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Old 05-25-2011, 02:30 AM   #11
OREALLY
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Default Re: Disable "Do you want to open or save file"

Have you looked through IE9's options to see if they added another
download option that lets YOU configure away from a default value
regarding the download of files (and whether to open them)?

Yes..there is none. Unlike Chrome, Firefox and Safari which allows you to
immediately open the file. I think this is overzealous security on the part
of Microsoft. Never had a problem with XP immediately opening files such as
PDF. But XP used IE8

Oreally

"VanguardLH" wrote in message news:irhk9i$70e$1@news.albasani.net...

OREALLY wrote:

> Apparently...according Microsoft Tech Support...there is no option to
> disable this annoyance in IE9. Perhaps going back to IE8 would work.


No, as already mentioned, the option is to enable or disable the prompt.
Disable means you get the yellow infobar which means you STILL have to
make a decision to save or open. Enable means you get a popup where you
make a decision to save or open. Microsoft doesn't leave the decision
to the web browser. They leave the decision with the responsibile party
regarding the security in opening or saving files on their host.

Whether you select to open or save the directly linked file, you are
STILL downloading that file. The handler still needs a file to load, so
the web browser puts it in its temp file cache and then passes that file
to the handler. You are still downloading no matter which choice you
make. Only if the content is streamed does it mean it gets passed only
to the handler and you don't see a save to file prompt; however, you
asked about a directly linked file, not a streaming server source.

I believe some other web browsers let you configure how to handle file
downloads, like using a download manager or always saving to file.
Hopefully that is not the default action as that means any site with any
file could make any hypertext link making you think that you are
navigating to another page or frame also download files to your host.
You would be reducing security by electing to set the configurable
option to automatically download or to open (the downloaded) the files.

Have you looked through IE9's options to see if they added another
download option that lets YOU configure away from a default value
regarding the download of files (and whether to open them)?


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Old 05-25-2011, 04:30 AM   #12
VanguardLH
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OREALLY wrote:

> Yes..there is none. Unlike Chrome, Firefox and Safari which allows you to
> immediately open the file. I think this is overzealous security on the part
> of Microsoft. Never had a problem with XP immediately opening files such as
> PDF. But XP used IE8


I use PDF-Xchange Viewer as the add-on to IE8 on Windows XP. It is an
option in PDF-Xchange on how its handler manages the file download. You
can set it to open within the web browser window (although sometimes it
still opens a separate PDF-Xchange window) or not (which would always
open a PDF-Xchange window to open the .pdf file).

Which PDF handler do you have installed? Now that you mention it,
perhaps the handler, as a plug-in, can override the default behavior of
the web browser. If I enable the "Display PDF in Browser" option in
PDF-Xchange, I won't get the "Open or Save to file" prompt. The plug-in
sees the handler's config and tries to open the directly linked file
(after downloading it to the temp file cache - you'll notice the network
traffic with a wait for the download for a big .pdf file).

It's been years since I had Adobe Reader installed so you'll have to see
if its equivalent "Display PDF in Browser" option is enabled. See:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8...95ff-7f9f.html

Yet it mentions that if this option is disabled then the handler should
open a new window for Adobe Reader and download and then display the
..pdf file there. If that's the case, have you check the filetype
association for .pdf to make sure a handler is specified for it (i.e.,
..pdf is associated to acroread.exe)? If you select Open in the prompt
when clicking on a direct .pdf file link, does it work? If you save the
..pdf file to your drive, does double-clicking on it open the PDF file in
a viewer?

When reviewing the plug-ins installed for IE9, is the Acrobat Reader AX
control listed? Is it enabled?

Do you even have a PDF viewer installed?
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:30 AM   #13
OREALLY
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Default Re: Disable "Do you want to open or save file"

It doesn't seem to matter how I set up Acrobat Reader to open in the browser
or not. I think this is just a Windows 7-IE9 configuration....

I'll try pdf Xchange

Thanks,

Oreally



"VanguardLH" wrote in message news:iri0cb$d5s$1@news.albasani.net...

OREALLY wrote:

> Yes..there is none. Unlike Chrome, Firefox and Safari which allows you to
> immediately open the file. I think this is overzealous security on the
> part
> of Microsoft. Never had a problem with XP immediately opening files such
> as
> PDF. But XP used IE8


I use PDF-Xchange Viewer as the add-on to IE8 on Windows XP. It is an
option in PDF-Xchange on how its handler manages the file download. You
can set it to open within the web browser window (although sometimes it
still opens a separate PDF-Xchange window) or not (which would always
open a PDF-Xchange window to open the .pdf file).

Which PDF handler do you have installed? Now that you mention it,
perhaps the handler, as a plug-in, can override the default behavior of
the web browser. If I enable the "Display PDF in Browser" option in
PDF-Xchange, I won't get the "Open or Save to file" prompt. The plug-in
sees the handler's config and tries to open the directly linked file
(after downloading it to the temp file cache - you'll notice the network
traffic with a wait for the download for a big .pdf file).

It's been years since I had Adobe Reader installed so you'll have to see
if its equivalent "Display PDF in Browser" option is enabled. See:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8...95ff-7f9f.html

Yet it mentions that if this option is disabled then the handler should
open a new window for Adobe Reader and download and then display the
..pdf file there. If that's the case, have you check the filetype
association for .pdf to make sure a handler is specified for it (i.e.,
..pdf is associated to acroread.exe)? If you select Open in the prompt
when clicking on a direct .pdf file link, does it work? If you save the
..pdf file to your drive, does double-clicking on it open the PDF file in
a viewer?

When reviewing the plug-ins installed for IE9, is the Acrobat Reader AX
control listed? Is it enabled?

Do you even have a PDF viewer installed?

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:30 PM   #14
Gene E. Bloch
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Default Re: Disable "Do you want to open or save file"

Out of curiosity I opened IE9, which I usually don't use, and navigated
to a support site where I clicked on the link to a PDF manual.

On the bottom of the screen appeared a box with the question "Do you
want to open or save ***.pdf from zzz.com?". There were three buttons
in that box, Open, Save (drop-down button), & Cancel.

This is a new installation of Win 7 Pro from an OEM disk onto a
home-built computer, and AFAIK, I have added *no* plugins to IE9.

Just sayin'.


On 5/24/2011, OREALLY posted:
> It doesn't seem to matter how I set up Acrobat Reader to open in the browser
> or not. I think this is just a Windows 7-IE9 configuration....


> I'll try pdf Xchange


> Thanks,


> Oreally




> "VanguardLH" wrote in message news:iri0cb$d5s$1@news.albasani.net...


> OREALLY wrote:


>> Yes..there is none. Unlike Chrome, Firefox and Safari which allows you to
>> immediately open the file. I think this is overzealous security on the part
>> of Microsoft. Never had a problem with XP immediately opening files such as
>> PDF. But XP used IE8


> I use PDF-Xchange Viewer as the add-on to IE8 on Windows XP. It is an
> option in PDF-Xchange on how its handler manages the file download. You
> can set it to open within the web browser window (although sometimes it
> still opens a separate PDF-Xchange window) or not (which would always
> open a PDF-Xchange window to open the .pdf file).


> Which PDF handler do you have installed? Now that you mention it,
> perhaps the handler, as a plug-in, can override the default behavior of
> the web browser. If I enable the "Display PDF in Browser" option in
> PDF-Xchange, I won't get the "Open or Save to file" prompt. The plug-in
> sees the handler's config and tries to open the directly linked file
> (after downloading it to the temp file cache - you'll notice the network
> traffic with a wait for the download for a big .pdf file).


> It's been years since I had Adobe Reader installed so you'll have to see
> if its equivalent "Display PDF in Browser" option is enabled. See:


> http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8...95ff-7f9f.html


> Yet it mentions that if this option is disabled then the handler should
> open a new window for Adobe Reader and download and then display the
> .pdf file there. If that's the case, have you check the filetype
> association for .pdf to make sure a handler is specified for it (i.e.,
> .pdf is associated to acroread.exe)? If you select Open in the prompt
> when clicking on a direct .pdf file link, does it work? If you save the
> .pdf file to your drive, does double-clicking on it open the PDF file in
> a viewer?


> When reviewing the plug-ins installed for IE9, is the Acrobat Reader AX
> control listed? Is it enabled?


> Do you even have a PDF viewer installed?


--
Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


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Old 05-26-2011, 02:30 AM   #15
OREALLY
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Default Re: Disable "Do you want to open or save file"

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I can set PDF Xchange to open PDF in Browser (as you suggested) and no
notification appears!

Thanks

"VanguardLH" wrote in message news:iri0cb$d5s$1@news.albasani.net...

OREALLY wrote:

> Yes..there is none. Unlike Chrome, Firefox and Safari which allows you to
> immediately open the file. I think this is overzealous security on the
> part
> of Microsoft. Never had a problem with XP immediately opening files such
> as
> PDF. But XP used IE8


I use PDF-Xchange Viewer as the add-on to IE8 on Windows XP. It is an
option in PDF-Xchange on how its handler manages the file download. You
can set it to open within the web browser window (although sometimes it
still opens a separate PDF-Xchange window) or not (which would always
open a PDF-Xchange window to open the .pdf file).

Which PDF handler do you have installed? Now that you mention it,
perhaps the handler, as a plug-in, can override the default behavior of
the web browser. If I enable the "Display PDF in Browser" option in
PDF-Xchange, I won't get the "Open or Save to file" prompt. The plug-in
sees the handler's config and tries to open the directly linked file
(after downloading it to the temp file cache - you'll notice the network
traffic with a wait for the download for a big .pdf file).

It's been years since I had Adobe Reader installed so you'll have to see
if its equivalent "Display PDF in Browser" option is enabled. See:

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Reader/8...95ff-7f9f.html

Yet it mentions that if this option is disabled then the handler should
open a new window for Adobe Reader and download and then display the
..pdf file there. If that's the case, have you check the filetype
association for .pdf to make sure a handler is specified for it (i.e.,
..pdf is associated to acroread.exe)? If you select Open in the prompt
when clicking on a direct .pdf file link, does it work? If you save the
..pdf file to your drive, does double-clicking on it open the PDF file in
a viewer?

When reviewing the plug-ins installed for IE9, is the Acrobat Reader AX
control listed? Is it enabled?

Do you even have a PDF viewer installed?


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