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I cannot download a pdf - instead of downloading, firefox takes me to a map of my computer to select an application - I do not understand!

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when I click on a link on a web page, and it is a pdf, I get taken to a list of my own hard drive, and am asked to select an application. I have to use safari to download anything!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== a month a go

when I click on a link on a web page, and it is a pdf, I get taken to a list of my own hard drive, and am asked to select an application. I have to use safari to download anything! == This happened == Every time Firefox opened == a month a go

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Firefox doesn't display PDF files, it needs to be told which program you want used to open PDF files. See this: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+file+types

Firefox doesn't display PDF files, it needs to be told which program you want used to open PDF files. See this: [http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing+file+types]