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Windows 7: Foxit PDF Reader 4.0 Released


29 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Foxit PDF Reader 4.0 Released

June 29, 2010

Foxit PDF Reader 4 is available. Changelog below.


warning   Warning
Make sure to uncheck the options you don't want

information   Information

* New Features:
- Added an advanced set of professional features
> The New Reader now includes Comments tools, Text Viewer & Text Converter, Form Filler, Spell Checker and Advanced Editing Tools; and it is still free. No additional licensing is required for more features with PDFs.
- Enhanced Safe Mode Setting
> Supports Safe Mode settings during installation, streamlining the workflow and offering better protection with PDF File.

* Bug Fixes:
- Fixed the crash issue when opening certain PDF documents.

Foxit Software


This version seemed to install the ask toolbar without even asking me this time, unless I missed the option spot, so beware.

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29 Jun 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the heads up.

Also I got the toolbar too, and I know I unchecked it when I installed.

One way around it is to download the zip version instead of the exe or msi versions, as the zip version doesn't need to be installed. With the zip version just download and unzip, place the unzipped exe wherever you want and run it once, then it will work anytime you open a PDF.
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29 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If they're going to start forcefully installing it without consent then I'll just look for an alternative, zip or not.
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29 Jun 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK just installed it on my second computer and it appears you and I both fail at reading comprehension. here is the windows about the toolbar,

Name:  foxittoolbar.png
Views: 22
Size:  68.6 KB

which they have changed from the last version. They removed the check box for the toolbar completely and made it the Accept and Decline buttons at the bottom. Clicking on Decline continues the install, with Accept installing the toolbar. I'm guess you did the same thing I did without catching it and clicked on Accept.

So it isn't that they are force installing it, just changed how to not install it.


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29 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're right. I unchecked the boxes, but failed to read the accept/decline part. Guess I need to slow down on my installation speed.

But nice tricky change foxit. Got us, will get a lot others.
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29 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks guys for the heads up on getting around the ASK toolbar. I hate toolbars.....but I love Fox IT PDF reader as an alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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02 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Here is link to 3 security fixes. Some of this was included in earlier versions. I think this is the same problem Adobe just fixed.

Foxit Software - Foxit Reader 4.0 for Windows

Jim
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02 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks, Jim.
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02 Jul 2010   #9
TOF

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
If they're going to start forcefully installing it without consent then I'll just look for an alternative, zip or not.
If I didn't already have Adobe Acrobat, I would definitely try out this new runner up.
Nitro PDF Reader ‚ÄĒ The PDF Reader, Reimagined It's free and can perform tasks that that previously only applications such as Acrobat or Nuance PDF Create would do.
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03 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
One way around it is to download the zip version instead of the exe or msi versions, as the zip version doesn't need to be installed. With the zip version just download and unzip, place the unzipped exe wherever you want and run it once, then it will work anytime you open a PDF.
thanks for the tip.. downloadin the zipped version
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