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Windows 7: cannot view pdf on web

26 Jan 2014   #1
Clark Kent

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
cannot view pdf on web

windows 7, 64 bit, IE 11. cannot view pdf on web. enabled in manage add ons. display pdf enabled or checked in preferences in reader. have uninstalled, then reinstalled, then rechecked these settings. what else to do to view?


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26 Jan 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Click on the Gear Icon, select Internet Options.
Click on Programs tab.
Click Set Programs button.
Scroll down to .pdf and set Adobe Reader as the program.
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26 Jan 2014   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Is that so for all browsers. Chrome is usually good at that. Here you can test it with one of my own links.
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26 Jan 2014   #4
Clark Kent

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

now I click the url with the pdf, its a blank page. the indicator pops up, 'do you want to open or save', I click open, and nothing happens. even on this site, next to reply, reply with quote, etc, all have the same little black box with white x in it. reader was set as default for .pdf.
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26 Jan 2014   #5
Clark Kent

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I run vipre internet security so I'm looking thru those settings also
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26 Jan 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try Chrome. That is usually the most responsive.
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26 Jan 2014   #7
Clark Kent

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

the x is gone that I was getting. it seems I have another problem. same white screen. the box pops up to open or save. open, nothing happens. save, it states that the pdf cannot be downloaded. I did try to download chrome as a test, but same result. open doesn't do anything. now what
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26 Jan 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Do you have another browser or only IE.
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26 Jan 2014   #9
Clark Kent

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I only have ie. when I clicked download for firefox, the prompt appeared to open or save the file. clk open, nothing happens. same now for the pdf I want to view.
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26 Jan 2014   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I guess you need a portable browser for the interim to stay operational. Here is one Chrome option, but there are portable Firefox and others. Just be careful from which site you get it. Don't immediately run - just save it first and scan for malware.
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