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Why can't I download PDF files anymore when Firefox opens them?

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I used to be able to open a .pdf file when surfing with Firefox. But now a very strange thing happened, Firefox still opens those files as usual but when I click on the download arrow, Firefox no longer downloads the pdf file... Nothing happens. I tried pressing print to pdf and that works. But takes much longer compared to just downloading, I would very much appreciate your help if we could fix this issue.

I didn't install any recent new addons or anything.

About Firefox says 76.0.1 (64-bit)

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Hi, we have some reports that this Save window is showing on the 2nd screen. I'd suggest you to turn off the 2nd screen for a while (on my laptop it's fn + F9), and then try to download this PDF once again.

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The issue was not resolved by updating to version 77.0 (64-bit).

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The weird thing is that, when I wanted to take a screenshot of how nothing happens when I click download, I saw a window prompt in the right corner of my screen... Problem is that this window prompt is not there visually on my PC! It's only visually present on this photograph...

I've tried these pdf links inside other browsers and they download it just fine. Please help.

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Chosen Solution

Hi, we have some reports that this Save window is showing on the 2nd screen. I'd suggest you to turn off the 2nd screen for a while (on my laptop it's fn + F9), and then try to download this PDF once again.

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  • Try to press Windows logo Button + P
  • choose only PC Monitor (or if you are using several monitors duplicate)