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How to disable pdf viewer?

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Its so irritating when I'm trying to download a mess of files to be uploaded to a new website. I'm using Aurora 19.0a2

I've already looked in Tools > Add-ons.

Chosen solution

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  3. In the Filter bar, paste pdfjs.disabled
  4. In the search results, double-click pdfjs.disabled to set its value to true
  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
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Installed Plug-ins

  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • Plugin that detects installed Citrix Online products (visit www.citrixonline.com).
  • 5.1.10411.0
  • WebEx64 General Plugin Container Version 202
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • iPhoto6
  • Simplifies the uploading of photo files.

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.7; rv:19.0) Gecko/20121130 Firefox/19.0

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Gingerbread Man
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219 solutions 905 answers

Chosen Solution

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  3. In the Filter bar, paste pdfjs.disabled
  4. In the search results, double-click pdfjs.disabled to set its value to true
  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

Question owner

Amazing, thank you! I notice it doesn't popup a window and ask: save or view anymore - even better (I'm hoping - not sure yet). Thank you! ;)

Axis 2 solutions 46 answers

I have found that all one needs to do is to go into tools/options/applications and change "Preview in Firefox" to "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox") and you can easily change back to the previous mode.

I also actually love the Preview in Firefox, it allows you to open links in a Adobe document in a new tab and other sweet things.