Firefox Developer Edition 85.0b4, macOS 10.15 If I Google for a PDF and click a link, I get the Firefox download dialog. If I select "Open with Firefox [Developer Editio… (read more)
Firefox Developer Edition 85.0b4, macOS 10.15
If I Google for a PDF and click a link, I get the Firefox download dialog. If I select "Open with Firefox [Developer Edition]", the following things happen:
- The PDF is downloaded to ~/Downloads
- The PDF is opened in a new tab, with that new tab's location bar holding a file:///... URL to the downloaded PDF
What I would instead like to happen is:
- The PDF is downloaded to some temporary directory where I won't have to worry about deleting it manually
- In whatever tab the PDF is displayed in, the location bar contains the URL where the PDF was (temporarily!) downloaded from
How can I achieve this?
Not having the URL where a PDF was opened from is very annoying when, for example, I open a bunch of PDF search results to read and review, and I later want to share links to some of those PDFs. Best I can do to find their URLs to give to others is then to try and remember which tab corresponds to which search result, or do mine the downloads tab.
Contrast this with Chrome: I click a Google result for a PDF and the PDF just opens in the current tab with the URL to the PDF in the location bar. No dialogs, no PDF files hanging around in my home directory, and I can just copy the URL to the PDF the same way I'd copy the URL to any web page.