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Firefox not opening files, straight to download


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jazzman

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I love my Firefox browser but last week it started "saving to file" files that used to open in the browser. (ie...PDF files, Wav files..etc)

I checked the Options in Tools and it shows that all the files are enabled to open in the browser yet it is not happening?

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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I really liked fire fox and i was having the same problem as you. On some sights it gave me things to download because it recognized it as a netscape! So know im back on to inernet explorer and i hate it.... :tazz:
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I checked the Options in Tools and it shows that all the files are enabled to open in the browser yet it is not happening?

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I take it that you mean you checked Tools>Options>Downloads and found under "File Types" all the files listed with an associated application to use to open them? And you clicked on each file and then clicked on the button "Change Action..." to make sure each was selected to be used as the default app to open file type? A PDF file will open in the default application. , for example, so make sure this app can be loaded ok.

Only a few extensions will open in the browsers and then only if selected to do so in some cases.

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