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How do I change settings to automatically open word documents?

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Go to the Firefox settings page and scroll down to the Applications section. In that table, there will be a list of content types and their default actions. You would be looking for either the Word Document, Microsoft Word, DOC or DOCX content types.

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Hey Wesley,

Thanks for your quick reply and suggestion. That's what I've done before and, when I download the .docx file, I get a window that asks what Firefox should do with the file, i.e. open or save, and there is a box I checked that offers the option to "Do this automatically for files like this." However, the .docx file never opens automatically. I always have to click to open the file. Is that how it is supposed to work or shouldn't the file open automatically as offered?

Rick

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An automatic action is associated with a specific MIME type.

You can check the action for this file extension in the handlers.json file in the Firefox profile folder and possibly open this file in a Firefox tab to inspect the file with the JSON viewer.

You can use the button on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page.

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