When Firefox is set as the default PDF viewer and you download a PDF file in Firefox and save it to your computer, you can use a different application to view those PDF files by following these steps:
If you want Firefox to always ask you what to do with PDF files, follow the above steps to change the action for the Portable Document Format (PDF) entry, except select Always ask from the drop-down menu. The next time you click on a link to download a PDF file, Firefox will show you a prompt asking what to do with the file. You can then choose to open it with Firefox's built-in PDF viewer, open it with a different PDF application, or you can choose to save the file.
Some PDF files have interactive fields to fill in data (such as on forms). Using Firefox's built-in PDF viewer you can fill out fields such as text, check boxes, and radio buttons. After entering data into these fields you can download the file to have the filled-out version saved to your computer.
Adobe Acrobat Reader, sometimes called Adobe Reader, is software that you can download onto your computer for free in order to view and print PDFs. Most computers can open PDFs even without Adobe Reader, but Adobe Reader gives us the printer setting controls we need to print our PDFs accurately (see next section).
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PDF reader has been disabled in Microsoft EdgeIf you want to open the file instead of downloading it:1. Go to Settings > Site Permissions > PDF Documents.2. Turn off Always open PDF files externally and refresh this page.
@chadbarber71 I had this issue with Chrome, but instead of making Chrome the default viewer there is an option to tell the browser to automatically view PDFs instead of downloading them. I didn't have to make Chrome the default viewer for PDFs, but just went into the browser settings and changed it to automatically view. I'm sure Edge has the same option without making it the default viewer for PDFs. I don't know the actual setting since I don't use Edge, but you can probably google it.
When browsing to a internet link that having PDF download. It cannot open as usual. It show error "couldn't open PDF, something's keeping this PDF from opening". But I.E. and Chrome can open this link with the PDF embedded in the browser. The problem is only happen in Edge!
One thing not try is completely remote Edge, Reboot and reinstall Edge. But I have no procedure on this reinstalling Edge. Anyone have this instruction for reinstalling Edge browser in Window 10 build 10.0.16299.15. It is Sep 2017 download build.
Browse to the page you want to download. Make sure you have Desktop view selected. Mobile devices which default to the Mobile view do not display the required options; to switch to Desktop view, scroll to the bottom of the page and select Desktop.
In the left sidebar, under Print/export select Download as PDF. The rendering engine starts and a dialog appears to show the rendering progress. When rendering is complete, the dialog shows "The document file has been generated. Download the file to your computer." Click the download link to open the PDF in your selected PDF viewer.
What happens is a new tab is opened with the file URL and the downloads modal opens with a file named get-user-role-file.json and a message says "Couldn't download - Something went wrong...". In the network tab of the dev tools the call returns OK 200 and no error but also no response (Failed to load response data: No resource with given identifier found). 2b1af7f3a8