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Date:      Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:02:20 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Firefox 21 not proceeding to URL
Message-ID:  <20130629070220.0057fa6e@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <51CE7649.4050205@eskk.nu>
References:  <20130628130712.706fc073@scorpio> <51CE7649.4050205@eskk.nu>

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On Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:53:13 +0200
Leslie Jensen articulated:

> 
> 
> 2013-06-28 19:07, Jerry skrev:
> > Using Firefox 21, if I enter this URL:
> >
> > http://www.nclawreview.org/documents/91/1/wegner.pdf
> >
> > nothing happens. The PDF is not displayed nor is there any evidence
> > that Firefox did anything at all.
> >
> > Now, entering the same URL using the same version of Firefox on a
> > Windows machine, it works perfectly. No surprise there. Why is it
> > failing on the FreeBSD machine? I posted on another forum and was
> > told it works under Linux, so it must be a FreeBSD problem. Can
> > anyone confirm this or have an idea what the problem is?
> >
> 
> It works for me.

It turns out the problem was caused by the "PDF Download" add-on I had
installed. I disabled it and all is well again. I contacted the author
who informed me that it works on *.nix  and the problem probably lies
with FreeBSD; however, he will look into it. In other words, it isn't
gong to be fixed anytime soon, if at all.  There is just no urgency is
wasting the time to fix a problem for a small niche of users and an
even smaller niche who are employing their add-on combined with an
infinitesimal number of users actually trying to access a site similar
to the one shown above.

-- 
Jerry ♔

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