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Ho do i unselect the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on." in the download dialog box?

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I have mistakenly clicked on the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" in the download dialogue box. I want to open a pdf in adobe when I click on the link. currently the file just gets saved and I cannot change it. I have read thru the suggestions and gone into tools> options> applications and reassigned all of the pdf options to ask first and firefox still just downloads the files to somewhere. I don't want this option and I need to unselect the automatic box.

How do i do so? I would really like to talk to someone on the phone.

I have mistakenly clicked on the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" in the download dialogue box. I want to open a pdf in adobe when I click on the link. currently the file just gets saved and I cannot change it. I have read thru the suggestions and gone into tools> options> applications and reassigned all of the pdf options to ask first and firefox still just downloads the files to somewhere. I don't want this option and I need to unselect the automatic box. How do i do so? I would really like to talk to someone on the phone.

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Tyler Downer
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First, please update to Firefox 18. [[Update Firefox to the latest version]] Then read [[Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems]]

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Thanks tylerdowner. I tried to update and was unable to. I am still on v9.0.1 and it says I am on a release update channel. Can you help here? I also tried to reset firefox and went to the troubleshooting information page but there was not an option to reset.

Thanks tylerdowner. I tried to update and was unable to. I am still on v9.0.1 and it says I am on a release update channel. Can you help here? I also tried to reset firefox and went to the troubleshooting information page but there was not an option to reset.
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Ok, do this:

  1. Go to www.getfirefox.com, and download Firefox. Install it over your current version of Firefox
  2. After installing Firefox 18, then try to Reset.
Ok, do this: #Go to www.getfirefox.com, and download Firefox. Install it over your current version of Firefox #After installing Firefox 18, then try to Reset.

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Thanks Tylerdowner, that fixed the problem. you have been a great help.

Thanks Tylerdowner, that fixed the problem. you have been a great help.
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Note that you can delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset all file actions.

  • Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder
Note that you can delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset all file actions. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/mimeTypes.rdf *http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions#Resetting_download_actions *Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder