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How to disable pdf viewer?

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How to disable pdf viewer?

Its so irritating when I'm trying to download a mess of files to be uploaded to a new website. I'm using Aurora 19.0a2

I've already looked in Tools > Add-ons.

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Shooting Star

Re: How to disable pdf viewer?

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  3. In the Filter bar, paste pdfjs.disabled
  4. In the search results, double-click pdfjs.disabled to set its value to true
  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
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Shooting Star

Re: How to disable pdf viewer?

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  3. In the Filter bar, paste pdfjs.disabled
  4. In the search results, double-click pdfjs.disabled to set its value to true
  5. Restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
New User

Re: How to disable pdf viewer?

Amazing, thank you! I notice it doesn't popup a window and ask: save or view anymore - even better (I'm hoping - not sure yet). Thank you! ;)

Regular User

Re: How to disable pdf viewer?

I have found that all one needs to do is to go into tools/options/applications and change "Preview in Firefox" to "Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox") and you can easily change back to the previous mode.

I also actually love the Preview in Firefox, it allows you to open links in a Adobe document in a new tab and other sweet things.