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I want to disable firefox 19 pdf viewer and use foxit in the browser without downloading.

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I want to disable firefox 19 pdf viewer and use foxit in the browser without downloading.

I tried the two methods I've heard so far to disable the new firefox 19 pdf viewr: -in about:config set pdfjs.disable to true -options>Applications>set pdf view application

The trouble: when I set the viewing application for pdf to Foxit, firefox automatically downloads the pdf to open it in the separate application. Up until firefox 19, the Foxit reader application would open in the browser. Since Foxit does not have a firefox add-on, how do I disable the firefox 19 pdf viewer and use Foxit Reader to open pdfs as a new tab in the browser?

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Mozilla Support Contributor

Re: I want to disable firefox 19 pdf viewer and use foxit in the browser without downloading.

In order to render content in a Firefox tab, you generally need a plugin. If that didn't come along with the main installer, it appears you can use either of these:

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Re: I want to disable firefox 19 pdf viewer and use foxit in the browser without downloading.

In order to render content in a Firefox tab, you generally need a plugin. If that didn't come along with the main installer, it appears you can use either of these:

New User

Re: I want to disable firefox 19 pdf viewer and use foxit in the browser without downloading.

1. used about:config to change the pdfjs.disable to true 2. went to the Options/Applications and set the Adobe Acrobat Document app to "Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox)." Had the blue plugin lego.

Got my Acrobat XI in a tab, back. Some auto upgrade must have brokenmy settings but I can tell you the built-in reader is awful, at least on this ancient PC.

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Re: I want to disable firefox 19 pdf viewer and use foxit in the browser without downloading.

Thank you for the answer about updating the Foxit plugin. Firefox tags the Foxit plugin as potentially unstable, so it turns out I had another program killing the plugin's startup process so it was always disabled in firefox. I reenabled its startup process and updated the plugin. To get firefox to use it as the main pdf reader I went to options>applications and changed the option for pdf to the foxit plugin and everything works dandy now! Thanks again!