How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

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centguy
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How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

Post by centguy » 2018/07/27 06:38:46

<r>With the latest firefox, I can no longer "automatically" open an attached pdf file in an email. Previously I was able to <br/>
view the pdf files since the Open with seems to tied to acroread.<br/>
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Now, I do not how to configure to use /usr/bin/acroread to make the new firefox to open pdf file by default.<br/>
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More specifically, I have a small popup window that says<br/>
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You have chosen to open:<br/>
img--any.pdf<br/>
<br/>
which is: application/pdf type<br/>
from: <URL url="https://outlook.office.com">https://outlook.office.com</URL><br/>
<br/>
What should Firefox do with this file?<br/>
Open with Firefox Web Browser (default) <br/>
<br/>
Other...<br/>
<br/>
But I cannot stick in /usr/bin/acroread in the Other.<br/>
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May I have missed something.

Note: I saved this post as draft and the gibberish html codes appear.. not my problem.

The new firefox is quite awful to use, to be frank. I have not gained anything except to get some frustration.

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Re: How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

Post by frankwhop » 2018/07/27 17:14:58

I quite agree. This Firefox version stinks. Centos user for many years now. openSUSE, debian, arch, here I come.

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Re: How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

Post by TrevorH » 2018/07/27 17:32:12

It won't make any difference which distro you use, if you use firefox then you will end up with firefox 60+ at some point as all support for older versions will be withdrawn. Don't blame us for the state of firefox, tell Mozilla.
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Re: How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

Post by centguy » 2018/08/07 16:10:20

okay, I have a CentOS with FF 52.8.0 (64 bit). Everything works perfectly so far. Seems like I have no choice but to stay with 2.6.32-754.el6.x86_64 until the computer die then (or something breaks..).. All other CentOS box with FF60+ is making me losing productivity. Web base dropbox not connecting soon enough or some weird problem. If this is a universal FF problem, then I shall consider whether to switch to something else eventually. Really really annoyed. Sorry for expressing my disappointment.

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Re: How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

Post by TrevorH » 2018/08/07 16:12:07

firefox has no dependency on what kernel you run so you are not stuck "with 2.6.32-754.el6.x86_64 until the computer die".
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Re: How to make firefox uses acroread to open an attached pdf file?

Post by centguy » 2018/08/08 03:21:58

Downloaded firefox-52.8.0esr.linux-x86_64.sdk.tar.bz2 or firefox-52.8.0esr.tar.bz2

Tried both. Hit
./firefox
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/someone/Downloads/t/firefox-sdk/bin/libmozgtk.so:
libgtk-3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM

Give up.

Just be content with what I have so far..

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