Issue Fix List for Foxit Reader

This section contains information about the issues that are fixed in Foxit Reader. The list will be updated when a new version is released. If you find any errors or inconsistencies in the list, please feel free to email us at support@foxitsoftware.com.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 6.1.4

  • Fixed an issue where large videos embedded in PDF files cannot be played after files are encrypted.
  • Fixed a security issue where Foxit Reader tried to load imgseg.dll, which could be exploited.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 6.1.2

  • Fixed an issue where the Comment tools do not work when using the mouse with inverted buttons (for left-handed people).
  • Fixed an issue where text cannot be typed immediately after a new Typewriter comment is created when the Ribbon is minimized.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 6.1

  • Fixed an issue where the Foxit plugin was not adopted by default in Firefox and Chrome browsers.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 6.0.5

  • Fixed an issue where users using the Windows Explorer Preview Pane in the Open File dialog could not use arrow keys to navigate PDF files.
  • Fixed an issue where users using the Windows Explorer Preview Pane in the Open File dialog could not select the name of a file/folder by typing the first few letters.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.4.5

  • Fixed a security issue where attackers can exploit a web browser plugin vulnerability to execute arbitrary code.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.4.3

  • Fixed a security issue where the insecure application loading libraries could be exploited to attack the application.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.4

  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader may call and run malicious code in the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) file.
  • Fixed an issue where the application cannot remember the last print paper size setting.
  • Fixed an issue where certain digital signatures cannot be verified by Foxit Reader.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.3.1

  • Fixed an issue where some PDFs could not be opened because of a problem with the "loading font" process.
  • Fixed an issue with using Hotmail accounts after installing Foxit Reader.
  • Fixed an issue where the Foxit Reader plug-in cannot be loaded in Opera and will cause other plug-ins to fail to load.
  • Fixed an issue caused by using track point to scroll PDFs on ThinkPads®.
  • Fixed an issue where the cursor cannot be moved to the beginning of PDF content when using the short-cut key "Ctrl + Left".

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.3

  • Fixed an issue where users cannot open the attachments of PDF files in XP and Windows7.
  • Fixed an issue where the high screen resolution disordered the layout of the installation interface.
  • Fixed an issue where note comments cannot move with the marked content when dragging the scroll bar to view a file.
  • Fixed an issue where a large blank area appeared in the toolbar when reading PDF in web browser.
  • Fixed an issue where users cannot use the arrow keys to view the search results.
  • Fixed an issue where the system executed an action if user typed the shortcut key in the text input box.
  • Fixed an issue where users can only selected the Snapshot area in the current visible area.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.1.3.1201

  • Fixed an issue when opened inside of a web browser and the interface language is switched.
  • Fixed an issue where paper size in the Preview Area of the Print Dialogue Box cannot be updated accordingly when using Xerox Printers.
  • Fixed an issue when switching the interface language.
  • Fixed an issue where the Paper Drawer cannot be changed to Cassette when printing.
  • Fixed an issue when opening certain PDF files.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 5.0.2.0718

  • Fixed a security issue of arbitrary code execution when opening certain PDF files.
  • Fixed an issue of Foxit Reader when opening certain PDF files in a web browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the page content cannot be displayed when opening certain PDF files in a web browser.
  • Fixed an issue where the file name would be a messy code or its extension would be missed when emailing certain PDF files from a web browser.
  • Recovered the Print Scale function which was available in pre 5.0 versions.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 4.3.1.0218

  • Fixed an issue of the Foxit Reader software that is caused by illegal accessing memory when opening some special PDF documents.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 4.3

  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader crashes when scrolling back after the user scrolls down to view the last page (actual image) of a PDF file.
  • Fixed a crash issue when opening certain PDFs.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 4.2

  • Fixed the issue where Foxit Reader crashes if the headline of the PDF content exceeds 512 bytes.
  • Fixed the issue where the "delete" option in the right-click popup menu is unavailable when right-clicking the link created by the link tool.
  • Fixed the issue where Foxit Reader will pop up two tabs when opening a same PDF file which is targeted by two links, one is created with relative path and the other one is with absolute path.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 4.1.1

  • Foxit Reader 4.1.1.0805 addresses vulnerability associated with the rendering of the PDF's embedded in the new iPhone/iPad jailbreak program.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 4.1

  • Fixed the crash issue when opening certain PDFs.
  • Optimized the reading engine and fixed the issue where the scrolling becomes very slowly when reading large PDFs.
  • Users will not be prompted to set default PDF reader when either or both Phantom and Foxit Reader is installed.
  • PDF icons are reverted to other Reader's PDF icons when Phantom/Foxit Reader is uninstalled, if those exist.
  • Fixed the issue where the system sets Foxit Reader as the default PDF viewer without user permission when Foxit Reader launches.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 4.0

Fixed the crash issue when opening certain PDF documents.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.3

Fixes some issues from previous versions including an issue where Ask Toulbar may be installed by default.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.2.1.0401

Fixed a security issue that Foxit Reader runs an executable embedded program inside a PDF automatically without asking for user's permission.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.2

  • Better JavaScript support.
  • Fixed the crash issue when double clicking to open certain PDFs.
  • Fixed the issue where cannot correctly display the content copied from Text Viewer mode on popup dialog box.
  • Better support saving PDF as text.
  • Fixed the issue where pop multiple message boxes when clicking the bookmarks several times continuously.
  • Fixed the issues where some PDF documents cannot be associated with Foxit Reader.
  • Fixed the issue where space may disappear when copying text.
  • Fixed the crash issue when occasional use of arrow keys on keyboard to turn pages.
  • Fixed the issue where the text may not be highlighted.
  • Fixed the issue where the text string starting with a space cannot be searched.
  • Fixed the issue with vertical text selection and text highlight.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.1.4

  • Now supports opening files containing special Unicode characters in filenames.
  • Right-clicking the annotation with zoom toul will not popup annotation menu.
  • When using the Commenting Touls, the culor indicator will reflect your culor selection.
  • Now supports simultaneous viewing of multiple documents.
  • Fixed the issue where some files display slowly in the print preview window.
  • Fixed the issue where some pdf files cannot be opened in the correct positions.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.1.3.1030

Fixed the issue in Foxit Reader 3.1.2.1013, where the text in PDF documents cannot be printed with specific printers.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.1.2.1013

Fix the memory leak issue where the memory usage will continuously grow while viewing PDF files with Foxit Reader.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.1.1.0901

  • The reported issue of Foxit Reader 3.1.0.0824 crashing when users are viewing certain PDF files has been updated and is no longer a problem.
  • Fixed an issue where Foxit Reader may not be launched in the system without installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.1.0.0824

  • Fixed the issue where Cyrillic symbuls in the Tab header displaying inaccurately in Japanese operating system.
  • Fixed the issue about too large printer buffer, automatic paging and duplex printing when printing a document with multiple copies.
  • Fixed the issue where cannot import FDF file when opening the PDF file contained interactive form fields in the browser window.
  • Fixed the issue where PDF Reader only works on the primary screen while going to full screen with dual monitor setup.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1817

  • Fixed a problem related to negative stream offset (in malicious JPEG2000 stream) which caused reading data from an out-of-bound address. We have added guard codes to sulve this issue.
  • Fixed a problem related to error handling when decoding JPEG2000 header, an uncaught fatal error resulted a subsequent invalid address access. We added error handling code to terminate the decoding process.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1506

  • Cannot edit some form fields.
  • Cannot support XFA forms. After typing text into a field and then moving the cursor to another field, the typed text will disappear.
  • Unable to fill in some interactive check boxes within the PDF document.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1301

A dead loop error appears when printing pages or a range of pages by entering 1, 3, 7-10, etc. in the Pages text box within the Print dialog box.
Symptoms: If you print pages or a range of pages by entering 1, 3, 7-10, etc. in the Pages text box within the Print dialog box with Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1222, the printing doesn't stop.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1222

  • The annotations added by the typewriter toul will be rotated along with the page.
  • Popup "Mozilla Firefox is not installed." when users failed to install Firefox plug-in.
  • May take a long time to open a file in Windows Vista Home version.
  • This updated version allows users to delete the advertisements.
  • The Auto-Rotate feature may be unavailable when printing with Snapshot toul.
  • Go back to the default settings of the printer properties when users reopen the PDF files.
  • This updated version will choose to print documents in actual size mode or fit to paper mode based on the default settings in the print dialog box with Command lines.
  • Page numbers are printed in a disorderly way when printing multiple copies in double-side mode.
  • The slow launch speed when running Foxit Reader for the first time after the system startup.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 3.0 Build 1120

  • Cannot open PDF files embedded in MSWord.
  • Cannot open the links to PDF files in a PDF with IE.
  • The print command is inconsistent with the one specified in registry.
  • Cannot align typewriter annotations.
  • New popup notes will not be active, unless users click on it when they use the note toul to make annotations.
  • Users are still able to drag a callout when they click and drag a place which is nowhere in the area of the callout's visible element, but in the rectangular region bound by those elements.
  • The mouse cursor while in highlight mode has just one shape, which stays the same whenever it is used to select row by row.
  • When the cursor is on the blank margin you cannot scrull page (while annotations is activated) by scrulling the mouse wheel.
  • Cannot open PDF files with extension .FDF.
  • Setting a new default author and subject for the Note Toul will not be recalled.
  • There are no property toulbars available to set culors and opacity.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 2.3 Build 4015

Open a number of PDF documents with Foxit Reader 2.3 and select "Save as" under the "File" menu, all of the pages may appear blank if you open the saved documents with Adobe.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 2.3 Build 3309

  • Compatibility issues with Foxit Reader and Adobe Reader after saving.
  • Disappearing Toulbar after minimizing Foxit Reader to the system tray.
  • Converts all the characters to lower-case in the web browsers when clicking on the links in PDF files, causing the links to break.

Fixed in Foxit Reader 2.3 Build 3201

  • Several crash issues.
    • Foxit Reader crashes when users are viewing some certain PDF files with images.
    • Foxit Reader crashes sometimes when users are clicking on the "Print" option.
  • Toulbars go out of place and rearrange themselves vertically.
  • Slow printing of PDF files that have complex images.
  • Font and Image rendering improved.
  • Combo Box toul not working correctly.
  • The menu item "FDF Document" needs to be removed from desktop context menu.
  • Always remember the last printer you select
  • Foxit Reader (free version) may not be responding after you save a PDF document.
  • Bookmark view cannot be disabled permanently in Internet Explorer.
  • Print command needs to be updated.
  • Certain bookmark displaying issues.
  • Many other issues fixes and feature enhancement.

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