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Downloaded PDF files are opened in Firefox again

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I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Manjaro Linux and on Windows 10. The same happens for both OS.

A few days ago (not at the latest update, but maybe the one before that?), the behaviour regarding PDF files changed.

Before: When clicking on a link to a PDF file, it was opened in Firefox. When I downloaded it and then clicked on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file was opened in my system's PDF viewer. After: After downloading, when I click on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file is opened in Firefox again.

The system default for opening PDF files has not changed, i.e., when I open a PDF file locally from the file system, it opens in the PDF viewer, and not in Firefox.

Changing how PDF files should be opened in "Settings - Content" does change the behaviour for both cases simultaneously. Is there any way to change this back to the old behaviour?

I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 on Manjaro Linux and on Windows 10. The same happens for both OS. A few days ago (not at the latest update, but maybe the one before that?), the behaviour regarding PDF files changed. Before: When clicking on a link to a PDF file, it was opened in Firefox. When I downloaded it and then clicked on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file was opened in my system's PDF viewer. After: After downloading, when I click on the file in the "Downloads" section, the local, downloaded file is opened in Firefox again. The system default for opening PDF files has not changed, i.e., when I open a PDF file locally from the file system, it opens in the PDF viewer, and not in Firefox. Changing how PDF files should be opened in "Settings - Content" does change the behaviour for both cases simultaneously. Is there any way to change this back to the old behaviour?

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Somebody created a bug report for this regression.

  • Bug 1653807 - PDF handling from Download panel is broken (no longer uses OS handler)

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الحل المُختار

Somebody created a bug report for this regression.

  • Bug 1653807 - PDF handling from Download panel is broken (no longer uses OS handler)

Please do not comment in bug reports
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=etiquette.html You can vote for a bug to show your interest
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=voting.html

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Thank you! From the bug report, I also found https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1295310, which didn't show up in my search before I created this post here.