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Firefox for Mac

965 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2007 3:03 PM by Douglas McLaughlin RSS
SilverBlue Calculating status...
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Aug 15, 2007 10:08 PM
If you go to google and type ".pdf" you get a few search results that are actual .pdf files. When I click on these results in Safari the pdf file opens up IN the browser, which I like. However, when I do it in Firefox, it asks me if I want to open the file w/ Preview or save it rather than just opening the file within the browser. How do I get Firefox to open up .pdf files inside the browser?

Also, when I'm asked to open or save a file, I usually click open because I just want to view the file temporarily w/o keeping it on my computer. However, when I choose this option, the file still shows up on my desktop and I have to manually delete it every time. Therefore, there seems to be no difference between the "open" and "save" options. What's going on here? How do I temporarily open a file WITHOUT saving it to my desktop or anywhere else on my computer?
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Aug 15, 2007 11:20 PM (in response to SilverBlue)
    Unlike Safari Firefox does not have a built-in PDF viewer. You need to go to the Firefox support site for help. There may be a plug-in available you can install in Firefox to provide that feature. This is unrelated to OS X.
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  • First Magus Level 6 Level 6 (15,850 points)
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    Aug 16, 2007 3:11 AM (in response to SilverBlue)
    This is the FireFox forum. You will get much better responses there.

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  • mp3fan Calculating status...
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    Aug 17, 2007 2:09 PM (in response to SilverBlue)
    I found this annoying as well, so now I use this:

    This allows you to open PDF files from within Firefox.
  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,735 points)
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    Aug 17, 2007 3:03 PM (in response to SilverBlue)
    No one seems to be answering so I'll ask one last time.

    This is the "Apple" Support Discussions. Have you tried visiting, searching or posting at the Mozilla/Firefox support discussions as was suggested earlier?

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