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How to stop automatically downloading a file if you open it using 'open in new tab' option available when you right click the link on the file?

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Whenever I open a file embedded online, I used to open it in new tab and it used to show me the file preview in the new tab. Now, whenever I do the same, the file just automatically downloaded in pc and it's such a waste of time to go to the download folder and reopen it. It works when the file is opened in the same tab but it keeps downloading when I right click on the file and click "Open in New Tab" which is the ideal option that I want to use for more efficient file viewings especially when you need to open multiple files in the same webpage. Please help.

Whenever I open a file embedded online, I used to open it in new tab and it used to show me the file preview in the new tab. Now, whenever I do the same, the file just automatically downloaded in pc and it's such a waste of time to go to the download folder and reopen it. It works when the file is opened in the same tab but it keeps downloading when I right click on the file and click "Open in New Tab" which is the ideal option that I want to use for more efficient file viewings especially when you need to open multiple files in the same webpage. Please help.

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Hi, please see below. You do not mention what file formats your speaking of :

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Hi, I definitely should have added that I already looked at the link for firefox general options. The problem started when I attempted to download multiple files at one time. When I realized that it's still in "automatic download", I looked up the solution online and I managed to open the file in the same tab (not in the new tab, i.e. when I directly click the link for the file and it will open in the same tab). Again, my problem was I need it to open when I do the "open link in new tab" option but when I do so, it automatically downloads the file directly on my pc instead of simply opening it. If it helps, then file format is pdf. Thanks!

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Some links are set that way when you click it open a blank tab to download. That isn't the fault of FF but the way the link is created and how the site interprets your clicking on the link.