I’m using Adobe Acrobat (for compatibilities sake only, please post your favourite PDF program in the comments below!), but I’ve been rather annoyed recently at it having a tendency to hang Firefox if I tried to open more than one PDF file from the internet.
Simple fix/hack – make Firefox save PDF files rather than open them.
- Open Options (Tools \ Options in Windows and Edit \ Preferences in Linux)
- Open the Applications tab
- under ‘Adobe Acrobat Document’ change the value of the dropdown to ‘Save file’
- OK the change
- All done. Hopefully that’s one less annoying crash to worry about!
Ps get Session manager to save yourself loosing a window full of tabs or having to do a horribly manual procedure like recovering tabs from a accidentally closed Firefox window.