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Download file from IE8

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Lykele, Dec 31, 2010.

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  1. Lykele

    Lykele Thread Starter

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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
     
  3. Lykele

    Lykele Thread Starter

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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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