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Windows 7: Foxit Reader 5.0 released

26 May 2011   #11
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Like all programs, the update targets vulnerabilities that have come to light since the previous version was released. In many cases, the performance is also improved. As with all programs, the more popular and well-known it is, the more susceptible it is to vulnerabilities, which is why both Adobe and Foxit release new versions on a regular basis. The others also release updated versions from time to time, but since they are not specifically targeted in the same way as their more well-known cousins, there is less of a need for the updates (although, having said that, you should make a point of periodically checking if there is an update available).


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26 May 2011   #12
Joan Archer

Windows 10 64bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I'll have to have a look at the others, John has Adobe Reader on his machine it was installed when he got it and we just didn't bother changing it. I changed to Foxit because of the way Adobe was so bloated and at the time Foxit was a much better option.
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27 May 2011   #13
murmatron

Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

At long last it has a thumbnail provider for explorer. It also seems to be including more and more things I don't want.

Personally I use Nitro which unfortunately doesn't do thumbnails, so; out of curiosity I installed Foxit on a snapshotted VM, copied the interestingly named FoxitPDFInfo.dll to my real machine, registered the dll and copied the ShellEx registry sub-key for .pdf from the VM. After a reboot I now have pdf thumbnails in explorer without Foxit.

Edit: Looks like FoxitPDFInfo.dll works as a thumbnail provider for Illustrator .AI files too.
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27 May 2011   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Don't know if or when they will get around to put it up, but for those that still want to use it without the toolbar I found a link to the Foxit FTP (direct download) that has a .msi version that doesn't include the toolbar.

http://cdn01.foxitsoftware.com/pub/f...1.0523_enu.msi
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27 May 2011   #15
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Nice find. It's still a good reader, and now that we've located a download without the unnecessary bloatware included, I'm more than happy to return to it.
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28 May 2011   #16
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

foxit has been my fav. pdf reader since long time (zillion times better than adobe acro shit)
regarding ask.c toolbar, you can easily uninstall it separately

i am facing a problem with this version as i cannot get it to generate thumbnails of the .pdf files
i uninstalled the previous version then installed and again reinstalled it but no good
it is set as my default pdf reader
thumbnail was a major usp for me, can someone help me
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28 May 2011   #17
murmatron

Windows 7 Pro x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abu46 View Post
i cannot get it to generate thumbnails of the .pdf files
I've seen reports of problems on x64 - at least one on the Foxit forum. I've seen plenty of reports of other applications' thumbnail providers not working on x64, so it wouldn't be the first time.

I'd have thought that 64bit is a significant majority on Windows 7 and folks would pay a bit more attention.

They work fine for me on 32bit, but that doesn't help you very much :\
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28 May 2011   #18
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

According to the user manual that feature only works on 32 bit Windows at this time.
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29 May 2011   #19
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

thnx guys

frankly i cannot imagine that they couldn't get the thumbnails working in a 64bit version which is pretty much mainstream now a days!!
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29 May 2011   #20
muzika

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

i prefer use foxit pdf reader...
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