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How do I reset how I want to view a download? Firefox is now immediately downloading PDFs without asking me my preference.

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I have been using Firefox and it used to ask me if I wanted to save a download or open it. Now, when it is a PDF it automatically downloads. I don't need all of these downloads on my computer. When I go to Options, I have checked the box that says "Always Ask Me Where to Save Files". I only want to open downloads, not save them.

I have been using Firefox and it used to ask me if I wanted to save a download or open it. Now, when it is a PDF it automatically downloads. I don't need all of these downloads on my computer. When I go to Options, I have checked the box that says "Always Ask Me Where to Save Files". I only want to open downloads, not save them.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 11.0.9
  • Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.67.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Google Update
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealPlayer Download Plugin
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • This plug-in enables downloading of Flash videos
  • This plug-in enables downloading with the Download This Video button
  • This plug-in enables downloading of HTML5 videos
  • 5.1.30214.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Picasa plugin
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.6.636
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers

Application

  • Firefox 32.0.3
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:32.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/32.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/32.0.3/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Troubleshooter 1.1a (troubleshooter@mozilla.org)
  • RealDownloader 17.0.9 ({53D8DD28-1C83-41F3-B171-C2ED5B3E5DE8}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x0ca0
  • adapterDeviceID2:
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  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: Unknown
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • direct2DEnabled: False
  • direct2DEnabledMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
  • directWriteEnabled: False
  • directWriteVersion: 6.1.7601.18245
  • driverDate: 6-21-2006
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 6.1.7600.16385
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'skia', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureSkiaAccelerated': 0}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 0
  • numAcceleratedWindowsMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
  • numTotalWindows: 1
  • webglRendererMessage: [u'tryNewerDriver', u'182.65']
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: False
  • windowLayerManagerType: Basic

Modified Preferences

  • browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: False
  • browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400
  • browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 4
  • browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7
  • browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20140923175406
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20140923175406
  • browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 32.0.3
  • dom.mozApps.used: True
  • extensions.lastAppVersion: 32.0.3
  • font.name.serif.x-western: Adobe Garamond Pro Bold
  • font.size.variable.x-western: 18
  • network.cookie.prefsMigrated: True
  • places.database.lastMaintenance: 1411595577
  • places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858
  • plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf
  • plugin.importedState: True
  • privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: True
  • storage.vacuum.last.index: 1
  • storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1409237404

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
cor-el
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You can check the setting for PDF files in "Tools > Options > Applications" *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file *http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions
Andrew
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