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Firefox can't read files anymore, opens an infinite amount of tabs instead

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Whenever I try to read a file (usually a PDF) on Firefox, NUMEROUS new tabs (displaying a white screen instead of the file in question) keep opening up (after just a single click), until I close the window or click the "Home" button. It's not that unbearable of course because I can open my PDFs with another browser/software but still, it's annoying. What could I do to stop it ? thx for your assistance :)

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Hi axel.dian,

  • Click on menu icon.
  • Click on options.
  • In left pane you will see General options, Click on it.
  • In this menu, you will find Applications options.
  • Choose Open in Firefox For Portable Document Format(PDF) as shown in screenshot.

Hope it helps. Thank You.

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Hi axel.dian,

  • Click on menu icon.
  • Click on options.
  • In left pane you will see General options, Click on it.
  • In this menu, you will find Applications options.
  • Choose Open in Firefox For Portable Document Format(PDF) as shown in screenshot.

Hope it helps. Thank You.

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Hello..


For now, I suppose the workaround is to open the FDF externally (i.e., in Reader or Acrobat and not the plugin).

You can search for known bugs relating to FDFs, or file a new report, in Bugzilla .

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Make sure you have selected "Preview in Firefox" "Open in Firefox" for Portable Document Format (PDF) files to use the builtin PDF Viewer and not merely the Firefox application.

You get tabs opening endlessly if you select Firefox as the application to handle a file when you get an "Open with" dialog.

See also:

Modified by cor-el

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For now, I suppose the workaround is to open the FDF externally (i.e., in Reader or Acrobat and not the plugin).

You can search for known bugs relating to FDFs, or file a new report, in Bugzilla.

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Thank you so much cor-el and Shashank Shekhar, you solved my problem !

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