I have my preferences set to "Always Ask" for when I click on PDF files. Occasionally, I would prefer to open PDFs in the browser. However, if I select Firefox instead of… (read more)
I have my preferences set to "Always Ask" for when I click on PDF files. Occasionally, I would prefer to open PDFs in the browser. However, if I select Firefox instead of Acrobat Reader from the dialog box, I get the same dialog again, because Firefox--rightly--interprets this as another request to open a PDF and since my preferences are "Always ask," that's what it does. I would like to be able to tell it not to ask in this one instance, while retaining my preference generally. I don't see a way to do this.
There are a couple of possible workarounds, none of which is entirely satisfactory. I could set my preferences to Preview in Firefox, and then if I prefer to open in Acrobat right-click, select Save As, and then open the local file. This is less than ideal because it adds a few steps and reverses my order of preference (most of the time I want to be asked so I can either open in Acrobat or save the file).
I could change my preferences on those rare occasions when I want to preview the file in Firefox but, again, this adds steps.
I could set the preferences to open the file in the browser and then click the download option. This might be the shortest workaround--just adds one step--but it is still an extra step and, again, reverses my preferred order.
I suspect there's no solution to this because it requires Firefox to be able to distinguish between a general preference and a specific preference, and that would(?) require extensive additional coding. But I figured I'd ask in case I'm overlooking something. Lacking that, if anyone has a more elegant workaround than the ones I've described, I'm open to suggestions!