Not opening downloaded files
When marking student scripts, I download and open a large number of files in a day. So I want it to be easy. But Firefox does not deliver what it promises. I want to click on the file link on the teaching website and the file to open automatically. But everytime I have to navigate to click in a dialog box in order to open the file. Is there any way to get Firefox to do what is says "Do this automaticall..."?
As far as I can see, these are bog standard .pdf, .docx and .doc files.
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The reason this occurs is because the website sends the wrong information about the file. To fix this you can install this extension. Hopefully this helps!
Magic, this has been a minor pain for ages. Thank you for solving it.
Just FYI, inline disposition can cause problems on Google Drive -- mysterious error messages about cookies or something like that. If you notice that, you may need to work around it by disabling the extension temporarily on the Add-ons page.
Thank you for the warning. I rarely use Google drive, so I shall have to remember hard.
You can see that Firefox offers the "Open with Firefox" choice. This means that the server sends the file as a generic content type like "application/octet-stream" or "content-disposition:attachment" and in that case there is no automatic action possible.