JD wrote:
George Carden wrote:
NoOp wrote:
On 04/25/2009 10:01 AM, George Carden wrote:
I've always used the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read PDF files. But recently I installed the Foxit reader in order to take advantage of their typing feature to fill out PDF forms. I still kept the Adobe reader as my default PDF reader.

However, since downloading Foxit, now whenever I get a PDF file in my email as an attachment, and when I click links to PDF files within the SeaMonkey browser, it is opening the documents in Foxit (within the browser). I want it to open them in Adobe, within the browser, like it used to before I downloaded Foxit.

How can I get that set back?

Thanks for your help!


This has nothing to do with SeaMonkey - unless you've specifically set
pdf files to open in SM via the Helper Applications.

I suggest that you open Windows Explorer, find a .pdf file, right click
the file, select 'Open With', select Adobe Reader & click the 'Always
use this program to open these files'. Then check in SM preferences:
Navigator|Helper Applications| and see what is set for pdf files.

As they say down South, "It's the darndest thing I've ever seen."

I have gone through everything and done the following...

1) Set (again) to be sure Adobe is my default reader program for my Vista OS for all PDF files.

2) Gone through Helper Application prefs for SeaMonkey to set, specifically, Adobe to always be the handler of PDF's within SeaMonkey (it was set to "use default application").

So, theoretically, everything is set to use Adobe for all PDF's everywhere, including SeaMonkey, and when I click on PDFs in SeaMonkey, it's still opening them with Foxit. This wouldn't really be a problem, except I can't get Foxit to print some PDF's correctly...so my wife is unhappy...meaning, I may not enjoy lunch today. ;-)

Any other ideas? Thanks for all suggestions to this point...they certainly do make sense to me...but, apparently not to Foxit.


Try this. In SeaMonkey, enter about:plugins like you would a web address. Scroll down and look at your installed plug-ins. Is there one installed for .pdf files? If there is, make a note of where it is located.

Aha!  Yes...There's a plug-in for Foxit, and one for Adobe:

Foxit Reader Plugin for Mozilla

    File name: npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
    Foxit Reader Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

MIME Type       Description     Suffixes        Enabled
application/pdf         Acrobat Portable Document Format        pdf     Yes


Adobe Acrobat

    File name: nppdf32.dll
    Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape

MIME Type       Description     Suffixes        Enabled
application/pdf         Acrobat Portable Document Format        pdf     Yes
application/vnd.adobe.pdfxml    Adobe PDF in XML Format         pdfxml  Yes
application/vnd.adobe.x-mars    Adobe PDF in XML Format         mars    Yes
application/vnd.fdf     Acrobat Forms Data Format       fdf     Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfdf XML Version of Acrobat Forms Data Format xfdf Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xdp+xml   Acrobat XML Data Package        xdp     Yes
application/vnd.adobe.xfd+xml   Adobe FormFlow99 Data File      xfd     Yes
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