User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 If Adobe (formerly Adobe Acrobat) Reader is installed, Mozilla seems to ignore the Helper Applications settings for application/pdf, warning that it handles the type internally. (If Reader is uninstalled, this doesn't apply, so it is hardly "internally", but that is not the point of this bug-report.) The problem is that with Adobe Reader 6.0 (at least), even if all the browser integration is switched off under Internet settings, it is still launched as a plug-in by Mozilla. So it is not possible to get Mozilla either to launch Reader as a helper application or Save to disk instead. I consider this major because the former choice can be necessary for certain sites in connection with the failure of HTTP/1.1 byte-ranging (which is not used if the entire PDF is downloaded and then passed to a helper as opposed to an HTTP-aware plug-in); the latter choice avoids the overhead of launching another application, and saving can also be the only way to get some PDFs with corruption or display problems. The user should be able to control Mozilla's behaviour for a MIME type independently of third-party software. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install Adobe Reader. 2. Disable Reader web integration and/or configure Mozilla helper settings. 3. Visit a PDF document. Actual Results: Reader is launched and PDF opens in browser. Expected Results: Open with or Save to disk settings should be respected. Work-around: use right-click to save the PDF; then launch Reader manually.
Same thing happens with the same version of Mozilla but Acrobat Reader 5.1.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 236195 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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