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Open Files instead of saving?

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When I used to click on a PDF file, it would automatically open in my default PDF viewer. Now it askes me to save even though I have set in preferences that PDF should be opened automatically with my PDF viewer.

Now I have to wait for it download, then click on it again. I do not want these files saved permanently, they should save to the %temp% directory and be automatically opened in the default program. Please tell me what I need to do to get this working again.

Thank you!

When I used to click on a PDF file, it would automatically open in my default PDF viewer. Now it askes me to save even though I have set in preferences that PDF should be opened automatically with my PDF viewer. Now I have to wait for it download, then click on it again. I do not want these files saved permanently, they should save to the %temp% directory and be automatically opened in the default program. Please tell me what I need to do to get this working again. Thank you!

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FredMcD
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Type about:preferences#applications<enter> in the address bar. Use the search bar on the page. What is the setting?


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

Type '''about:preferences#applications'''<enter> in the address bar. Use the search bar on the page. What is the setting? '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save''' Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

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Thank you For the tip. I have set it to "Use PDF-XChange Editor (default). Now files open in that program, however it still always asks me if I would like to save or open the file, even though I have selected "Do this automatically for files like this from now on". Note that from most websites, the PDF just open without asking if I want to save or open. It only asks from the back-end of my company's website. I can live with that, but it would be nice to hear some advice on how to fix this.

Thanks!

Thank you For the tip. I have set it to "Use PDF-XChange Editor (default). Now files open in that program, however it still always asks me if I would like to save or open the file, even though I have selected "Do this automatically for files like this from now on". Note that from most websites, the PDF just open without asking if I want to save or open. It only asks from the back-end of my company's website. I can live with that, but it would be nice to hear some advice on how to fix this. Thanks!
FredMcD
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4267 solutions 59840 answers

Chosen Solution

Check with the IP for the company.

Check with the IP for the company.