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webpage not opening in the broswer

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when clickiing on links provied from google searched they don't open webpage in my browser or take my to the website. instead it will download a pdf of the webpage. What controls this it doesnt happen in other browsers?

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That's very odd, unless your search results are all PDFs. Even then Firefox normally would show a PDF in a tab using its built-in preview.

Do you have any PDF-related add-ons that could be linked to this issue? You can view, disable, and often remove unwanted or unknown extensions on the Add-ons page. Either:

  • Ctrl+Shift+a (Mac: Command+Shift+a)
  • "3-bar" menu button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
  • type or paste about:addons in the address bar and press Enter/Return

In the left column of the Add-ons page, click Extensions. On the right side, find the "Manage Your Extensions" heading.

If there is at least one extension before the next heading -- "Recommended Extensions" -- please continue:

Then cast a critical eye over the list below that heading. Any extensions Firefox installs for built-in features are hidden from this page, so everything listed here is your choice (and your responsibility) to manage. Anything that relates to search or PDFs? Anything suspicious or that you just do not remember installing or why? If in doubt, disable (or remove). For your privacy and security, don't let mystery programs linger here.

Let me know whether there was anything relevant there.

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