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How do I get Firefox from downloading PDF files

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I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every option in settings/general/apps and they still download in a folder. So I thought I would try MS edge and it does the same thing. Is it not the browser and was it in a MS update? It has never done this before. I don't want all these PDF files downloaded!

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every option in settings/general/apps and they still download in a folder. So I thought I would try MS edge and it does the same thing. Is it not the browser and was it in a MS update? It has never done this before. I don't want all these PDF files downloaded!

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No matter which action you pick, the browser has to download the file for it to be displayed in browser or any other app. see screenshot

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Version 101 is expected to contain a preference in about:config to nominate your temp file as the destination: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1738574#c127

In the meantime, you can tinker with Settings > General > Downloads to achieve the same thing. (Remove the blank space in the link.) https://www.reddit. com/r/firefox/comments/trnirr/a_work_around_for_open_with_option_for_downloads/

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I been using firefox for awhile and it did not save all the pdf files on my hard drive automatic. I just tried MS edge and its not saving them now just opening them to let me view which is what i want. So maybe I will have to go back to MS Edge. I look at alot of pdf files and I don't want them all saved on my computer and then have to go in and delete them all.

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Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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I have the same problem. The reason I used Firefox was for PDF handling. That reason is gone...

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