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links within pdf in firefox viewer don't work

I have a web page with a link to a PDF on it. When I click on this link, the PDF opens in a new tab using the Adobe viewer, and displays fine. However, links within the P… (read more)

I have a web page with a link to a PDF on it. When I click on this link, the PDF opens in a new tab using the Adobe viewer, and displays fine. However, links within the PDF itself are ignored. When I view the same web page in Chrome or IE, the PDF also opens in a viewer, but under these browsers, the links within the PDF itself work as well. Is there any setting or adjustment I can make to Firefox or its PDF viewer to make the links within the PDF work? Thanks for any help. WJH

Asked by wjh728 1 month ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 month 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 month ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 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 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month 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 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month 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 2 months ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 2 months ago

Blank screen when attempting to print from pdf preview in gmail website?

I come from using google chrome and have never had any issues printing a pdf from gmail preview. When trying to do the same thing on firefox a new tab opens normally and … (read more)

I come from using google chrome and have never had any issues printing a pdf from gmail preview. When trying to do the same thing on firefox a new tab opens normally and the pdf appears to load (as shown by the progress highlight in the taskbar icon) but all I get is a blank page in the new tab. Is there any way for the pdf to load in the page and print?

TIA

Asked by scottwilks1 2 months ago

Downloaded PDF's don't always contain .PDF file extension (weird)

Downloaded PDF's don't always contain .PDF file extension and aren't able to be opened without manually adding extension. This isn't always the case, but is consistent w… (read more)

Downloaded PDF's don't always contain .PDF file extension and aren't able to be opened without manually adding extension. This isn't always the case, but is consistent with various different websites - e.g., downloading a w9 form from IRS website works fine, but downloading my bank statements or insurance bill leaves me with a generic (no extension file) in my downloads directory.

Asked by mrprowe 2 months ago

"already running" message when I click on links in documents

I used to have two profiles. I deleted one. But I still got profile manager first when starting FF. So I clicked the box to load the default without asking. I'm almos… (read more)

I used to have two profiles. I deleted one. But I still got profile manager first when starting FF. So I clicked the box to load the default without asking. I'm almost sure that it was immediately after that, when clicking on links elsewhere (e.g. shortcuts I've created, links in pdfs) I get the "FF is already running message." So I manually opened profile manager and unclicked the "use selected profile without asking" button (and I've gone back and confirmed its unchecked) and I'm still getting the message.

Asked by zarky1 3 months ago

Last reply by Timtak 2 months 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 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months 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 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Embed PDF not working windows10 firefox65 32bit

It looks like windows10 firefox65 32bit displaying embedded PDFs does not work. there's no error in the console. you can test it here: https://pdfobject.com/ works fine i… (read more)

It looks like windows10 firefox65 32bit displaying embedded PDFs does not work. there's no error in the console. you can test it here: https://pdfobject.com/

works fine in windows 7 32 and 64 bit, and windows 64 bit. this is causing huge issues with clients, please investigate urgently.

Asked by robtrip 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

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Printing to Adobe PDF causes Firefox to freeze

Just for the past few days 12-19-18 or so I've noticed this happening. I'll get an email, click "print" and it will open the email in a pop-up window. I select "Adobe P… (read more)

Just for the past few days 12-19-18 or so I've noticed this happening. I'll get an email, click "print" and it will open the email in a pop-up window. I select "Adobe PDF" as the printer, and then a window usually comes up showing the progress, and then it opens the pdf in Adobe Acrobat.

Recently, however, when that window comes up and shows the progress bar, it freezes. Sometimes I get error messages (shown in screenshots) but mostly I have to go to Task Manager, shut down firefox.exe processes, and I can't print the file to a PDF at all anymore. When I use this feature in Chrome, it works fine. I mean, it used to in Firefox, too, I don't know what changed.

Asked by undies78 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Default PDF Viewer won't change to Mozilla

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to chan… (read more)

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to change my default PDF viewer in Windows, it won't even let me change to Mozilla, it just pop backs to Microsoft Edge. However, if I try to set my default PDF viewer to Adobe or anything other than that, that totally works fine.

Asked by Marc-Dirven 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 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

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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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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

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pdf prints incorrectly

Basically, if a PDF file has italics, they print out bold. If I print to a file and reopen it in firefox, it also appears bold and not italic on the screen. I read a simi… (read more)

Basically, if a PDF file has italics, they print out bold. If I print to a file and reopen it in firefox, it also appears bold and not italic on the screen.

I read a similar post where a user had the same issue, but their solution seemed to be "open in Adobe Reader," which seems like a lame solution.. Their complaint was that the extra step is annoying, and I agree. When I download a PDF file or open one from Firefox, I should be able to do so within the browser. I can do it chrome, but I prefer not to use chrome.

I tried to attach screen shots of the page as it is supposed to be and how it actually prints, but the "Uploaded images:" box just keeps spinning. If anyone can help and would like to see what my issue actually looks like, I can sent you a picture somehow, I'm sure.

Asked by seansean 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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Toolbar in preview window ESR version 60.2 is missing.

Foxit Reader is my favourite PDF program. To be able to save and print from the preview window in Firefox (on the left hand upper side) I use the ESR channel. Till versio… (read more)

Foxit Reader is my favourite PDF program. To be able to save and print from the preview window in Firefox (on the left hand upper side) I use the ESR channel. Till version 59.9 at the bottom of the preview window a toolbar appeared with which I could save or print the document. Since the upgrade to version 60.2, this toolbar does not appear (which was the fact when I used the standard version of Firefox). I want to downgrade to ESR 59.9 (though Mozilla does not recommend this) in order to have back the toolbar, but if I choose for this version (in the download history under 'options') the latest version remains. Secondly: Is there a way to retrieve the mentioned toolbar in ESR version 60.2?

Asked by Victor 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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The browser cannot remember the option to open PDFs in browser

Everytime I restart my PC I have to reselect the option to view PDFs on browser. Otherwise, it will start downloading PDFs. Kindly fix this problem with a new update. … (read more)

Everytime I restart my PC I have to reselect the option to view PDFs on browser. Otherwise, it will start downloading PDFs. Kindly fix this problem with a new update.

Asked by love.arijit 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago