How to CHANGE application to open PDF in FIREFOX?

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  1. not2bright macrumors newbie

    not2bright

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    I just got a new MBP, and use Firefox as my browser. Somehow, I inadvertently (stupidly?:() set Adobe indesign as my default application to open pdf files, INSTEAD OF ADOBE ACROBAT. Now every time I try to open a pdf file from Firefox, it opens indd and then gives an error message. Included is a suggestion to change the default in Preferences in Firefox. When I look into Preferences I can't find WHERE to change it.

    H-E-L-P!! And, thanks.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Right-click a PDF; select Open with…; Select Acrobat; Check box that says open as default; Open the file with program. New default should be saved now.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Ah...

    1. Single Click on any PDF file that's on your drive.
    2. Press Apple + I (get info)
    3. Look for the "Open with:" and change the current to some.other.app.
    if you like to apply to all, click on "change all"

    Umm.. I don't think you can make Firefox open the PDF within the browser. OSX's default is Preview.app
     
  4. valvehead macrumors regular

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    While it's true that Adobe doesn't have a plugin for Firefox on OSX, there are third-party plugins that allow viewing in the browser window. I use this one. Unfortunately there aren't any toolbars, but it makes viewing pdf files easy without having to download, open, close, and erase.
     
  5. not2bright thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Got it figured out. Thanks.

    Went to Firefox Preferences.

    Opened Applications Tab.

    Scrolled down to Portable Document Format (pdf) and changed it to Adobe Acrobat Professional.

    Viola!
     
  6. not2bright thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. killerwhack macrumors regular

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    firebug on Firefox 3

    I wish the firebug would be released for FF3... Kind of a disappointment living without it.
     
  8. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    That FF add-on worked perfectly, thanks for sharing!
     

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