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How to open pdf file in Opera Mail using Adobe

  • Hello,
    When I receive an email with a pdf and I double click on the pdf attachment I get a message about Office 360 not being installed on my computer. Clicking on 'open with' provides no options to select a program to open it with.

    In the past I have been saving any pdfs then navigating to them using windows explorer and opening them that way. It would just be easier if I could figure out how to open a pdf straight from the email.

    I'm using Windows 10 and Adobe is set as the default for pdf files.
    Trying to update Opera Mail gives the message that Opera is up to date.

  • If Opera Mail follows the same convention as the Opera 12 browser, it doesn't take its file associations from Windows.
    If you open the preferences, is there an option under the advanced tab called "Downloads"?
    If so, sort the list by file extension by clicking at the top of that column, find "pdf" and set what the action is on opening a pdf there.

  • Opera mail never supported plugins as such; no idea if you can effectively get an Open action (save to a temp file and open in an external program).

  • I doubt you can get a pdf to actually open in Opera Mail, but you should be able to set it to open with an external program I would have thought.

  • You can get to opera:plugins in Opera Mail by editing help/en/en.html in the opera program files directory and adding

    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=opera:plugins">

    to the head. Then, you just press F1.

    But, you shouldn't need to do that as the pdf attachment isn't going to open in a new tab in Opera Mail and get embedded with the adobe reader plugin. It should just launch with the default application.

    Now, you could put

    [File Types Section Info]
    [Trusted Protocols Section Info]

    in Opera Mail's operaprefs.ini (in your preferences directory) and add handlers.ini with

    Opera Preferences version 2.1
    ; Do not edit this file while Opera is running
    ; This file is stored in UTF-8 encoding
    Application Description
    Web handler
    Plugin Path=C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\Browser\nppdf32.dll
    Plugin Name=Adobe Acrobat
    Plugin Description=Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 17.9.20044
    Save To Folder=

    in the preferences directory and start Opera. (Flags are set to have application pdf open with the default application. You can play with an Opera 12 setup's file type settings and then look at handlers.ini for changes.)

    But, you shouldn't have to do that either. Things work fine for me with pdf attachments on Win10 with Opera mail and Adobe.

    I would goto Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Default Programs in Windows, select Adobe and make sure it has all its defaults. I would skip the new Win 10 default apps settings.