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How to disable that Firefox automatically saves PDFs?

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I have the following settings in Settings/Preferences>General:

Files and Applications

Downloads Save all files in the following folder: Downloads Ticked Ask every time where to save a file

Applications Portable Document Format (PDF): Open in Firefox How should Firefox deal with other files? Ticked Ask whether to open or save files

On specific websites when I click on a pdf link, Firefox opens and automatically saves the file to Downloads folder without asking whether to save and where to save despite the above settings. As far as I remember, on other websites when clicking a pdf link Firefox only opens the corresponding file and doesn't save.

I found this with a internet search https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/stop-saving-pdfs-to-downloads-when-viewing-in-firefox/td-p/10225.

How can it be disabled that Firefox automatically saves PDFs?

I have the following settings in Settings/Preferences>General: Files and Applications Downloads Save all files in the following folder: '''Downloads''' '''Ticked''' Ask every time where to save a file Applications Portable Document Format (PDF): '''Open in Firefox''' How should Firefox deal with other files? '''Ticked''' Ask whether to open or save files On '''specific websites''' when I click on a pdf link, Firefox opens and automatically saves the file to Downloads folder without asking whether to save and where to save despite the above settings. As far as I remember, on other websites when clicking a pdf link Firefox only opens the corresponding file and doesn't save. I found this with a internet search https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/stop-saving-pdfs-to-downloads-when-viewing-in-firefox/td-p/10225. How can it be disabled that Firefox automatically saves PDFs?

Modified by bernd1-1

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Firefox always needs to download and save the file to be able to display the file in a tab.

You can set browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir => true on the about:config page to make Firefox use the OS temp folder for downloading and opening files.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. On the warning page, click "Accept the Risk and Continue" to open about:config.

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Change browser.download.open_pdf_attachments_inline to true in about:config.

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How does the server sends those PDF files if you check this in the in the Network Monitor?

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@cor-el Here are 3 screenshots of the Network Monitor regarding an example of a pdf that was (unfortunately) automatically saved.

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Hello

Other information What information is stored in my profile? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile Download actions: handlers.json This file stores your preferences that tell Firefox what to do when it comes across a particular type of file. For example, these are the settings that tell Firefox to open a PDF file with Acrobat Reader when you click on it. For more information, see Manage file types and download actions in Firefox.

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Go to your profile https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_how-do-i-find-my-profile Open Folder Then shut down Firefox Then, in your profile, delete the file handlers.json or rename the file (for example) handlers.json-old Next, start Firefox

Then Perform your checks https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file

handlers.json will be recreated automatically For information purposes You can view the contents of the file handlers.json (e.g. with Notepad)

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الحل المُختار

Firefox always needs to download and save the file to be able to display the file in a tab.

You can set browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir => true on the about:config page to make Firefox use the OS temp folder for downloading and opening files.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. On the warning page, click "Accept the Risk and Continue" to open about:config.

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