Not wanting to download documents
using thin clients to RDP to a server running Firefox (Windows) The thin client sessions need to update a file (document, PDF, spreadsheet, etc.) Need to be able to open a document (not download it), modify it and save it back to the server. Have tried under Applications changing what application is used to open it and also used Always Ask. Firefox still downloads the document and, therefore any changes are made to the copy the thin client's Downloads folder instead of the original on the server. We have multiple thin clients at the locations in question and users accessing the documents on the shared server need to see the most recent version. Currently I can make changes to a document and save it, go back to the server and open the same file and the changes I just made are not there. They are on the copy in my downloads file. Short version. I need to be able to use thin clients (running Windows) that are connecting to a server (Running Windows) to be able to open say a PDF file without it being copied to the Downloads folder on the thin client. Edit the file (if needed) and when that modified file is saved, the changes go the the original file on the server and not the copy in the thin client's downloads folder. Using the same hardware and IE there is no problem with downloads happening and so any updates made are on the server file.
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Hi Steve, as far as I know, Firefox doesn't have a method to use a local application to modify a remote file. I think the closest thing would be to share the URL of the remote resource to the local application, assuming that application can edit remote files.
IE may be facilitating remote access (especially if the file host supports WebDAV), but because IE is an alternate shell on numerous Windows networking libraries, and uses that plumbing in privileged ways, I'm not sure any other browsers can mimic it.