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how can we save any page as pdf in firefox?

With opera I seem to be able to save any page at all as a pdf file. googling for the same functionality in firefox it doesn't seem to be there - is there a way? … (read more)

With opera I seem to be able to save any page at all as a pdf file.

googling for the same functionality in firefox it doesn't seem to be there -  is there a way?

Asked by abrogard 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

PDF is always downloaded

A PDF file is always instantly downloaded to my downloads directory, without asking anything. I've set it to this behaviour at some point, long long ago. Now I want Firef… (read more)

A PDF file is always instantly downloaded to my downloads directory, without asking anything. I've set it to this behaviour at some point, long long ago. Now I want Firefox to use its built-in viewer, but I can't get it to work.

See the attached image for how it's set in the options panel.

I'm a bit confused as to why there's both "Portable document Format (PDF)" and "PDF file". The latter one does NOT have an option "Preview in Firefox". So I've set that one to "Always Ask", but even that won't work. It seems whatever I set these two to, makes absolutely no difference to how Firefox behaves when I click a link to a PDF.

Asked by thany 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Why have PDF portfolios stopped working since the latest update and how can I restore this feature?

I have a website I use for sharing documentation. Some of these are in the form of manuals and I have no problem with these, they open in the browser as required. Others … (read more)

I have a website I use for sharing documentation. Some of these are in the form of manuals and I have no problem with these, they open in the browser as required. Others are portfolios which contain many different pdf forms. Up until the last update these opened the portfolio and clicking on a particular form link opened the form in a new browser tab. Since the update the portfolio opens but the forms do not.

When I look at the developer console I see the following error message: Error: Access to 'blob:resource://pdf.js/6c1fbe42-b5ba-48af-89a3-efb4fc5ee161?CRW%2002%20-%20Course%20Summary%20and%20Assessment%20Form.pdf' from script denied 3 viewer.js:4510:14

   onclick resource://pdf.js/web/viewer.js:4510

Is there a solution?

Asked by bob.beadell 1 month ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 month ago

PDFs opened in Firefox don't display correctly, but work perfectly in Chrome

I've uploaded a few PDFs to my company's website, but when I open the PDFs in Firefox they display and print incorrectly (with elements of my company logo in weird places… (read more)

I've uploaded a few PDFs to my company's website, but when I open the PDFs in Firefox they display and print incorrectly (with elements of my company logo in weird places). If I open the PDFs in Chrome, they display and print perfectly. My designer can't find any hidden layers in the PDF, so that's not the problem.

Asked by WendyB 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Viewing PDF-Files in Firefox 76.0.1 not possible - strange behavior

Hello Community, I always used Firefox as PDF-Viewer and it worked fine. But since the last update it is not possible to view PDF-files anymore: whenever I click on a PDF… (read more)

Hello Community,

I always used Firefox as PDF-Viewer and it worked fine. But since the last update it is not possible to view PDF-files anymore: whenever I click on a PDF or a link to a PDF - Firefox creates new tabs endlessly. When I quit Firefox and restart it I have lots of new and empty tabs in the browser, but no PDF. It's very annoying because I have to close them all manually and can't view PDFs anymore.

I have not installed any new software, no registry hacks, have changed nothing in the browsers config, so I suppose it has something to do with the update to 76.0.1

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Asked by klaus.kolba 1 week ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 week ago

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Since the update to 38.0.5 when I click on a link with a PDF, no content is displayed.

I've gone into applications and made sure that "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)" is marked as the action. No help. I've updated all the plug-ins. No help. I've restarted i… (read more)

I've gone into applications and made sure that "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)" is marked as the action. No help. I've updated all the plug-ins. No help. I've restarted in safe mode, and tried to open a link that is a PDF. When I click on activate adobe plug-in, the PDF is displayed. When I start as normal, the PDF is not displayed.

Asked by CPStout1965 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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I cannot open PDFs in Firefox even though it is set to "Preview in Firefox"

Hello all, For some reason, even though it's set to do so in settings, I cannot view PDF files in Firefox, only download them. Has this happened to anyone else? Cheers! … (read more)

Hello all,

For some reason, even though it's set to do so in settings, I cannot view PDF files in Firefox, only download them.

Has this happened to anyone else?

Cheers!

Asked by weenusman 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Default .pdf file association not being set

I just want to open PDF files without having to click open with every time. I have tried the following: 1. "Open With"->"Choose another app"->"Always use this app t… (read more)

I just want to open PDF files without having to click open with every time. I have tried the following: 1. "Open With"->"Choose another app"->"Always use this app to open .pdf files" 2. Control Panel, change default apps, change by file association 3. Control panel, manage default apps, Firefox, pdf set to Chrome when I'm trying to manage Firefox 4. Options->Applications->Preview in Firefox 5. Uninstalled, reinstalled, restarted my computer 3 times each.

Windows 10 64 bit

Asked by abcd123123 1 year ago

Last reply by Dynamite1 1 year ago

PDFs opening in new pages, one every second

Hi. When I click a link in Firefox in a webpage that opens a PDF, I get a barrage of new Firefox windows, one a second that keep opening until I close Firefox by force. I… (read more)

Hi. When I click a link in Firefox in a webpage that opens a PDF, I get a barrage of new Firefox windows, one a second that keep opening until I close Firefox by force. I have my computer set to open PDFs by safari by default, and I have the appropriate setting in Firefox. I’ve even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Any ideas?

Asked by eric.probola 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Can't mail a pdf document

Hi all, I have a little bit annoying problem which occurred in a couple of days. What is the problem: we have an internal web site where people upload some pdf files and … (read more)

Hi all, I have a little bit annoying problem which occurred in a couple of days. What is the problem: we have an internal web site where people upload some pdf files and other users work on them. One user has the following problem: when he opens a pdf from the web site using Mozilla it opens his Acrobat XI Standard. He modified the file the try to send it. Unfortunately it hanged. I've tried to change the option for pdf document to be opened with Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox) but it didn't work. When I made a test on another workstation with 35.0.1 version and Acrobat XI Pro the default option is Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox) but when you open the file there is no "send to mail" option only print or save. To be sure I've saved the file to the desktop, opened again with Acrobat XI Standard and send to mail option worked like a charm. That's why i decided to ask here for a help. If you have any idea please share with me. Thanks in advance

Asked by KiroP 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox won't allow me to attach a .pdf using AOL.com and Yahoo.com but it will let me upload .doc and other file types.

I have been having a problem with Firefox and AOL.com when it comes to attaching .pdf files. It seems to only affect .pdf files when using AOL.com. I get the following … (read more)

I have been having a problem with Firefox and AOL.com when it comes to attaching .pdf files. It seems to only affect .pdf files when using AOL.com. I get the following error message: "The message was not sent because of an error." It also doesn't allow me to save that particular message as a draft.

I can upload other file types, granted I haven't tried to upload every single type of file type, but I was successfully able to attach the following file types: .doc; .docx; .xls; .jpg; .txt.

If I try attaching a .pdf file with any of the other file types that it usually sends, I get the same error message and am not able to send the e-mail. I can send .pdf files from AOL.com when I use Internet Explorer with no problems. Additionally, I have no problems attaching and sending .pdf files using gmail in Firefox. I also noticed that the same thing happens when I try to send a .pdf attachment using Yahoo.com, but like with AOL.com, I am able to send other file types using Yahoo.com.

I tried starting Firefox in "Safe Mode" with the Add-ons disabled, but the problem was still there. This has been going on for a few months, with the various update versions of Firefox. I have tried this on my home and work wifi networks with the same results. I use the AOL account for work, so I don't use it all that often, which is why I thought that it was a temporary glitch, but I think that it is more than just a temporary glitch.

Also, I tried various PDF files of different sizes and from different locations, with long and short file names, but all had the same result. Interestingly, if I remove the .pdf extension from a PDF file, or change the .pdf extension to a .doc extension, it lets me send the files.

I did try this on another computer that is running Windows XP with the same version of Firefox and I was able to attach and send a PDF file using AOL.com. I don't know if it is a problem isolated to my computer, or if it is something with Windows 7, but I wanted to mention that as well.

I would appreciate any help/guidance in this situation. I can still send the files using Internet Explorer, so it's not the end of the world, but if anyone has any solutions, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you very much.

Take Care, -David

Asked by dwcl99 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I need a pdf and document viewer.

Hello. I am looking for a pdf document viewer. I found the google docs viewer https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-docs-viewer-pdf-doc-/?src=search and t… (read more)

Hello.

I am looking for a pdf document viewer. I found the google docs viewer https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/google-docs-viewer-pdf-doc-/?src=search and the PDF Search Engine and PDF Viewer Toolbar https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=pdf+view&appver=50.0&platform=windows

EDIT: These are also helpful: Always Preview: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/always-preview/ Open in Browser: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/open-in-browser/

For some reason Firefox was not displaying pdf's. I use Internet Download manager and it was trying to download the file without me being able to see it in Firefox. Even with the auto-download windows, Firefox should have shown the pdf.

I don't want to use Google Docs viewer since I am using Firefox. PDF Search Engine and PDF Viewer Toolbar is a little bit slower and ad's another row underneath the bookmarks bar (less web-page to see). Are there other options? I did a search on the Extentions page but most of the entries are to save or convert web-pages into pdf's. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=pdf+view&appver=50.0&platform=windows

Here is a sample pdf http://healthfirst.epubs.flippagepublishing.com/publication/?m=37032&l=1

Thank you.

Asked by SyncroScales 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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In the latest Firefox version (July 18) links to other pages in the same site won't work, but other links do. Why not (they work in other browsers)?

Within that same web site the links to its associated PDFs and to other websites work in all browsers, still including Firefox in its latest version, so why the links to … (read more)

Within that same web site the links to its associated PDFs and to other websites work in all browsers, still including Firefox in its latest version, so why the links to other pages within the same site no longer work in the latest version of Firefox when they always did in every other version is a mystery to me. Being non-technical, the obvious work-around of going back to a previous version is something equally mysterious and therefore inaccessible to me. I have never had to think of doing it before, having been a Firefox (default browser) user for eight years, opting always to have auto upgrades to the latest version because of a trouble-free experience of Firefox - until now.

Filling in an online ballot yesterday on a different website, while using Firefox, threw up a very similar problem. When I clicked on 'read candidates' statements', which had a PDF icon next to it, I wasn't taken to a PDF: nothing happened. So I suspect it was a link to a different page of that website, which comprised just a PDF. All very frustrating. I have reported this to the electoral body which provides the secure online ballot for the organisation staging the election, outlining what I describe above, and asking them too to report this to Mozilla.

My work-around, until Firefox fix this issue, which I have reported to them, is simply to use Internet Explorer or Chrome when necessary, resisting the temptation to make one of them my default browser and thus make even more megabucks for their rapacious owners.

Any help would be appreciated, but please don't assume when you kindly respond that I have technical knowledge! Plain English instructions, please. Thank you.

Asked by HBob 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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PDF Files don't open in firefox now

Hi, I'm currently running version 63.0.1 , something has changed with my browser, previously when I clicked on a pdf file it would automatically open within the firefox b… (read more)

Hi, I'm currently running version 63.0.1 , something has changed with my browser, previously when I clicked on a pdf file it would automatically open within the firefox browser. It's rather frustrating to me as a user of this great browser when a pdf file attempts to open using something other than firefox. I feel sure there MUST be some method to correct this issue. Thanks, David

Asked by David 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

Only get empty pages when opening pdf file. It works with Microsoft Edge.

Got a new pc (Lenovo AIO 540) 2 days ago. Wanted to open a pdf webfile with my standard browser firefox. I only got an empty page. It worked with my former pc (HP). Ch… (read more)

Got a new pc (Lenovo AIO 540) 2 days ago. Wanted to open a pdf webfile with my standard browser firefox. I only got an empty page. It worked with my former pc (HP). Changed the opening for a pdf file to Acrobat in the settings, but the result was the same. Tried the same with Microsoft Edge and it worked surprisingly. I don´t wanna change my standard browser from firefox in any othe one. Has anybody an idea what to change in the settings of firefox or adobe to get a correct result?

Thx in advance. Michael

Asked by Michael Havemann 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Open Fillable PDF in Firefox

We have a fillable PDF and we set up firefox as default browser. When we use Firefox to open this Fillable PDF, I got a message: "This PDF docum contains Forms. The filli… (read more)

We have a fillable PDF and we set up firefox as default browser. When we use Firefox to open this Fillable PDF, I got a message: "This PDF docum contains Forms. The filling of forms fields is not supoorted"

Would you please confirm that I cannot use Firefox to enter info in the fillable forms. Thanks!

Asked by EricZhen 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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firefox 60 changing pdf content save File action back to preview in firefox

i have update to latest FF , by default the pdf content action is "preview in firefox" , i have changed it to saveFile , but when run my selenium script , the firefox… (read more)

i have update to latest FF , by default the pdf content action is "preview in firefox" , i have changed it to saveFile , but when run my selenium script , the firefox is automatically changing the pdf content action back to "preview in firefox". i want firefox automatically save pdf files to the given download directory. it was working fine on older firefox version 47.0.2.

please help.

Asked by veluguri 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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PDF reader in Firefox is not working

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager I went … (read more)

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager

I went to about:config , reset the string: plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types did not work

hlp please

Asked by gougou 2 years ago

Last reply by Zdzichu 2 years ago