(Solved) Acrobat reader browser annoyance

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golfer2

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I have this annoying problem when I try to download a file using Netscape 7.0 --- an Acrobat reader dialog box appears asking if I would like to view the file using the reader or would I like to save it to disk. The file is not a pdf file so viewing it is senseless. If I save it to disk it gets save as fn.exe.pdf. If I rename the file to fn.exe it works just fine but it is an annoyance to have to go through this. By the way this only happens with netscape and not MS IE. There must be a netscape plugin that is causing the problem but I have been unable to find it after hours of searching. Any help would be appreciated.
 

golfer2

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I think I solved the problem. I needed to include "application/pdf" as an application helper file under navigator preferences. This causes the acrobat reader to be invoked only if I download a pdf file. The reader does not get involved for any other file extension. Time will tell.
 
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