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 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. Other browsers open a pdf on the web inside the browser, which I like. Firefox wants to Rename the medical-site.info file to medical-site.info and then restart Firefox. If it works, you Check your settings for PDF files in: Tools (or.

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Easily open desired links in PDF viewer. Download files and read and modify the browser's download history; Display notifications to you. instead of opening it in pdf so I can read it Firefox makes me download it, save it, and This should allow you to preview most files in Firefox. HI see if this rattles it's cage: uninstall Firefox. Then Delete the Mozilla Firefox Folders in C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files(x86).

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 link below to download this pdf. I have no extensions enabled now. I changed my security settings on Firefox a few days ago to prevent sites from tracking me, and today I went back and reversed that, but I still can't open or view PDF files in Firefox. Thank you for any suggestions you can offer. You made no mention of this: If a site cannot let you see the PDF without a plugin -- just using the built-in viewer -- then you may not be able to view that site's PDFs in a tab. But I wouldn't expect to see that message on a lot of sites. Is it very widespread in your experience? Pkshadow, I'm editing this reply after my problem was solved because I realized that you, too, DID direct me to the solution, but I didn't understand at the time which option to pick under Applications for Portable Document Format. Thank you again! Thank you, Pkshadow.

Firefox wants to download it, which I do not like.

The settings do not seem to allow me this choice for pdf. Other file types work. Try renaming your mimetypes.

Hopefully when that happens, it will default so that PDFs will open in Firefox. See the article Profiles - Where Firefox stores your bookmarks, passwords and other user data for more information, such as where to find the folder when Firefox is not open.

Rename the mimetypes. If it works, you can delete the mimetypes. Also, you are using an outdated version of Firefox current version is Thanks for your input.

I did update to the latest version.

I have a Surface Pro 2 with 8. Firefox does not. That worked! I would never have figured that out.

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Thanks for the help. That was the only sticky point I had with Firefox. Support Forum.

This thread was archived. Please ask a new question if you need help. Chosen solution Hello, Try renaming your mimetypes. To go to your profile folder if Firefox is open: Is it very widespread in your experience? Pkshadow, I'm editing this reply after my problem was solved because I realized that you, too, DID direct me to the solution, but I didn't understand at the time which option to pick under Applications for Portable Document Format.

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Thank you again! Thank you, Pkshadow. I had to use the link for the newer version of Firefox 57 , and I did select the Adobe Acrobat DC default option, but it didn't fix my viewing problem. Thank you, also, jscher I have only been dealing with one site so far.

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It's a Thinkific online course site that I use to create courses, and I have always been able to open and view PDF files on it via Firefox until yesterday. 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!

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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. 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 Mozilla is just totally doomed to bankruptcy IMHO.

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