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Anyone having issues with firefox downloading text(.txt) files instead of displaying it in the browser?

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text file is not display in firefox browser, instead it keep asking to be open in an external program ie. notepad

text file is not display in firefox browser, instead it keep asking to be open in an external program ie. notepad

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:19.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/19.0

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John99
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Firefox should be able to open a text file by default, mine does.

Maybe you (or an extension) have added a specific action for text files that is no longer possible so it is defaulting to asking or offering to download.

Check any actions listed under file type .txt make a note of what it is currently then delete it.

Firefox should be able to open a text file by default, mine does. Maybe you (or an extension) have added a specific action for text files that is no longer possible so it is defaulting to asking or offering to download. Check any actions listed under file type .txt make a note of what it is currently then delete it. * use '''Firefox Button -> Options -> | Applications |<br /> scroll down looking for a .txt entry, select & right click for options * see [[Set how Firefox handles different types of files]]
cor-el
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That happens if the text file isn't send as text/plain, but with another MIME type.

See also:

That happens if the text file isn't send as text/plain, but with another MIME type. See also: *Open in Browser: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/open-in-browser/