instead of displaying in web browser or opening in a new tab Under “PDF Documents," check the box next to "Open PDF files in the default. Target _blank will force the browser to open it in a new window There is no way to force a user's browser to open a PDF file in a new tab. Depending on the. Steps: I want to execute a method that should go to the server, take the PDF and open it on a new Tab, I was trying with these but is not working: Controller.

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This problem has been posted before. The fix was to hold the left mouse button and drag the file up to the tabs option does not work. By default, most downloaded PDF files open in the Internet browser currently in use, download PDF files automatically, rather than open in a new tab. Microsoft Edge does not download PDF files by default and this setting. I have a quick question, I have my javaScript code setup where it downloads any ".pdf" files that I have on my JavaScript table. How do I make it.

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 Also, you are using an outdated version of Firefox current version is Thanks for your input.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. 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: Go to your Troubleshooting page, either: This article answers that question. Prerequisites Since the visitor did not specify which web editor he was using, I will assume here that he is working directly in HTML.

Note that this does not mean you cannot follow this tutorial if you use a visual web editor , or if your website uses some sort of blogging software. It merely means that you will need to somehow access the HTML code of your page so that you can modify it.

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Most web editors and blogging software allow you to do this. However, I suspect virtually nobody uses those, so don't worry if you don't understand what I just said in this paragraph.

It Doesn't Have the Benefit You Think It Confers I know that some new webmasters seem to have got the impression that causing external links to open in a new window helps to keep people from leaving your website.

This is an erroneous assumption. If someone clicks on a link and wants to return to your site, they will simply hit the Back button on their browser.

Reset the Display PDF In Browser preference (Acrobat/Reader X or earlier)

Most people, even non-computer-geeks, learn this feature of their browser within a short time of discovering the Internet. The power users learn, in addition, how to right click a link and select "Open in a new tab" or window when they need a link to be displayed in a separate tab or window.

When you create links that open in a new window, you are actually preventing newcomers from returning to your website. You may think that they will know how to simply switch back to the original window.


My experience with such people suggests otherwise; they are stymied by the Back button not working, and are not even aware that they are looking at a new tab or window. When they can't figure out how to solve the problem, they will give up and move on to other things. The situation is not better with experienced users.

While they can figure out that they are looking at a new tab or window, and can switch back, they tend to get very irritated at your site for opening windows without their permission. After all, they are power users: if they wanted to open a new window, they will open it themselves; they don't want you to do it without their consent.

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It's worse if all your links open in new windows leading to the comedic situation described in my article about usability mistakes made by amateur webmasters. This not only thwarts your attempt to keep visitors at your site if that's your purpose , it's also a potential danger to them.At least in Chrome.

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