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Links in a PDF file viewed with the internal viewer in Firefox 38 do not open

Essentially the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982704. Links in a PDF file viewed with the internal viewer in Firefox 38 (specifically 38.0.5… (read more)

Essentially the same problem as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/982704.

Links in a PDF file viewed with the internal viewer in Firefox 38 (specifically 38.0.5) on Win 7 (64bit) do not open and are seemingly unresponsive. The PDF was created from the File+SaveAs PDF option in Microsoft Powerpoint 2010. The links are relative (e.g., test.mov, ../newdir/test.html as opposed to absolute like http://test.com/test.mov). Hovering the pointer over any of the links shows "resource://pdf.js/web/". Clicking a link results in no response.

On Internet Explorer (IE) 11, hovering the pointer over any of the links shows the expected (relative) URL. Clicking a link results in the expected URL opening.

Question 982704 noted in January of 2014, "It is already fixed in a future version of the built-in PDF Viewer...when Firefox 28 gets released in March..." Is it broken again, or is there an option which needs to be set either in Firefox or in the creating of the PDF in Powerpoint?

Asked by tgbyrne 6 years ago

Last reply by tgbyrne 6 years ago

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If you're going to block third party PDF viewer plugins (to view in a browser window) then you need to add a PDF email link button and an 'open PDF in xxxx' btn

I would like to use the Nitro PDF viewer plugin as I view hundreds of PDFs a week in my browser. Often, I will email the PDF with a quick link. Now that the ability to vi… (read more)

I would like to use the Nitro PDF viewer plugin as I view hundreds of PDFs a week in my browser. Often, I will email the PDF with a quick link. Now that the ability to view PDFs in the browser is limited to the built-in Firefox PDF viewer, you will need to upgrade it's capabilities to meet the flexibility of the other PDF plugins that can no longer be used with Firefox. Nobody wants to be forced to save every PDF to their drive, and then go find it and open it in their 3rd party viewer to view it properly or email it off.

Please add an "Email PDF" button, as well as an "Open PDF" (with the default PDF viewer) button to the integrated Firefox PDF interface.

Thank you, Joe

Asked by jancona 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Is it possible that pdf.js starts always in fullscreen mode?

What I need is that when starting a pdf, it appears automatically in fullscreen (=presentation) mode instead of showing the toolbar above. In former versions of Firefox i… (read more)

What I need is that when starting a pdf, it appears automatically in fullscreen (=presentation) mode instead of showing the toolbar above. In former versions of Firefox it was possible to install a Plugin called "Nitro pdf" which enabled pdf documents to be started in fullscreen mode immediately after using the F11 button. Is there a similar function available with pdf.js or an alternative solution with "regedit"?

Asked by RoMark 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Option "Do this automatically..." grayed out for default action

- Fully updated FF + Windows 8 64-bit (9200) - Set up FF as the default program for PDF documents in Windows' Control Panel - Set up FF as the default program for PDFs in… (read more)

- Fully updated FF + Windows 8 64-bit (9200) - Set up FF as the default program for PDF documents in Windows' Control Panel - Set up FF as the default program for PDFs in FF options

FF still asking me what to do every time I click on a link to a PDF file and the option "Do this automatically..." is grayed out.

Any fix?

Thanks

Asked by mikexx 6 years ago

Last reply by mikexx 6 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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PDFs are no longer displayed correctly (or at all)

Using a 2012 Macbook Pro with Mac OS Sierra (10.12.6) and FF v. 62. This behavior started about 4 weeks ago: Any time I click on a link to a PDF on a website, the PDF wil… (read more)

Using a 2012 Macbook Pro with Mac OS Sierra (10.12.6) and FF v. 62. This behavior started about 4 weeks ago: Any time I click on a link to a PDF on a website, the PDF will either not be displayed at all (all I get is an empty page) or a partial rendering. However, downloading it works just fine and it is displayed correctly using the built in Preview app.

Today I actually got a message (PDF may not display correctly) with an option to open in a different viewer (which simply downloaded it).

I don't necessarily want to be forced to download using up bandwidth and having to delete these things continuously. It used to display just fine.

FWIW, I was going to upload a very small screenshot of the error message, but it has been trying for 5 minutes (which is a bit long for a small file), so I am going to abandon that idea.

Asked by bdw200 2 years ago

Last reply by bdw200 2 years ago

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can't print to a pdf

If I'm in Firefox and want to print an editable (to highlight) pdf page, I go to "Print" then choose either "Microsoft Print to PDF" or "Wondershare PDF element". What i… (read more)

If I'm in Firefox and want to print an editable (to highlight) pdf page, I go to "Print" then choose either "Microsoft Print to PDF" or "Wondershare PDF element". What is displayed is never right. It may show the 1st page . . but not the rest; or nothing at all. I was going to try "Nitro Pro 12" but it appears that there is no way to install its "plug-in" now with Firefox.

    The end I want to get to is to have the ability, from within Firefox, to convert or "print" a pdf, that is editable, and will allow highlighting, from the webpage HTML.  It would be nice if it could be done, all at once right from the browser, without having to go through multiple steps - like taking a "screenshot" then uploading that image to some other site - which has also had unsatisfactory results (each "step" having the potential for some other unforeseen screw up or incompatibility).  I've spent a lot of time searching and can't find anything.
    Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jandd 2 years ago

Answered by jandd 2 years ago

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PDF page number

Hi all, Can a link to a specific page inside of a PDF be used with FireFox's native reader? I seem to be taken to the wrong page whenever accessing a link of this sort. T… (read more)

Hi all,

Can a link to a specific page inside of a PDF be used with FireFox's native reader? I seem to be taken to the wrong page whenever accessing a link of this sort.

Thanks, Steve

Asked by szopsf76 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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PDF handling between Firefox 71.x and 72.x

I have a particular PDF (an invoice of sorts) that displays information regarding one company under version 71.0 (and below), but then displays information regarding a di… (read more)

I have a particular PDF (an invoice of sorts) that displays information regarding one company under version 71.0 (and below), but then displays information regarding a different company under version 72.0.2 (and above). It's as if there are two similar documents layered within the same file, but which 'document' is visible depends on which version of Firefox you're running...!? Aside from trying to understand the PDF, itself, can anyone explain how these versions of Firefox differ, in their own handling of PDFs? Something changed between the two releases.

Asked by JW 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Print a PDF in Landscape

Hello all, When trying to print a PDF in Landscape format, Firefox turns the page itself, but not the content. The problem happens with multiple versions of Firefox, and … (read more)

Hello all,

When trying to print a PDF in Landscape format, Firefox turns the page itself, but not the content. The problem happens with multiple versions of Firefox, and I couldn't find a thread describing the same problem. Is there any known way of fixing the issue? (I attached an image of what happens below)

Asked by adzayim 1 year ago

Last reply by Aman Routh 1 year ago