I'm trying to set up firefox so that I can view PDFs in the browser However, I don 't have Portable Document Format listed under Content Type. I am unable to view a PDF unless I download it first, which of course is a PDF in Firefox, but rather save it and open the saved file in Acrobat. This is actually a solution to a PDF Problem - Read On. Had a situation where I experienced Firefox was not able to open, or download for that.
|Language:||English, Spanish, German|
|Genre:||Business & Career|
|ePub File Size:||25.71 MB|
|PDF File Size:||20.63 MB|
|Distribution:||Free* [*Regsitration Required]|
I suddenly can no longer view PDF files in Firefox. I get the message, "It appears you don't have a pdf plugin for this browser. Please use the. Learn how to get PDF files to open in the Firefox window and fix common problems like blank pages and files downloading instead of opening. I'm unable to view PDFs in Firefox esr using either the built in viewer or please start with the support article: View PDF files in Firefox).
Please flag your last post as Solved Problem so others will know. In fact, when I closed Firefox and re-opened it again, pdfjs. Modified January 10, at 7: Summary So in summary: Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox. I suddenly can no longer view PDF files in Firefox. You just have to desintall and reinstall foxit reader, it worked for me.
You will see from the information there that if the file should have been a PDF, you can download it and rename the extension from. Alongside "Portable Document Format PDF " you will see your current Firefox action which you can change via the drop-down list at the right.
In my case, I am the opposite of yourself in that I do not want to preview a PDF in Firefox, but rather save it and open the saved file in Acrobat, so I have "Save File" set at the action. In your case, you would need to set "Preview in Firefox" which I think it the default action anyway. Unfortunately, that will not help you preview an aspx file, and you would still need to download it and either rename the file extension or use "Open with" and Acrobat or another reader.
I read the link you sent on aspx files -- and learned from it. But the site, with regard to aspx files, says "There's no need to do anything to open this type of file because your browser does it for you, whether it's Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc.
What I am trying to open are legal statutes. I have viewed hundreds of them, using Firefox, and in the past when I clicked on the link, it just opens the statute.
Then suddenly, I started getting a window instead which only gives me the opportunity to save the file. When I use Safari, and click on the link, the statute quickly opens like it used to in Firefox. So since Safari opens the statute, it doesn't seem like it is the website.
Seems like it is a Firefox glitch. But I don't know how to fix it. Hi Subak. Thank you for your additional information. I think you have identified the root of the problem here:.
I have been doing some research to see if there was an easy way to add additional file types. 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:. So, it looks like there is no easy mechanism to be able to set up how an aspx file is handled.
Unfortunately, I personally do not know how to work around that, but maybe one of the other contributors here might know something that I don't and be able to help you? Richard, you are a gentleman and a scholar.
Many thanks for your time devoted to solving another's problems. I will persevere and hope another Firefox loyalist has some suggestions. Thank you for your kind compliments!
I am a noob contributor on here, just trying my best to help people with issues that I feel able to give some helpful advice on. Sometimes, as in your case, the problem turns out to be something that I do not know a definite answer to.
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:. I advise being careful on the download though, as Adobe very annoyingly to me adds other McAfee stuff unwanted by me to the download by default, so I always de-select that before clicking the button. I did also find another Add-on that might help too.
What is not actually clear to me is whether you can select a link to ANY file type e. I have Adobe and use it regularly. I have chosen that option, but still I can only Save files, not open and read, when Firefox is set to use Adobe to open.
Since this problem developed a few days ago, I have been experimenting with other PDF files. And those files are showing the.
In other words, the glitch still occurs when the extension is. I am still hung up on why the drop down menu that gives the options for how you want to open files, does not give me the option to click "Preview in Firefox. The fellow that you contacted on my behalf thank you , in suggesting Adobe, talked about the Firefox built-in may not be able to handle some files.
I can't seem to use the Firefox built in.
I don't get the option to "Preview in Firefox. I have started using Safari whenever I need to read a pdf and don't like it as well as Firefox. I am really stumped on this. If you have any other ideas, I am all ears. Thanks for your time I just found an old support question for someone raising that problem and it was due to them looking at the actions for " PDF File " rather than " Portable Document Format PDF ", so I wonder if that is what you are doing too?
That was it Richard. But when I use Adobe in that drop down menu, it works like it used to. The setting in that drop down menu was set to "Save. I don't know how it got switched to Save but you solved it for me!!!! I hope you can get a lot of satisfaction out of resolving this mystery and help a fellow human being.
I am extremely grateful for your diligence. Just a pop-in to give props to Richard. You really went out of your way to investigate this issue, and it helped solve my problem, too. Only very recently, FF had begun to refuse to preview. When downloading the file, it would download as.
I had to jump over to Edge to get my hands on the. I wonder if the applications settings in the FF options menu got scrambled by any of the add-ons I have loaded.
Modified March 16, at The Portable Document Format not being listed as a content type; and 2. The built in PDF viewer is automatically resetting to disabled each time I open the browser. Are you using a "managed" version of Firefox that could have its features modified by a company IT department?
If not, there are a number of reasons that a settings change you make during your session might be lost between sessions.
How to fix preferences that won't save. I'm not sure what happened, but Portable Document Format is now listed as a Content Type in my copy of Firefox, and I'm able to preview within the web browser. I followed the instructions to rebuild the handlers. Support Forum. This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help. Thanks in advance!
Chosen solution To other readers finding this thread, please start with the support article: It's one of the basics that Firefox creates at installation or in a new profile: Here's how: Leaving that window open, switch back to Firefox and Exit, either: Start Firefox back up again.
Any improvement? Is pdfjs disabled? While it is unlikely, you could check the setting here: Read this answer in context 1.
Question tools Get email updates when anybody replies. Cancel Subscribe to feed Question details Product Firefox. Topic Fix slowness, crashing, error messages and other problems. System Details Windows 10 Firefox Application User Agent: Chosen Solution To other readers finding this thread, please start with the support article: If you see a file named '''mimeTypes.