Adobe....arrrrrgh!

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    Adobe....arrrrrgh!

    Anyone know why trying to open a pdf would constantly lock up my computer and shut down IE7?
    Can't even access web sites that feature a pdf when they open.
    It usually tries to open a window and the little green bar makes it almost all the way across before it gives up and dies.
    Sometimes Adobe itself will open up, but same result.

    PS. It does not happen on Geoexpat.

    Last edited by Sleuth; 04-09-2007 at 09:17 AM. Reason: Added PS

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    Assume you've uninstalled and reinstalled the latest version?


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    Dump IE7 and get Firefox instead.


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    I agree... dump IE7 and install Firefox 2.0.0.6. Here is the link:
    http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

    Also, upgrade Adobe Reader from version 7 to 8.1.
    http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

    Good luck!


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    i use opera as a browser and haven't had the same problems i get from ie


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    So it's an IE7-Adobe combination issue, as opposed to an issue with one or the other. Does that mean I have to take back everything I said about Adobe?
    I have IE7 on my work computer and don't have these issues. Wonder if I have a more up-to-date Adobe? Guess I will start by dumping and reinstalling Adobe. We'll see how that works.


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    Some people use Foxit PDF Reader for Windows instead:

    http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleuth:
    So it's an IE7-Adobe combination issue, as opposed to an issue with one or the other. Does that mean I have to take back everything I said about Adobe?
    I have IE7 on my work computer and don't have these issues. Wonder if I have a more up-to-date Adobe? Guess I will start by dumping and reinstalling Adobe. We'll see how that works.
    I'm going to go out on a limb here...

    Two Adobe Acrobat Standard 7.0 sub-releases ago, I started having issues under IE6 and IE7, but after the LAST minor release I have the OCCASIONAL problem under Firefox 2.0.0.6.

    This would lead me to think that it's more and Adobe -> Browser issue rather than the browsers themselves.

    Suffice to say, opening PDF's within a browser is obviously an issue.

    Hope this is of some help.

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    I'd agree -- while firefox is generally better than IE, Adobe's products have begun to suck a whole lot more than Microsoft's.

    Recommend doing a clean uninstall and trying to reinstall before switching browsers (which can cause a number of other unintentional problems -- like your bank not accepting Firefox as a "secure browser")


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    The uninstall-reinstall worked. Now we can download applications without me having to run to the office.
    Thanks for the help!


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