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Firefox can't but Safari can view "statements." CGI files. In Safari open as PDFs. How do I view in Firefox?

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Several banking and utility company websites' statements open as PDF's in Safari. In Firefox they download only as CGI files. How do I view/open these statements in Firefox?

Several banking and utility company websites' statements open as PDF's in Safari. In Firefox they download only as CGI files. How do I view/open these statements in Firefox?

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You can modify the file name and change the file extension from .cgi to .pdf and choose a more meaningful name if Firefox doesn't do that by itself. That should be sufficient in most cases.

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[[Applications panel - Set how Firefox handles different types of files]]
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Chosen Solution

You can modify the file name and change the file extension from .cgi to .pdf and choose a more meaningful name if Firefox doesn't do that by itself. That should be sufficient in most cases.

You can modify the file name and change the file extension from .cgi to .pdf and choose a more meaningful name if Firefox doesn't do that by itself. That should be sufficient in most cases.

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mbau3r said

Several banking and utility company websites' statements open as PDF's in Safari. In Firefox they download only as CGI files. How do I view/open these statements in Firefox?

This solution is a royal pain, but it works. Thanks

''mbau3r [[#question-1047031|said]]'' <blockquote> Several banking and utility company websites' statements open as PDF's in Safari. In Firefox they download only as CGI files. How do I view/open these statements in Firefox? </blockquote> This solution is a royal pain, but it works. Thanks

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guigs2 said

Applications panel - Set how Firefox handles different types of files

I wasn't able to open the files and since the documentation says you can't manually add a file type I saw no way to implement this solution. If I could get it to work, it seems it would be a better solution then downloading the file, renaming it with a PDF extension in order to view the file.

''guigs2 [[#answer-692292|said]]'' <blockquote> [[Applications panel - Set how Firefox handles different types of files]] </blockquote> I wasn't able to open the files and since the documentation says you can't manually add a file type I saw no way to implement this solution. If I could get it to work, it seems it would be a better solution then downloading the file, renaming it with a PDF extension in order to view the file.
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You are right, my mistake. Is it possible to save the webpage just as a pdf directly with an add on? Save As PDF

You are right, my mistake. Is it possible to save the webpage just as a pdf directly with an add on? [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/save-as-pdf/?src=search Save As PDF]

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guigs2 said

You are right, my mistake. Is it possible to save the webpage just as a pdf directly with an add on? Save As PDF

I installed the "Save As PDF" add-in, but didn't see how to use it. If it's supposed to be automatic - it didn't work at all. So, please clarify.

''guigs2 [[#answer-692998|said]]'' <blockquote> You are right, my mistake. Is it possible to save the webpage just as a pdf directly with an add on? [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/save-as-pdf/?src=search Save As PDF] </blockquote> I installed the "Save As PDF" add-in, but didn't see how to use it. If it's supposed to be automatic - it didn't work at all. So, please clarify.
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That extension can be used to save a web page as a PDF file. There are also extensions that can create a screenshot of the entire page.

This wouldn't help for your issue because you already have a PDF file that is send by the server, but Firefox doesn't save this file with the .pdf file extension, so other application do not recognize it as such.

That extension can be used to save a web page as a PDF file. There are also extensions that can create a screenshot of the entire page. This wouldn't help for your issue because you already have a PDF file that is send by the server, but Firefox doesn't save this file with the .pdf file extension, so other application do not recognize it as such.