User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:11.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/11.0 Build ID: 20120312181643 Steps to reproduce: Tried to download pdf files as I've done for ages Actual results: Nothing. The .pdf URL appears in the address bar, but nothing happens Expected results: Usually the pdf file starts downloading....as I've done without a problem for years, until today....and I did NOT download or change any software or settings, except for an automatic upgrade of and by Firefox yesterday....!! I assume that should be the culprit?!?
I will try and reproduce, but next time, Robert, to save some time for us, could you please also provide the url of one such pdf?
Testing with http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-4.pdf and either FF 11 or FF 12, I cannot reproduce the issue.
(1) As requested, the pdf files that did NOT download using Firefox: http://www.lbie.com/07_Basalt_Needled_Felt.pdf http://www.lbie.com/08_Basalt_Surface_Tissue.pdf http://www.thirdwave.de/3w/tech/armor/carbonfibre.pdf http://www.globalspill.com/uploads/downloads/page81boom-accessoriestidal-compensatorstowing-bridalsmagnetic-boom-connectors.pdf http://www.slickbar.com/pdf/slickbar/mk_rb_repair_manual.pdf http://www.slickbar.com/slickbar/boom_accessories/MidPointTConnector.pdf http://www.epa.gov/osweroe1/docs/oil/ncp/SorbSolidifierFactsheet2007finalV6.pdf (2) I managed to get the files by opening Acrobat and creating a pdf file from the webpage URL from within Acrobat. (3) I downloaded the pdf files using Safari without a problem. Ergo, something must have created this problem with Firefox when Firefox upgraded automatically yesterday. It's NOT the pdf files, it's not my Mac, and it's not any change in settings, unless Firefox upgraded and changed something outside my control. The problem persists WITH FIREFOX ALONE.
(In reply to Robert from comment #3) > http://www.lbie.com/07_Basalt_Needled_Felt.pdf Works correctly with FF 11.0 on Fedora 16. In the Firefox Preferences under "Applications", what is listed for PDF files? If you keep the "Downloads" window open (Tools > Downloads), is anything displayed when you try to start a PDF download?
I wrote what happens, or actually, does not happen. But, in the meantime pdf downloads work again as before. I simply trashed Firefox.app and downloaded it again. Nothing else.
CLosing as per last comment (not reproducible).