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
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
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??
They do have a writer, but Foxit Reader isn't it; however, the
commenting and markup tools are enabled, along with image capture,
drawing, measuring, and dimensioning tools. Also some others I haven't
tried to use yet. I find it a very easy way to annotate images and
documents. It adds an unobtrusive "evaluation mark" when you save the
document with your comments and markings. The paid version doesn't add
the evaluation mark, of course, but I'm not using it for business, so
the free version is great - 5 mb download, fast opening, good reviews in
the PC magazines.
Tks for that.
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