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July 12, 2010

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Dave Cooper

Volker and Chris ...

In the above instructions you say:

Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.dwf

But there is no .dwf in my Registry Editor for Windows XP Pro SP3.

What there is is dwffile.

And when I change the Content Type there as instructed, it works.

Otherwise, it is all working great on my Windows machine, now how about the instructions on getting it to work on my Ubuntu device?

Cheers ...

Dave Cooper (Autodesk alumni from 1988 - 2001)
Amsterdam
Nederland

Dave Cooper

Volker and Chris ...

Just a clarification. I think the discrepancy of directory/file names in the registry may be because in the above case I was working with ADR 2008 on my Windows XP Pro SP3 Cooler Master workstation PC. I notice that on a new install of ADR (see below), your instructions are correct.

I also report that when I downloaded and installed the newest ADR to my Windows XP Home Acer Aspire One netbook,everything worked flawlessly. When IE loaded up a DWF from a webpage of mine, it worked fine (the user needs to know that the browser will alert for confirmation of ActiveX). The Firefox Add-on for Mozilla Firefox 3.6.8 loaded the DWF embedded in the webpage perfectly, and the Registry edit of Content Type also caused Google Chrome browser to work fine.

Thanks to everyone at Autodesk and you blokes on this blog for providing exactly what we all want. At least that is my opinion.

Great tools !

Dave Cooper
Amsterdam
Nederland

Chris Blocher

Glad to hear everything is working as expected, Dave. We appreciate the feedback!

Best,

Chris

User Assistance, Design Review
Autodesk

Dave Cooper

Chris ...

By the way, I just loaded Safari 5.0.1 (7533.17.8) and by Jove, without downloading and installing any plug-ins or add-ons, Safari displays the DWF fine when I load up the web page (that web page has the HTML code included to enable Google Chrome to display the DWF). So something is working for Safari and I reckon it is that snippet.

BUT ... big BUTT here ... while the page is displayed in Safari, and you click on the X in the top right of the window to close the browser, it crashes.

I am submitting a bug report to Apple about that, but you blokes might want to know this too ... Maybe.

Groetjes ...

Dave Cooper
Amsterdam
Nederland

Dave Cooper

oops sorry blokes ... it is not a Google Chrome HTML snippet in the web page, but rather the bit of embedded code that you insert for the Firefox Add-on (as described here: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/firefox_adr/getting_started/ ).

Sorry about that.

Groetjes ...

Dave Cooper
Amsterdam
Nederland

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