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panandtilt
 
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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 9:35 am

Been using Seamonkey since I can remember , ions ...this is the first time I have to post for a issue.
I no longer seem to be able just open a email attachment, specifically .pdfs, without having to download them first to my hard drive.
Have Adobe reader loaded on the workstation. No problem using Thunderbird or other email clients.
Plug in is installed. Any insight or solution would greatly be appreciated before I unistall and try a reinstall
V 2.46

therube

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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 1:25 pm

So with the same email, SeaMonkey wants to save the pdf (first), where TB opens it "directly" (into Adobe Reader)?

Check your settings, perhaps.
Edit | Preferences | Browser -> Helper Applications => Adobe*.
(And I thought there was a separate item for "pdf" or similar, but not finding that at this time?)

(I don't know if the Mail end has separate settings for this or not?)
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

panandtilt
 
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Post Posted February 12th, 2018, 10:21 pm

Yup, the only option I have if I either right click the attachments or just double click the attachment is for the download manager to open and then asks where to save it on the drive. Most the time I just want to open it (with Seamonkey opening adobe ) without actually saving it.
I actually had the same issue through the browser when I clicked a .pdf link on a website.
Adobe is in the helper application window.
Odd thing is this just started doing this within the last day so I’m trying tip retrace my steps but I haven’t downloaded any applications recently.

Adobe launched properly with all other clients and browsers ( TB, FF , Chrome etc)
Just had me perplexed :)

therube

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Post Posted February 13th, 2018, 11:46 am

Is this with all .pdf or only some?
If the mime-type is incorrect (Mozilla) will prompt for an action to do with the (one might say) stream.
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.1.19) Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript

panandtilt
 
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Post Posted February 15th, 2018, 10:09 am

Just with all .pdf's, either through email or from the SeaMonkey Browser (website link for example to a .pdf)
All other attachments give me a prompt window to save or open with that particular file extension program

panandtilt
 
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Post Posted February 16th, 2018, 7:19 am

Update
Reinstalled, Issue resolved
Thank you therube for your posts :)

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