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Lykele

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When using IE8, I attempt down download a PDF file off the IRS site. A window pops up asking "Do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it?"

It then offers 3 buttons of "Find, Save, Cancel". My question is what about just "Opening" the PDF directly. My file extension for PDF points to a program I use all the time. If I select the same PDF file with FireFox, it just opens.

Do I have some setting wrong?

Thanks. Jim
 

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tools manage add ons look for adobe/pdf click make sure enabled
 

Lykele

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Thanks for your response. I actually use PDF-Xchange as my PDF program, but I knew that wasn't the problem. Additionally, I ran IE8 on a laptop and didn't have any problems, so I suspected something had change.

I ultimately ran a program called 'Exterminate It' which found something they labeled as "Hijacker' in the registry. Unfortunately, I didn't have a paid copy of their product so I manually deleted the registry entry it directed me to and now I get the option of "Open" in addition to "Save", "Cancel". So everything is back to normal.

I appreciate your help.

Jim
 
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