Stop Firefox from downloading PDFs

Hi, I looking to get Firefox to open up a PDF in the browser WITHOUT downloading the file. The reason for this is because I want to bookmark the PDF allowing access to an… (read more)

Hi,

I looking to get Firefox to open up a PDF in the browser WITHOUT downloading the file. The reason for this is because I want to bookmark the PDF allowing access to an up-to-date version of a document.

I have selected the option to ask where to the save file in the settings. I have also set the application settings for PDF to 'always ask'. So, when I open the link, I get a window prompt asking me to select 1 of 3 options: view in Firefox, view in selected application, or save. I select view in Firefox and it still downloads and opens the file.

I definitely know Firefox used to open up PDFs AS links because I have some bookmarked. Any suggestions on why this is and how to fix would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by L_Amin 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 6 minutes ago

Is there any way to have date format yyyy-mm-dd, 24 hour clock Monday as start of week and English as language?

Is there any way to get yyyy-mm-dd dates, 24 hour clock and Monday as start of week (as my LC_TIME indicates with sv_SE.utf-8) while keeping English as my main language? … (read more)

Is there any way to get yyyy-mm-dd dates, 24 hour clock and Monday as start of week (as my LC_TIME indicates with sv_SE.utf-8) while keeping English as my main language? Changing locale to Canadian at least gets the date format and language correct but it's still 12-hour clock and Sunday as first day of week...

Asked by eric.druid 13 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 11 minutes ago

Gmx pages blank in Firefox

For the first time in a week I went directly to my GMX account but couldn't se my emails, contacts or any information other than the form layouts the pages are blank, how… (read more)

For the first time in a week I went directly to my GMX account but couldn't se my emails, contacts or any information other than the form layouts the pages are blank, however in Opera everything is seen. Also for many months Firefox doesn't allow the Recaptures to load so many sites, and services like sending of contact forms, wont work, its extremely frustrating as Firefox has all my passwords. I could go to Pale moon is the PW's can be shared as a FF user of over 20 years it is my preferred browser and would appreciate these issues resolved please.

Asked by thehunts 14 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 36 minutes ago

Websites aren't auto filling suggestions

Example: If I start typing in the address bar and type the letter a... amazon.com comes up since I frequent there a lot. But, if I start typing the name of my bank nothin… (read more)

Example: If I start typing in the address bar and type the letter a... amazon.com comes up since I frequent there a lot. But, if I start typing the name of my bank nothing comes up in the address bar. I always have to type it out.

Asked by bryan.touchton 15 hours ago

Last reply by HKSim 58 minutes ago

crash and lost setting

Hello dear Mozilla. In a few moments ago the firefox crash and show massage that its was importing my data to restart its self. But after restarting I cant run the App in… (read more)

Hello dear Mozilla. In a few moments ago the firefox crash and show massage that its was importing my data to restart its self. But after restarting I cant run the App in its crash again and I had restart my system. After restart my system I run the firefox but my tabs , my them , my extensions and ... almost gone. pleas help me to recovery them I really really need them. Thanks.

Asked by moghadasiali1 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Cannot conect to the server

I Keepgetting the message "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at cunard.msgfocus.com. If that address is correct, here are three… (read more)

I Keepgetting the message

"Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at cunard.msgfocus.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web."

How can i stop that so that firefox brings up the web page i am trying to get.

Asked by grblackburn 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Other bookmarks & Bookmark menu folders won't go away!

I can't get the "Other" bookmarks folder to go away. I tried right-clicking on the folder & the context menu didn't show up. I tried about:config & changed the va… (read more)

I can't get the "Other" bookmarks folder to go away.

I tried right-clicking on the folder & the context menu didn't show up. I tried about:config & changed the value to false. That didn't work.

I closed the browser after changing the boolean value to false & then restarted the browser. That didn't help.

I don't want to mess things up. I can't change the name of the folder. I was hoping that renaming the folder & then deleting it would solve the problem.

How do I hide the "Other" folder & the "Bookmarks Menu" folder?

I have a Mac if that helps any.

Asked by pcnerd 4 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Part of history deleted resp. gone

Hello, Despite the setting that Firefox never automatically deletes my history, it appears that a large part of my history was automatically deleted. Hence two questions… (read more)

Hello,

Despite the setting that Firefox never automatically deletes my history, it appears that a large part of my history was automatically deleted. Hence two questions: How can I set Firefox in the configuration so that my history is guaranteed to really never be deleted? Is there a way to recover the deleted part of my history, if so, how?

Thanks and best Regards, Andreas

Asked by AndiDee 15 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

I need to syn my lap to my firefox account. Insturctions keep telling me to select Fire Fox Syn from my preferences and set up a Sync Account. But there is no choice visiable for opening Fire Fox Sync account.

Why I can't I see this? or where can I find it? Various Fire Fox sources say I need to set up an Firefox Syn account and that I can make a selection to do this in Firefo… (read more)

Why I can't I see this? or where can I find it?

Various Fire Fox sources say I need to set up an Firefox Syn account and that I can make a selection to do this in Firefox preferences. However this is no option for this available. There is a single option labeled sync but it doe does not synchronize my laptop to my account and none of my bookmarks etc are up to date.

Asked by Rollie 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Google searches are freezing firefox

Google searches are occasionally freezing up Firefox and not processing. I'll type in my search, push enter and suddenly my entire desktop will hang, mouse will move slow… (read more)

Google searches are occasionally freezing up Firefox and not processing. I'll type in my search, push enter and suddenly my entire desktop will hang, mouse will move slowly and jerk around before regaining full control. Once control is regained, Firefox will no longer respond and must be force closed and relaunched.

It's getting exhausting to the point I've used Edge for searches just to not be bothered.

Let me know what information I can provide to make diagnosis easier. I understand intermittent issues are rough to troubleshoot.

Asked by niagra127 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

how do I work with attachments in unbuntu?

how do I work with attachments in unbuntu? it greys out when trying to upload any attachments in gmail and outlook. I am new and cant find unbuntu help on latest update… (read more)

how do I work with attachments in unbuntu? it greys out when trying to upload any attachments in gmail and outlook. I am new and cant find unbuntu help on latest update.

Asked by tompetergallagher 12 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

Saved Credit Card Info Lost at Every Authentication

I have several credit cards saved in Firefox. When I try to use the "Autofill Card Details" feature, I am prompted to authenticate my identity with my user password (that… (read more)

I have several credit cards saved in Firefox. When I try to use the "Autofill Card Details" feature, I am prompted to authenticate my identity with my user password (that is, computer user account password). Upon entering the password, the prompt accepts it and disappears. Now, the expected behavior is that Firefox should paste my card number, along with other details (name on card, etc), into the corresponding fields. Instead, it enters blanks into all the text fields, clearing them if they had previously had anything in them. After this, if I go into settings and view saved cards - the cards that I have attempted to autofill are shown in the list of saved cards, but have blanks in all text fields.

I have had to re-enter all the card details several times over. I have encountered this bug many times at this point. Tried searching for posts with similar problems but have not found anything.

Asked by dschirita 6 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

how to keep taskbar visible in fullscreen mode

I would just like to keep my taskbar visible in fullscreen mode. Even when hovering over the mouse, the taskbar does not appear. I'm using windows 10 and the latest versi… (read more)

I would just like to keep my taskbar visible in fullscreen mode. Even when hovering over the mouse, the taskbar does not appear. I'm using windows 10 and the latest version of Firefox. Are there ways to achieve this? The old add-ons for this purpose are already gone

Asked by odin-rublik 1 day ago

Last reply by RobertJ 4 hours ago

Uninstalling McAfee Killed Firefox

New (to me) machine (Win10) came with 30 day McAfee installed. Uninstalled and it killed Firefox. Gave a missing file message at first so reinstalled Firefox. Now, no mes… (read more)

New (to me) machine (Win10) came with 30 day McAfee installed. Uninstalled and it killed Firefox. Gave a missing file message at first so reinstalled Firefox. Now, no message, but Firefox opens with basically blank window and unresponsive.

Asked by weightdn 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Searching Using the Address Bar or Opening New Links Randomly Stops Working

10+ times a day I'll go to search something using the address bar (google search) and it won't search anything. At the same time it won't load any new tabs unless they've… (read more)

10+ times a day I'll go to search something using the address bar (google search) and it won't search anything. At the same time it won't load any new tabs unless they've been opened recently and it will open them offline. To fix the problem you either need to fully close out of Firefox and reopen it or open a new window in Private Mode and search something (which loads the pages) then exit out of Private Mode and research in normal mode and it will work... It also won't load certain aspects of websites like automation's in Salesforce, but if you open Private Mode it will load those aspects perfectly.

Asked by joemckenzie03 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

suspicious .htm downloads

I've been seeing suspicious .htm files appear in "downloads" when I hadn't requested any downloads. When I try to open the file, it always appears blank. Once I rebooted … (read more)

I've been seeing suspicious .htm files appear in "downloads" when I hadn't requested any downloads. When I try to open the file, it always appears blank. Once I rebooted without deleting the file, and my system acted like it had a virus. I rebooted in Safe Mode and reverted to a restore point, then everything was fine. But I'm still seeing those suspicious files appearing, at least once per day. How do I stop them?

Asked by Keith Heiberg 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago