problem opening pdf/doc on iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Aniej, May 26, 2008.

  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    I just set up a new iMac for my parents who both use the web based version of outlook for reading email when at home. For some reason when a .pdf or .doc file is attached and you try to open it, I keep getting a message telling me that I must right-click and save the attachment (see attached), but then when I try to do so there is no dialogue box that allows me to save the attachment. I have Preview set up as the pdf viewer and Word as the doc viewer. Anyone have insight as what to do in order to resolve this, I'm at a loss:confused:
     

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  2. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    What browser are you using? What type of mouse are you using?
     
  3. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    I'm using firefox 3 beta 5 and a wireless mighty mouse. Thoughts?
     
  4. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Did you configure your mighty mouse for right clicking?

    System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Mouse Tab

    This is what it should look like.

    Let me know if this fixes your problem.
     

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  5. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    yes mighty mouse is configured for right click. moreover, i have also tried using control + left click and it is not giving me the option to save.
     
  6. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Then maybe it's your browser giving you the problem.

    Try Safari and see if you have the problem.
     

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