firefox not using acroread

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sat Dec 15 11:13:23 UTC 2012

Gene Heskett wrote:
> 10.04.4 32 bit here.

> How can I convince firefox to use acroread?

Install the adobe reader from the Canonical repository, if you haven't 
done it already. Then edit the firefox preferences section 
"Applications". For the content type "PDF-Document" select the action 
"Use Adobe reader 9 (default)".

> Or if the reader has too
> many security flaws, can this one be switched to one that actually
> works?

You could try Okular.


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