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. 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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How to disable the built-in PDF viewer and use another viewer

This will not affect media embedded in a web page - only links to the files themselves. Click the menu button Select the Applications panel.


In the General panel, go to the Applications section. Select the entry for the file type you want to change. Multiple entries for the same file format or extension? Some file types can include more than one Internet Media type.

Change what Firefox does when you click on or download a file | Firefox Help

The Action column will give you a firefox pdf rather than open menu, with options on action to take, whenever you click that type of file. Select this if you want Firefox to display the content. This will prompt you to select what action you want Firefox to take when you click on that type of file.

This can be useful if Firefox is automatically saving a file type or is always opening it with a certain program and you want to be asked what to firefox pdf rather than open. The general download link is: I advise being careful on the download though, as Adobe very annoyingly to me adds other McAfee stuff unwanted by me to the download by default, so I always de-select that before clicking the button.

An Add-on Extension that might help I did also find another Add-on that might help too.

Use Adobe Reader to view PDF files in Firefox | Firefox Help

This extension adds a context firefox pdf rather than open item to your browser context menu over PDF links. When the context menu is clicked, the extension downloads PDF file into your default download directory and then executes external application to open this PDF file.

Select the Applications panel. In the General panel, navigate to the Applications section.

View PDF files in Firefox

Click on the drop-down arrow in the Action column for the above entry. See PDF files are blank or cause an error message on Mac for details. See this compatibility document and this article for details.

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