Problem seeing PDF files with firefox

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Tue Nov 1 19:46:08 UTC 2011

On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 21:38, Timothy Murphy <gayleard at> wrote:
> Normally if I click on a link in firefox to a PDF file,
> I am asked if I want to see it or save it.
> But recently this has stopped working;
> if I click on such a file now, nothing happens.
> Eg, google just brought up the URL
> <>,
> but when I click on this choice nothing happens -
> the screen remains blank.
> I have no problem retrieving the file with wget.
> Has anyone come across this problem?
> I'm running Fedora-15, which I keep updated.
> I see that I updated firefox a couple of days ago,
> which may be when the problem started:
> -------------------------------------
> Oct 30 12:09:50 Updated: firefox-7.0.1-3.fc15.i686
> -------------------------------------
> Any advice or suggestions gratefully received.

Go to Edit -> Preferences -> Applications and remove the associations for PDF.

Dotan Cohen

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