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PDFs opening in new pages, one every second

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Hi. When I click a link in Firefox in a webpage that opens a PDF, I get a barrage of new Firefox windows, one a second that keep opening until I close Firefox by force. I have my computer set to open PDFs by safari by default, and I have the appropriate setting in Firefox. I’ve even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Any ideas?

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Use this add-on for Adblock Plus, it's designed for that:

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This can happen if you have set the Firefox application instead of "Preview in Firefox" as the application to handle PDF files. You should never select Firefox if you get the 'open with' dialog as that will cause you to get tabs opening endlessly.

You can check the action for Portable Document Format (PDF) in "Options/Preferences -> General -> Applications" and make sure that "Preview in Firefox" is selected.

You get tabs opening endlessly if you select Firefox as the application to handle a file when you get an "Open with" dialog.