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How can I view .pdf files in a Firefox window?

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When I click on a .pdf link, Firefox downloads the file to my desktop. This is fine.

Sometimes, however, I would prefer that Firefox simply open the .pdf document in a new window. I know it used to work this way, but it stopped some time ago. How can I control this behavior?

I looked in Preferences > Applications and selected on "pdf". Two entries showed up under "Content Type":

 "Preview.app Document (application/po..." 

and

 "Portable Document Format (PDF)".  

Both entries have the same "Action": "Use PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4 (in Firefox)"

Oops. I just figured it out. The PDF entry (only) has an extra pulldown option under Action: "Preview in Firefox". I tried it and it works!

I guess the old PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4 must've quit working some time ago.

--Gil

When I click on a .pdf link, Firefox downloads the file to my desktop. This is fine. Sometimes, however, I would prefer that Firefox simply open the .pdf document in a new window. I know it used to work this way, but it stopped some time ago. How can I control this behavior? I looked in Preferences > Applications and selected on "pdf". Two entries showed up under "Content Type": "Preview.app Document (application/po..." and "Portable Document Format (PDF)". Both entries have the same "Action": "Use PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4 (in Firefox)" Oops. I just figured it out. The PDF entry (only) has an extra pulldown option under Action: "Preview in Firefox". I tried it and it works! I guess the old PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4 must've quit working some time ago. --Gil

Chosen solution

Hi GilDawson,

According to your initial question posting, you seem to been able to resolve the issue on your own. Do you still need assistance with your question or are we good here?

Thanks!

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Chosen Solution

Hi GilDawson,

According to your initial question posting, you seem to been able to resolve the issue on your own. Do you still need assistance with your question or are we good here?

Thanks!

Hi GilDawson, According to your initial question posting, you seem to been able to resolve the issue on your own. Do you still need assistance with your question or are we good here? Thanks!

Helpful Reply

We're good here, thanks. I went ahead and posted in case someone else had the same problem.

Although... if you know how I might clean out that now-obsolete PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4, I'd appreciate the tip.

--Gil

We're good here, thanks. I went ahead and posted in case someone else had the same problem. Although... if you know how I might clean out that now-obsolete PDF Browser Plugin 2.4.4, I'd appreciate the tip. --Gil