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Why does firefox open pdf automatically on some pages

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A weird one. I'm using Windows (7 or 8.1) and Firefox 40.0.3 – some setting must be screwed up.

When I click on some links on The Australian news website, it goes to that page, and automatically opens an associated PDF. This is a recent problem, on both my computers.

How can I stop this?

Thanks

Réiteach roghnaithe

I found the answer on another forum. It's to set the PDF preference to preview in Firefox, as explained here - https://credoreference.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201757169-Firefox-Automatically-Downloads-Opens-PDFs

Cheers!

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Type about:preferences#applications<enter> in the address bar. In the search box, type pdf At the far right, press the box and choose.

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Hi FredMcD, That just allows me to choose the default programme to open PDFs. It doesn't relate to why they open automatically on certain pages. Thanks

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It might be the way the link is set up. Post a few below so we can check.

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It's an intermittent problem, depending on the page. At the moment I can only find one http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/malcolm-turnbull-tony-abbott-promises-no-wrecking-no-sniping/story-e6frg6nf-1227529241841

Oddly, it doesn't happen from my wife's laptop. It must be my synced Firefox setup.

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Well, I hit a paywall there.

When you're on such a page, if you press Ctrl+u to load the source viewer, does anything come up? If so, it's probably a PDF embedded in the page instead of being displayed "stand-alone" (in which case the download setting should apply).

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

I found the answer on another forum. It's to set the PDF preference to preview in Firefox, as explained here - https://credoreference.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201757169-Firefox-Automatically-Downloads-Opens-PDFs

Cheers!

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That was very good work. Well Done.