How to Find the Missing Plug-ins for Adobe Reader

by Ray Padgett

Adobe Reader offers a browser plug-in to let you view PDF files in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Although useful, it contains an error that makes it occasionally disappear from browsers -- Firefox in particular -- when you try to enable it. To display the missing plug-in, you have to reset it in the Adobe Reader preferences.

Step 1

Quit your Web browser.

Step 2

Open "Adobe Reader."

Step 3

Select "Preferences" from the "Edit" menu, and click the "Internet" tab.

Step 4

Unselect "Display PDF in Browser" and click "OK." If it is already not selected, you can skip this step.

Step 5

Return to the "Internet" tab, but this time select "Display PDF in Browser" and click "OK."

Open your Web browser again. Toggling the Reader preferences will have fixed the issue.

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Based in New York City, Ray Padgett has been writing about music and technology since his 2009 graduation from Dartmouth College. He has a degree in religion, with a minor in English. He has been published in SPIN.com and in "The Celebrity Café," "The Noise" and an upcoming Bob Dylan anthology.

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