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I don't want the pdf to save to disk without my will when I open a pdf file from any website. Fire Fox saves the file first, then opens it for reading. How to change it? … (read more)

I don't want the pdf to save to disk without my will when I open a pdf file from any website. Fire Fox saves the file first, then opens it for reading. How to change it? I want to read the pdf first and then decide what to do with it. This works similarly in Edge. FF is my main browser, I wouldn't want to change that, but I have too much garbage on my disk. every pdf is saved first, completely unnecessary.

Asked by Diabolo13 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

After latest update, Firefox won't let Adobe Digital Editions open/read .ascm files directly as intended

Maybe this is a bug report? Adobe Digital Editions software is used by Archive.org, Open Library, Kobo store, and many other entities to deliver DRM-ed material in the f… (read more)

Maybe this is a bug report?

Adobe Digital Editions software is used by Archive.org, Open Library, Kobo store, and many other entities to deliver DRM-ed material in the form of .ascm files all named the same "URLLink.acsm" In the past, the download dialog box asked if you wanted to open the file in Adobe Digital Editions or save it to a location.

After the latest update today March 11, Firefox does not allow you to open the files in Digital Editions. It goes directly to "Save to" download location. This is not how the .acsm files are supposed to be handles. They all have the same name and are supposed to be opened into Adobe Digital Editions directly.

In Firefox Settings there is a box for - "Applications

Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing."

However, .acsm files do not appear and typing ".acsm" or the filetype name "Adobe Content Server Message" yields nothing inside this box so I cannot get Firefox to open these files with Adobe Digital Editions.

This is beyond annoying. These files are meant to be opened straight by Adobe Digital Editions. I tested it on Chrome and Chrome lets you open them fine.

Either the "Applications Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing." box functionality needs to be fixed to recognize .acsm filetypes or the previous default functionality of allowing me to choose "Open with Adobe Digital Editions" or "Save to" for this filetype needs to be restored.

If there is some other way to get this functionality back in the most current Firefox version, please advise.

Thanks!

Asked by ZenmasterJ 3 months ago

Last reply by .mau. 3 weeks ago

Automatic downloading of files

I know Firefox recently changed some settings regarding automatic downloading of files, but I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files t… (read more)

I know Firefox recently changed some settings regarding automatic downloading of files, but I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files that I view. Sometimes I just want to view a pdf without downloading the file. Firefox keeps automatically downloading the file, then after viewing it, I have to manually delete. I don't to do this! I just want to view the file and if I want to keep it, I'll save a copy. This is extremely annoying! Can I change the settings so that the file won't automatically save to my computer? Thanks

Asked by robertinohio 2 months ago

Last reply by BJ 1 month ago

Handling of pdf files in Firefox

Updating to version 98.0 onwards Firefox has started saving a copy of every pdf file I view (open) in my downloads folder. My settings have not changed: Tools->Setting… (read more)

Updating to version 98.0 onwards Firefox has started saving a copy of every pdf file I view (open) in my downloads folder.

My settings have not changed:

Tools->Settings->General->Applications: - pdf (application/download): Always ask - pdf (application/force-download): Always ask - pdf (application/pdf): Use Adobe Acrobat DC - pdf (application/x-download): Always ask

And when the "ask" dialog pops up, I choose "open".

I have tried all standard methods/troubleshooting, including resetting the handlers.json file.

The only way to avoid getting a copy in the downloads folder is if I choose "Open in Firefox" (application/pdf) instead of "Use Adobe Acrobat DC".

Any solution to this?

Thanks Michael

Asked by info7097 3 months ago

Last reply by Linda 1 month ago

Changing download "save to" options

Before the new update whenever I downloaded a file it would ask where to save the file to every time, now it just asks once then automatically saves any new files I downl… (read more)

Before the new update whenever I downloaded a file it would ask where to save the file to every time, now it just asks once then automatically saves any new files I download to the same folder as the previous ones, forcing me to then go to that folder and manually move it to the correct folders. Is there any way to change it back to the right way it was done before they decided to remove our choice? My setting is set to "Always ask you where to save files", with the emphasis on "Always".

Asked by Hinder777 3 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 month ago

I marked "Ask always" for Microsoft excel files, but Firefox always download them

HI! I'm using Firefox 98 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. after the last update I found several settings changed and I had to reset them, but there is one setting I can't manage. I… (read more)

HI! I'm using Firefox 98 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. after the last update I found several settings changed and I had to reset them, but there is one setting I can't manage. In the download preferences I set all the Microsoft Excel entries to "Always ask", but every time that I try to see an Excel file (no download, just open with ...), this is automatically downloaded. I definitively don't want to download it. How can I change this behavior? P.S.: I realized right now that there is the same problem with .docx files and I don't know how many others file types.

Asked by luca.dgh 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Files being downloaded even though "Open in Firefox" is selected

I know firefox version 98.0 changed how downloads work, but I have my settings for downloads set to "Always ask you where to save files" and specifically for PDF files, I… (read more)

I know firefox version 98.0 changed how downloads work, but I have my settings for downloads set to "Always ask you where to save files" and specifically for PDF files, I have the action set to "Always ask". However, when I click download on a PDF file and then select "open with firefox" as the action option, the file not only opens in the browser, but also gets downloaded automatically without even allowing me to select where. Is this intended behavior? There are lots of times I just want to view a file and not actually download it, and this is quite annoying.

Asked by lukaslemke22 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

PDF download window disppeared after the recent update

Before the most recent update (version 98.0), my default setting for pdf files is to open in Firefox and a pdf website I use prompted a download window when I clicked 'Do… (read more)

Before the most recent update (version 98.0), my default setting for pdf files is to open in Firefox and a pdf website I use prompted a download window when I clicked 'Download'. It has 'popupDownload=true' in the link which I believe did the trick.

After this update, clicking the same button just opens the pdf file instead of showing the download window, ignoring the command in the link.

Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.

Asked by shz 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Firefox Duplicate PDF File downloads

I see the thread was closed without a solutuion. The CIRCUMVENTION being 'fiddling' about with 'config'. Just to re-state.... Since Firefox 98, PDF files that are OPENED … (read more)

I see the thread was closed without a solutuion. The CIRCUMVENTION being 'fiddling' about with 'config'. Just to re-state.... Since Firefox 98, PDF files that are OPENED within Firefox are also automatically (and INCORRECTLY) downloaded. If the PDF file is subsequently requested to be downloaded (using the 'button' within the PDF display/window), Firefox will either: Prompt stating that the file already exists; or (if the user picks his/her own filename) a 2nd copy of the file will be downloaded. Sorry to be direct but THIS IS A BUG THAT NEEDS FIXING.

Asked by rob3109buy 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Firefox 98+: 'File Download Complete' prompt never disappears

Since Firefox 98, whenever a file is downloaded or a page is captured (using add-on Page Saver WE) a display/pop-up appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen (or… (read more)

Since Firefox 98, whenever a file is downloaded or a page is captured (using add-on Page Saver WE) a display/pop-up appears in the top right-hand corner of the screen (or possibly under the 'Display Download Progress 'button'). Previously, this prompt/display/pop-up would disappear after a few seconds. Now it stays there until there is a mouse click anywhere on the screen (including outside the Firefox window). This is presumably a bug and it is also extremely irritating. Please change this back to the way it used to be (disappearing after a few seconds) or provide an option to specify how long the prompt/display/pop-up should be visible - like the 'new mail' prompt from Thunderbird. Many thanks.

Asked by rob3109buy 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

download list

When I download files, a list of the files appears, and does not go away unless I click somewhere off the list. The list hides a good portion of the screen. How do I tu… (read more)

When I download files, a list of the files appears, and does not go away unless I click somewhere off the list. The list hides a good portion of the screen. How do I turn this feature off. This did not happen until the latest Firefox update.

Asked by csagara99 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

AUTOSAVE INSTEAD OF OPENING THE FILES

YOU WITH YOUR AUTOSAVE INSTEAD OF OPENING THE FILES. GOING TO CHROME. [Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.] … (read more)

YOU WITH YOUR AUTOSAVE INSTEAD OF OPENING THE FILES. GOING TO CHROME.


[Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by AndreiP 2 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 2 months ago

how do I Preview the PDF in Firefox browser before it automatically downloads it

I do not want Firefox to automatically download the PDF before I preview it I went to the application setting for PDF download and it does not give the option to preview … (read more)

I do not want Firefox to automatically download the PDF before I preview it I went to the application setting for PDF download and it does not give the option to preview before downloading. Even when I view a PDF in my email Firefox automatically downloads it.

How do I stop this from happening, do you have any ideas on how to solve this problem?

The PDF (application/force-download) and PDF (application/pdf) and PDF (application/x-download) will not change from "always ask" I upload the image below

Asked by gyicool 2 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago

v98 Download Improvements

Firefox 98 just upgraded my installation and as usual Mozilla's made changes that screw up how I use it. The download improvements they made specifically. I used to be a… (read more)

Firefox 98 just upgraded my installation and as usual Mozilla's made changes that screw up how I use it.

The download improvements they made specifically. I used to be able to have Firefox view a PDF so I could peruse it and decide if I want to keep it and if I did I just hit the download button in the viewer. Now the "improvements" will only either let me set it so it either downloads right away or if I change it to view in Firefox it won't let me download it via the viewer DL button. It acts like it's gonna download by opening the save window but then nothing happens when I hit the save button.

Can Mozilla please fix this? I don't want to save every PDF I want to see if I want to keep. I want to be able to view it in Firefox again and THEN download it if I want it.

Asked by Lunæros 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Why are PDF documents downloading AND opening?

Under my settings / applications, PDF files are listed twice as (application/force-download) AND (application/pdf). As a result, when I open a PDF file from within Firefo… (read more)

Under my settings / applications, PDF files are listed twice as (application/force-download) AND (application/pdf). As a result, when I open a PDF file from within Firefox, the file opens AND downloads. I do NOT want it to download and ONLY want it to open. I have changed the setting to 'Always ask' and every other setting available, yet it continues to download AND open. How to I change it to OPEN only and NOT download?

Asked by bryan47 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago

Download / open file problem

Hi, after the latest update, in settings, if i select for a specific file type "ask what to do" or "open", the firefox still download the file, not just open with that se… (read more)

Hi,

after the latest update, in settings, if i select for a specific file type "ask what to do" or "open", the firefox still download the file, not just open with that selected program. Why, and how can i disable the download when i want to open with program.

Before this update, worked fine, when i selected "open" option for a file, that opened the specific program and don't downloaded the file.

Asked by h.imre.antal 3 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 months ago

Downloaded files open in same tab in Whatsapp web

Hey, with the latest firefox update I have a problem dowloading pdf files from Whatsapp web. When downloading the pdf it automatically opens up in the same tab, effectiv… (read more)

Hey, with the latest firefox update I have a problem dowloading pdf files from Whatsapp web. When downloading the pdf it automatically opens up in the same tab, effectively closing whatsapp web. Very annoying, especially when im trying to look at multiple files send in the chat, because every time i need to open whatsapp web again. Instead of opening the file in the same tab I would like it to open either in a new tab or a new window but can't find any settings option that would allow me to do so.

Asked by marvin0894 2 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago

Firefox: PDF handling in Settings / General / Applications not available starting with v.98.0

Hello, starting with deployment of version 98 all users do not have the possibility to chose the PDF handling when clicking on a link to a PDF. In the release notes of … (read more)

Hello,

starting with deployment of version 98 all users do not have the possibility to chose the PDF handling when clicking on a link to a PDF.

In the release notes of version 98 Mozilla mentions that "in this release, you’ll also see that Firefox no longer asks what to do for each file by default. You won’t be prompted to choose a helper application or save to disk before downloading a file unless you have changed your download action setting for that type of file."

Source: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/98.0/releasenotes/

So this does mean that the list of file types and the possibilities on how to handle them is still available. All file types are still available, except PDF. This happens when installing 98 on a fresh machine or when upgrading from v. <98 to v. 98. It seems that the "handlers.json" is being modified during first use of version 98, PDF entry is being deleted.

Please could you have a look on that issue and let us know if you can reproduce / if you will fix it?

Regards, Sherlock

Asked by Sherlock_Holmes 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

I need downloaded files eg bank statements to open with Adobe Acrobat, not via browser.

I download some documents and save them on my hard drive. When I open them, it opens Firefox instead of opening Acrobat reader. I need to be able to work offline with t… (read more)

I download some documents and save them on my hard drive. When I open them, it opens Firefox instead of opening Acrobat reader. I need to be able to work offline with them in Adobe - I do not want the HTML version. This has only started happening recently. If this can't be solved I will have to try another browser. I am a reasonably savvy user but I am not a technical expert. Thanks for any help going - I am desperate. They all seem to have saved themselves as HTML documents. Any ideas?

Asked by diane.flute 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago