We'll show you how to disable it and use another PDF viewer, like Adobe Reader , Third-party PDF viewers are available, if you prefer not to use the Firefox. Can't open pdf in firefox I'm trying to set up firefox so that I can view PDFs in the browser instead Use Media Creation Tool to update, or not. To try to open a PDF in a tab, select Preview in Firefox. . shouldn't open PDFs in a browser, because that can corrupt the PDF (no idea how).

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Learn how to get PDF files to open in the Firefox window and fix common Firefox includes a built-in PDF viewer to display PDF files inside the browser window. When I click on a link containing a PDF, I receive an Open/Save As For info: Internet Explorer is able to open/view PDFs within the browser. In Windows 10, it seems not possible anymore to choose Firefox as the default app to open Firefox is listed as a possible default app to.

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Application User Agent: Helpful Reply I would like to add to the above question that the extension on the files I am trying to view, but not download, is aspx. This is a new problem. I have viewed these same type files hundreds of times with no issues. Thanks very much. RichardInEngland 11 solutions 66 answers.

Please look at the information on ASPX file here: Hope this helps? Question owner Hello Richard and thank you so much for trying to assist me. Any other thoughts would be appreciated. Hello Richard and thank you so much for trying to assist me.

I think you have identified the root of the problem here: The Mozilla info is here: At the bottom of the page it has a heading " Add or remove a file type ", but it includes this sentence: You can change the action for an existing file type but you cannot add or remove file types. Question owner Richard, you are a gentleman and a scholar.

Hi again Subak. Installing Official Adobe Acrobat Reader I contacted one of the experienced contributors who is also a moderator about your issue and he advised me to request that you try installing the Adobe Acrobat Reader program, rather than just relying on the built-in Firefox ability to handle the file types.

As he put it: The general download link is: An Add-on Extension that might help This extension adds a context menu item to your browser context menu over PDF links. When the context menu is clicked, the extension downloads PDF file into your default download directory and then executes external application to open this PDF file.

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Summary So in summary: The reason that I think that it should be escalated is in your original question, you clearly stated that it worked before, but does not now if you can remember the last version of Firefox that it worked in without any plugin added, that would be great too. Thanks, Richard.

Question owner Hello again Richard!! Sorry I am tardy replying to you Hello again Richard!! Firefox did updates on my laptop yesterday or the day before, and I'm wondering if that could be part of the problem. Does either of you know if there's a simple way to return to or reset the Firefox built-in default viewer? Perhaps that's what I just tried with Pkshadow's suggestion above? Obviously, I'm not Tech savvy!

Modified January 10, at 7: The only thing that I changed a few days ago were my security settings on Firefox to try to prevent sites from tracking me all over the Internet. I undid those security changes today, but it didn't fix the PDF viewing problem. I'm wondering if Firefox updates could possibly have messed something up, but if so, I'm sure there would be other users having the same problem.

Thank you, jscher! I will try that when I get home from running errands and let you know if it fixed the problem. Change it from "Preview in Firefox" to.

No, then it just downloads the file. Thank you for researching this issue, sludgex. Firefox renders the PDF as a canvas with an invisible text layer.

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So it doesn't have perfect fidelity to the original; sometimes it's much worse than perfect. I was using Foxit Reader Free before that. I don't see how they could be corrupted with the built-in viewer.

How to prevent a PDF file for being corrupted. To protect PDF files from being damaged: That's just the tip of the iceberg, FF has just become flat out broken since v Thanks for your willingness to help. Question owner Richard, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Reader lets you select any portion of the web page and read it by choosing Read in Reader option in the context menu.

As he put it:. Firefox on Windows. This allows you to quickly view the pdf without having to download it.

A quick solution for this problem is to uninstall all the third-party PDF viewer application except the one that you want to set as default.

The Mozilla info is here:. These work fine in Acrobat Reader, but in many browsers Chrome, Firefox the "submit" button doesn't work.