Which browser are you using? Have you tried resetting your browser?
A few browsers don't download PDF files in the traditional sense but instead, open them inside the browser. Safari and Chrome are of the latter type, Firefox and Opera of the former (unless you install a PDF plugin).
Adobe's reader plugin only works with Safari so that wouldn't have affected Firefox in any way. The fact that this occurs across browsers makes me believe that the issue is actually the website and not the browser. Are you trying to download the same PDF in each browser?
I tried 2 different sites and neither time did it download. Reader kept putting up messages saying that it was not the default pdf reader so I cliced to make it the default. How do Iget back to what i was using .... not sure what it was though!
Hey everyone, I suspect the problem lies with Mozilla Firefox, of which I am a loyal user but this is disappointing. Like Donncha77, I was not able to download any PDFs from any website within the last week or so using Firefox. I repeatedly reinstalled Adobe Reader, restarted my iMac, etc., but to no avail. I installed Chrome and no problems whatsoever.
I have been having the same problem using Firefox 11.0. A blank page opens. What I discovered is if you use File>Save Page As>PDF file while viewing the blank page, the PDF is saved to where ever you have specified.
This thing drove me nuts, and I uninstalled Adobe Reader and reinstalled the latest version, and updated Firefox to the newest version, but the above action is the only thing that has worked.
That worked for me as well. Strangely though, I downloaded a car brochure a couple of days ago and tried it again today. Instead of the pages appearing singly, they now appear as you would see when the actual brochure is opened.
I assume that Mozilla will be releasing a fix for this, but it is odd that the update went out without thorough checking first.