David E. Ross wrote:
On 2/4/2009 8:17 PM, flyguy wrote:
I'm setting up a new XP Pro computer. Foxit Reader is set as my
default pdf reader, and set to open outside the browser. IE 7 uses
Foxit Reader for opening pdf files, but Seamonkey 1.1.14 uses Adobe
Reader. In Seamonkey's Preferences|Navigator|Helper applications,
I've set the PDF helper to use Foxit, but Adobe Reader still opens;
setting it to use the Default application still brings up Adobe Reader.
I "fixed" it by removing Adobe Reader from my machine. Now Foxit
opens instead, and all is well. If I need Adobe Reader, I'll try
installing it again and hope it works properly; frankly, I'm so
pleased with Foxit (love it's commenting and markup tools), I
probably won't want or need it.
There is something odd: when SM opens Adobe Reader outside the
browser, Adobe seems to work fine. But, the window that had the pdf
link in SM monkey isn't refreshing properly: whatever opens or is
dragged across it leaves a trail of images. Using the "back" button
will return to the page the link was on, and the display acts properly.
Seamonkey is using a profile from my previous XP Home computer.
Everything else seems to work well. The old computer and the new one
have the same preference settings (it's on the next desk, so it's
easy to check).
Try the following:
1. Remove both Foxit and Adobe Reader.
2. Install Adobe Reader.
3. Install Foxit.
I had a similar problem involving Adobe Reader and Acrobat (the writer).
The writer was being used by Mozilla instead of the reader (way back
before SeaMonkey and when Adobe Reader was called Acrobat Reader). I
found that the sequence in which they were installed made a big
I did install Foxit first when I got the computer, so perhaps that
caused the problem. I hope I remember this if I have to install Adobe :)
Is Foxit a pdf writer as well as a reader??
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