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links within pdf in firefox viewer don't work

I have a web page with a link to a PDF on it. When I click on this link, the PDF opens in a new tab using the Adobe viewer, and displays fine. However, links within the P… (read more)

I have a web page with a link to a PDF on it. When I click on this link, the PDF opens in a new tab using the Adobe viewer, and displays fine. However, links within the PDF itself are ignored. When I view the same web page in Chrome or IE, the PDF also opens in a viewer, but under these browsers, the links within the PDF itself work as well. Is there any setting or adjustment I can make to Firefox or its PDF viewer to make the links within the PDF work? Thanks for any help. WJH

Asked by wjh728 1 month ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 month ago

Print a PDF in Landscape

Hello all, When trying to print a PDF in Landscape format, Firefox turns the page itself, but not the content. The problem happens with multiple versions of Firefox, and … (read more)

Hello all,

When trying to print a PDF in Landscape format, Firefox turns the page itself, but not the content. The problem happens with multiple versions of Firefox, and I couldn't find a thread describing the same problem. Is there any known way of fixing the issue? (I attached an image of what happens below)

Asked by adzayim 1 month ago

Last reply by Aman Routh 1 month ago

Viewing PDF-Files in Firefox 76.0.1 not possible - strange behavior

Hello Community, I always used Firefox as PDF-Viewer and it worked fine. But since the last update it is not possible to view PDF-files anymore: whenever I click on a PDF… (read more)

Hello Community,

I always used Firefox as PDF-Viewer and it worked fine. But since the last update it is not possible to view PDF-files anymore: whenever I click on a PDF or a link to a PDF - Firefox creates new tabs endlessly. When I quit Firefox and restart it I have lots of new and empty tabs in the browser, but no PDF. It's very annoying because I have to close them all manually and can't view PDFs anymore.

I have not installed any new software, no registry hacks, have changed nothing in the browsers config, so I suppose it has something to do with the update to 76.0.1

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Asked by klaus.kolba 1 month ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 month ago

PDFs opened in Firefox don't display correctly, but work perfectly in Chrome

I've uploaded a few PDFs to my company's website, but when I open the PDFs in Firefox they display and print incorrectly (with elements of my company logo in weird places… (read more)

I've uploaded a few PDFs to my company's website, but when I open the PDFs in Firefox they display and print incorrectly (with elements of my company logo in weird places). If I open the PDFs in Chrome, they display and print perfectly. My designer can't find any hidden layers in the PDF, so that's not the problem.

Asked by WendyB 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Why have PDF portfolios stopped working since the latest update and how can I restore this feature?

I have a website I use for sharing documentation. Some of these are in the form of manuals and I have no problem with these, they open in the browser as required. Others … (read more)

I have a website I use for sharing documentation. Some of these are in the form of manuals and I have no problem with these, they open in the browser as required. Others are portfolios which contain many different pdf forms. Up until the last update these opened the portfolio and clicking on a particular form link opened the form in a new browser tab. Since the update the portfolio opens but the forms do not.

When I look at the developer console I see the following error message: Error: Access to 'blob:resource://pdf.js/6c1fbe42-b5ba-48af-89a3-efb4fc5ee161?CRW%2002%20-%20Course%20Summary%20and%20Assessment%20Form.pdf' from script denied 3 viewer.js:4510:14

   onclick resource://pdf.js/web/viewer.js:4510

Is there a solution?

Asked by bob.beadell 2 months ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 2 months ago

Preview in Firefox for PDF stopped working with FF 73.0.1

I updated to FF 73.0.1 a couple days ago and now when I navigate to a PDF file, it no longer will Preview in Firefox. Instead, it goes to the Save File option. I've tried… (read more)

I updated to FF 73.0.1 a couple days ago and now when I navigate to a PDF file, it no longer will Preview in Firefox. Instead, it goes to the Save File option.

I've tried setting it in the Options/Applications and all the other choices work fine except the Preview in Firefox.

Asked by AZBruno 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

PDF handling between Firefox 71.x and 72.x

I have a particular PDF (an invoice of sorts) that displays information regarding one company under version 71.0 (and below), but then displays information regarding a di… (read more)

I have a particular PDF (an invoice of sorts) that displays information regarding one company under version 71.0 (and below), but then displays information regarding a different company under version 72.0.2 (and above). It's as if there are two similar documents layered within the same file, but which 'document' is visible depends on which version of Firefox you're running...!? Aside from trying to understand the PDF, itself, can anyone explain how these versions of Firefox differ, in their own handling of PDFs? Something changed between the two releases.

Asked by JW 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Is it possible that pdf.js starts always in fullscreen mode?

What I need is that when starting a pdf, it appears automatically in fullscreen (=presentation) mode instead of showing the toolbar above. In former versions of Firefox i… (read more)

What I need is that when starting a pdf, it appears automatically in fullscreen (=presentation) mode instead of showing the toolbar above. In former versions of Firefox it was possible to install a Plugin called "Nitro pdf" which enabled pdf documents to be started in fullscreen mode immediately after using the F11 button. Is there a similar function available with pdf.js or an alternative solution with "regedit"?

Asked by RoMark 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Default PDF Viewer won't change to Mozilla

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to chan… (read more)

So I'm trying to change my default PDF viewer to Mozilla, but it won't change from Edge to Mozilla. I have set these settings "Preview in Mozilla". Also, if I try to change my default PDF viewer in Windows, it won't even let me change to Mozilla, it just pop backs to Microsoft Edge. However, if I try to set my default PDF viewer to Adobe or anything other than that, that totally works fine.

Asked by Marc-Dirven 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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PDF Files don't open in firefox now

Hi, I'm currently running version 63.0.1 , something has changed with my browser, previously when I clicked on a pdf file it would automatically open within the firefox b… (read more)

Hi, I'm currently running version 63.0.1 , something has changed with my browser, previously when I clicked on a pdf file it would automatically open within the firefox browser. It's rather frustrating to me as a user of this great browser when a pdf file attempts to open using something other than firefox. I feel sure there MUST be some method to correct this issue. Thanks, David

Asked by David 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I cannot open PDFs in Firefox even though it is set to "Preview in Firefox"

Hello all, For some reason, even though it's set to do so in settings, I cannot view PDF files in Firefox, only download them. Has this happened to anyone else? Cheers! … (read more)

Hello all,

For some reason, even though it's set to do so in settings, I cannot view PDF files in Firefox, only download them.

Has this happened to anyone else?

Cheers!

Asked by weenusman 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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pdf prints incorrectly

Basically, if a PDF file has italics, they print out bold. If I print to a file and reopen it in firefox, it also appears bold and not italic on the screen. I read a simi… (read more)

Basically, if a PDF file has italics, they print out bold. If I print to a file and reopen it in firefox, it also appears bold and not italic on the screen.

I read a similar post where a user had the same issue, but their solution seemed to be "open in Adobe Reader," which seems like a lame solution.. Their complaint was that the extra step is annoying, and I agree. When I download a PDF file or open one from Firefox, I should be able to do so within the browser. I can do it chrome, but I prefer not to use chrome.

I tried to attach screen shots of the page as it is supposed to be and how it actually prints, but the "Uploaded images:" box just keeps spinning. If anyone can help and would like to see what my issue actually looks like, I can sent you a picture somehow, I'm sure.

Asked by seansean 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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The browser cannot remember the option to open PDFs in browser

Everytime I restart my PC I have to reselect the option to view PDFs on browser. Otherwise, it will start downloading PDFs. Kindly fix this problem with a new update. … (read more)

Everytime I restart my PC I have to reselect the option to view PDFs on browser. Otherwise, it will start downloading PDFs. Kindly fix this problem with a new update.

Asked by love.arijit 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox's default pdf viewer displays text in vertical orientation while other browsers and Adobe show the text correctly.

The PDF in question has text which is filled in through code in .Net, there is no code that alters the orientation of the text. This PDF is showing okay in other browsers… (read more)

The PDF in question has text which is filled in through code in .Net, there is no code that alters the orientation of the text. This PDF is showing okay in other browsers like Chrome, IE and also in Adobe PDF Reader.

Asked by ashomni 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago

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Scrollbar not visible in built PDF viewer

The scrollbar is not visible in the PDF viewer. It is when I click on the right side of the window, but it's always a blind attempt since I cannot see where it is and the… (read more)

The scrollbar is not visible in the PDF viewer. It is when I click on the right side of the window, but it's always a blind attempt since I cannot see where it is and therefore I loose the page I was reading. I have just updated to 62.0 but the issue is still there. I use Ubuntu 18.04.1.

Asked by Borsuk-Ulam 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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PDF reader in Firefox is not working

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager I went … (read more)

I went to option/applications set pdf to open with reader in firefox but this is not working Whenb I have a PDF link it always open with Internet download manager

I went to about:config , reset the string: plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types did not work

hlp please

Asked by gougou 3 years ago

Last reply by Zdzichu 2 years ago

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PDF page number

Hi all, Can a link to a specific page inside of a PDF be used with FireFox's native reader? I seem to be taken to the wrong page whenever accessing a link of this sort. T… (read more)

Hi all,

Can a link to a specific page inside of a PDF be used with FireFox's native reader? I seem to be taken to the wrong page whenever accessing a link of this sort.

Thanks, Steve

Asked by szopsf76 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Firefox 38 display white text in native PDF viewer

Since Firefox 38 (not sure, might be also since 37) the native Firefox PDF Viewer pdfjs display only white text in all PDF files I open. I checked in about:config and I h… (read more)

Since Firefox 38 (not sure, might be also since 37) the native Firefox PDF Viewer pdfjs display only white text in all PDF files I open. I checked in about:config and I have the same default settings there like a colleague who has it working fine.

If I set pdfjs.disableFontFace to true it works on some PDF files but for example not on files which I generate with FPDF (nothing changed on the generation code). The font used in FPDF is Arial, so no problem there.

Any ideas?

Asked by Aoshi 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Overprinted text in PDF when using built-in PDF viewer and using my own colors.

When I uncheck the option "allow pages to use their own colors..." in preferences, and view a PDF using the built-in viewer, all text in PDF documents appears to be print… (read more)

When I uncheck the option "allow pages to use their own colors..." in preferences, and view a PDF using the built-in viewer, all text in PDF documents appears to be printed twice with the default color (usually black) then printed again with my preferred color slightly shifted giving the appearance of all the text having shadows. I usually set my color preferences for pages to have a black background and a light gray text. This may be a bug.

Asked by seablue 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago