Configure Opera to Use Foxit PDF Plug-in

Before configuring Opera to display PDFs with Foxit Reader, make sure the following things:

1.     Foxit Reader Plugin has been installed. Normally, it was installed by default. To check, look into C:Program files (x86)Foxit SoftwareFoxit Readerplugins, see if there is a DLL file named as “npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll".

2.     Associate Foxit Reader Plugin with Firefox. Open File > Preferences >File Associations > Advanced > check the option "Include browser when setting default PD viewer", click on Ok to apply the change.  

Set up Opera to display PDFs with Foxit Plugin

·     Enter opera:plugins into address bar


·   Disable Adobe Reader Plugin if any.

·   If you have Both Foxit Phantom and Reader plugin enabled in the Plugins list, disable one of them.

·   Restart Opera

This screen shows Opera is using Foxit PDF Plugin showing a PDF file.


If you see the following screen, check the following two things:


·   Enter into opera:plugins make sure Adobe was disabled and check if Foxit Reader plugin is  

 enabled, if not,  enable it.

·   Open Foxit Reader, step into File |Preferences | File Associations |Advanced, ensure
 the option “Include browser when setting default PDF viewer” is checked.

If you see following blank screen, check the following things:


Navigate to C:Program Files (x86)Foxit SoftwareFoxit Readerplugins, see if the plugin file “npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll” exists there, if not, go to, find Foxit Reader Add-on, download the Firefox plugin and install it. 

Note: NPAPI plugins are no longer allowed in Opera12.17 and above, so this solution only works for Opera versions prior 12.17 .







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