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Firefox opens a blank tab when I open a pdf in adobe.

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First of all, I have already gone into the setting and disabled the pdf viewer in Firefox and have it set to open in Adobe. However, when I click on a pdf attachement in an email or anywhere, the pdf now opens in adobe BUT, firefox still opens a blank tab. How do I get this to stop?

The little icon near all my pdfs (in emails and everything) has the little firefox logo in it.

I just want pdf's to open in Adobe with no new tabs opening.

First of all, I have already gone into the setting and disabled the pdf viewer in Firefox and have it set to open in Adobe. However, when I click on a pdf attachement in an email or anywhere, the pdf now opens in adobe BUT, firefox still opens a blank tab. How do I get this to stop? The little icon near all my pdfs (in emails and everything) has the little firefox logo in it. I just want pdf's to open in Adobe with no new tabs opening.

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What is the value of the plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types pref on the about:config page?

Does that still contain the default application/pdf value that is used to prevent a plugin from opening?

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

See also:

What is the value of the <b>plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types</b> pref on the about:config page? Does that still contain the default application/pdf value that is used to prevent a plugin from opening? You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config See also: *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-without-downloading-them *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/disable-built-pdf-viewer-and-use-another-viewer