SUMMARY: Double click to open PDF's in Thunderbird

From: Dave Martini <>
Date: Wed Oct 26 2005 - 14:32:33 EDT
Thanks to Andrew Hay for the fix.
Turns out I had the wrong path to acroread defined in Thunderbird.
I can double click pdf's and now Acroready opens.

Now if I can only get URL links to open up Firefox.
Any tricks to that??

Below is my original question.

I'm running ThunderBird email client 1.0.7.
" When I receive a pdf document in an email message I'd like the pdf to be
" displayed within the body of the email itself is that possible?
" If not, I'd like to be able to click on the pdf enclosure and have
" Acroread open. I have acroread installed on my Solaris 9 box but when
" double click the pdf enclosure it try's to download and save the pdf
" file and never finishes downloading/saving and never opens Acroread.
" I have the pdf extension installed in Thunderbird under
" edit/preferences/attachments
" and it says automatically perform the associated action with each of the
" file types.
" Next to pdf it says "open with Acroread"
" Is there anything else I need to do to get this to work?

Dave Martini
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Received on Wed Oct 26 14:33:15 2005

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