instead of opening it in pdf so I can read it Firefox makes me download it, save it, and This should allow you to preview most files in Firefox. When I click on PDF links Firefox tries to save them instead of opening them. This is so even though in "Options" under "Applications" I have all. My pdf files used to open automatically. Now they download and I have to click on the arrow and select the file to open. How do I make them.

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This will not affect media embedded in a web page - only links to the files can be useful if Firefox is automatically saving a file type or is always opening it with. Firefox has a built-in PDF viewer. We'll show you how to disable it and use another PDF viewer, like Adobe Reader, instead. Learn how to get PDF files to open in the Firefox window and fix common problems like blank pages and files downloading instead of opening.

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Topic Customize controls, options and add-ons. Share this article: Was this article helpful? Home Firefox Manage preferences and add-ons Change what Firefox does when you click Table of Contents 1 Download actions 2 Changing download actions 3 Adding download actions 4 Resetting download actions for all content types.

Multiple entries for the same file format or extension? Some file types can include more than one Internet Media type. Do not choose Firefox to always open a certain file type, as doing so can cause a problem where Firefox repeatedly opens empty tabs or windows after you click on a link.

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Is Do this automatically for files like this from now on disabled? This can happen if the website's server incorrectly specifies the Internet Media type of the file.

Firefox did updates on my laptop yesterday or the day before, and I'm wondering if that could be part of the problem. Does either of you know if there's a simple way to return to or reset the Firefox built-in default viewer?

Perhaps that's what I just tried with Pkshadow's suggestion above? Obviously, I'm not Tech savvy! Modified January 10, at 7: The only thing that I changed a few days ago were my security settings on Firefox to try to prevent sites from tracking me all over the Internet. I undid those security changes today, but it didn't fix the PDF viewing problem.

I'm wondering if Firefox updates could possibly have messed something up, but if so, I'm sure there would be other users having the same problem.

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Thank you, jscher! I will try that when I get home from running errands and let you know if it fixed the problem. Change it from "Preview in Firefox" to. No, then it just downloads the file.

Thank you for researching this issue, sludgex. Firefox renders the PDF as a canvas with an invisible text layer. So it doesn't have perfect fidelity to the original; sometimes it's much worse than perfect.

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I was using Foxit Reader Free before that. I don't see how they could be corrupted with the built-in viewer.

How to prevent a PDF file for being corrupted. To protect PDF files from being damaged: That's just the tip of the iceberg, FF has just become flat out broken since v Additional information. Thank you, jscher!

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Click the Firefox menu at the top of the screen, then click Quit Firefox. Click the menu button Select the Applications panel.

What I am trying to open are legal statutes.

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