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Unable to open pdfs downloaded through Firefox

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Marsupial, Sep 9, 2013.

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  1. Marsupial

    Marsupial Headmaster DLP Supporter

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    Not strictly a DLP-related issue, but there are people hereabouts who are far better with this stuff than I am.

    Issue is pretty much as it says. I have the latest updates for Adobe reader and Firefox installed.




    I can open any pdfs I create offline. There are absolutely no issues with that whatsoever.


    I can download a pdf through internet explorer with no issues whatsoever.

    I can view a pdf in-browser on Firefox, but it takes several minutes to load on a fast connection. My CPU use by Firefox shoots up from the normal 2-3% to 26-27% during the entire time the pdf is loading.

    I am completely unable to view a pdf that has been downloaded through Firefox. The download is completed just as quickly as via IE, but if I try to open the file it says that it is damaged and un-openable.



    All internet viewing/downloads are of the exact same files from both JSTOR.


    Any recommendations? Would prefer not to switch browsers, but I sort of need to be able to download journal articles.


    EDIT - CORRECTION: This is only a problem with pdfs downloaded through Firefox from JSTOR. I can get articles from elsewhere on the web without a problem. Anyone else out there with JSTOR access have the same problem, or is it just me?


    Edit 2: Oh for fuck's sake. http://about.jstor.org/content/firefox-pdf-issues Google first, ask questions second, google first, ask questions second... So yeah. Not just me, found a fix, yada yada yada. Feel free to delete this and/or throw rotten fruit at me.
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2013
  2. Oz

    Oz For Zombie. Moderator DLP Supporter

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    Closed the thread but leaving it here in case someone else has the issue and finds the page.
     
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