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Firefox Preview 4.2.0 on Nokia 6.1 with Android 10 (March security updates)

I want to download a PDF file from a web site. Firefox Preview gives the little notification window, I tap Download. But then I get the error message: Firefox Preview can't download this file type. OK, I know Firefox Preview is not able to open pdf files, but why is downloading a file so difficult?

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I switched to "normal" Firefox, and it works. Will use this workaround for nwo

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I'm having a bit of trouble replicating this on my end. Is there a specific site that you're downloading the PDF from, or does this happen with all PDF files?

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Yes, it's a specific site, the French Ministry of Interior affairs, where you can generate a PDF file as an attestation to leave your confinement (at home) for approved reasons.

https://media.interieur.gouv.fr/deplacement-covid-19/

I have now learned that the PDF is probably generated in the browser itself. Is it why Preview cannot do it?

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I'm getting this issue as well on that site, its only 130KBs. I'm able to download these pdfs on Preview though: https://docs.sentryone.com/help/pdf-downloads. I wonder what the difference is.

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I think you might have to post this in bugzilla.mozilla.org/

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