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I would like Firefox to automatically open documents in Preview rather than merely saving them in downloads. Is there a way to do this?

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I need to open files on an FTP site. I want them to be opened in Preview as soon as I click on them within the web page rather than saving it to the downloads folder and then opening them manually in Preview.

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I need to open files on an FTP site. I want them to be opened in Preview as soon as I click on them within the web page rather than saving it to the downloads folder and then opening them manually in Preview. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

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Hello Darlene.

I don't know if this is what you want, but you may try configuring your applications screen to handle specific file types in a way you prefer:

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options+window+-+Applications+panel

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Hello Darlene.

I don't know if this is what you want, but you may try configuring your applications screen to handle specific file types in a way you prefer:

https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options+window+-+Applications+panel

Hello Darlene. I don't know if this is what you want, but you may try configuring your applications screen to handle specific file types in a way you prefer: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options+window+-+Applications+panel