Why can I not open MakeUseOf PDF downloads in Firefox using Adobe PDF Reader?

Alan R Vermillion, Sr December 31, 2010

I’m running Firefox with the latest Adobe update and can’t get any downloads from MakeUseOf. The error message says Adobe can’t do that. I run Windows Vista, which has updates almost every day. I often check for updates to my browser and all my software. What’s up with this kind of garbage?

  1. Aibek
    January 1, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Hey Alan,

    Did you try right clicking on the links and using 'Save Link As ...' option. This should download the PDF file to a desired location on your computer.

  2. Tina
    December 31, 2010 at 6:49 pm


    I'm afraid I can not verify the issue you're having. For me, PDF downloads from MakeUseOf work fine on both Chrome and Firefox with latest versions of both programs and Adobe Reader 9 and 10.

    Could it be that you accidentally disagreed with the Adobe Reader license agreement? This is just a wild guess, though.

    Did you try to download our PDF manuals in another browser, for example Internet Explorer?