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PDFs are no longer displayed correctly (or at all)

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Using a 2012 Macbook Pro with Mac OS Sierra (10.12.6) and FF v. 62. This behavior started about 4 weeks ago: Any time I click on a link to a PDF on a website, the PDF will either not be displayed at all (all I get is an empty page) or a partial rendering. However, downloading it works just fine and it is displayed correctly using the built in Preview app.

Today I actually got a message (PDF may not display correctly) with an option to open in a different viewer (which simply downloaded it).

I don't necessarily want to be forced to download using up bandwidth and having to delete these things continuously. It used to display just fine.

FWIW, I was going to upload a very small screenshot of the error message, but it has been trying for 5 minutes (which is a bit long for a small file), so I am going to abandon that idea.

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Hi, it has always been downloaded even when you were just viewing it, it saved in a Temp folder then deleted after you closed it.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/pdf-files-are-blank-or-cause-error-message-mac

Do you have it set in Applications to Preview Portable Document Format

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Yes it has always been set to preview PDFs (and it used to work until about 4 weeks ago after an update to FF).