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Firefox for Android needs to allow user to choose how to handle files but default

Hello, This recent update in how PDFs are handled is really poor. The responses to the effects of the update seem really arrogant. No, your PDF viewer is not better th… (read more)

Hello,

This recent update in how PDFs are handled is really poor. The responses to the effects of the update seem really arrogant.

No, your PDF viewer is not better than Adobe reader. Even if it was, I want the choice to download directly to my preferred app, even if you think it sucks. I thought Mozilla was all about choice? That's why I thought I donated monthly. I want control over the software I use. It's been a pattern with Mozilla, for example, removing about:config for people who don't want dev builds.

Just like desktop Firefox, I want to choose how to handle files and choose how my software works:

View in FF Download to disk Open in an App

No, i don't want to go the FF version first.

It's seems odd that I'm even explaining this. Please revert this change, it's bad for so many reasons. Please also consider why the culture at Mozilla is giving users less control, not more.

Asked by chris312 5 days ago

About "save as pdf "

The page ,which is saved as pdf doesn't contain title , and cannot read before it is renamed. The second thing is that the page has unnecessary headers and footers. Pleas… (read more)

The page ,which is saved as pdf doesn't contain title , and cannot read before it is renamed. The second thing is that the page has unnecessary headers and footers. Please remove these. Thank you.

Asked by Svdubey 3 weeks ago

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Downloading PDF files.

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person … (read more)

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person who asked a similar question and was told to use the "Share" option and then "Save as PDF" - this doesn't work. Another advise given was long-pressing on the PDF link and choosing to save target - it won't work when I am pasting the pdf link into the address bar, which is how I do it primarily. I'm stuck using the Open in External App, which opens the pdf in Google drive, then having the option of saving the file. So many unnecessary steps. Please fix.

Asked by dlukian 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

Downloads

Dear firefox team I can not download anything on my tablad. If I try do download a file (PDF) from my Study programm it opens automatically in the firefox browser. I do… (read more)

Dear firefox team

I can not download anything on my tablad. If I try do download a file (PDF) from my Study programm it opens automatically in the firefox browser. I do not have the option to open the files with a different App (eg. Samsung notes) and if I click on Downloads, it says there are no downlads existing even thou its opend in the browser. 2 months ago it worked fine and and I uninstall the App, put all Settings back to the orgininal and it still does not work. Please help.

Thanks for your help. Livia

Asked by livia-strauss 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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PDF Download

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am no… (read more)

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am not able to download any pdf, instead it keeps opening up the pdf in another tab which is not what I'm trying to do. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Shamil 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

download any webpage as PDF for offline sharing

How can download any webpage as PDF for offline sharing in new updates. In earlier version I could do it from: tools-save as PDF. But now the save as PDF does not work. … (read more)

How can download any webpage as PDF for offline sharing in new updates. In earlier version I could do it from: tools-save as PDF. But now the save as PDF does not work.

Please solve the issue.

Asked by nasim091403 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Download embedded PDFs

How do I download embedded pdfs. Example - Sample embedded PDF link Select any Paper and Module from dropdowns. Embedded PDF will be loaded. How to download from here? … (read more)

How do I download embedded pdfs. Example - Sample embedded PDF link

Select any Paper and Module from dropdowns. Embedded PDF will be loaded. How to download from here?

Asked by Pankaj Soni 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

open PDF links in external app

Hi Anyone know how I can change the default PDF viewing options in Firefox Android? Currently PDFs open by default within Firefox. Even though it's generating a dialogu… (read more)

Hi

Anyone know how I can change the default PDF viewing options in Firefox Android?

Currently PDFs open by default within Firefox. Even though it's generating a dialogue asking to open in an external app.

Please help

Asked by ensta 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

the latest Firefox for Android can't download web links to pdf files any more

Hi I just noticed that the latest Firefox (version 111) for Android can't download web links pointing to pdf files any more. From the release notes, I find "You can now … (read more)

Hi I just noticed that the latest Firefox (version 111) for Android can't download web links pointing to pdf files any more. From the release notes, I find "You can now view PDF documents as you browse, no need to download them and open external applications anymore". This is horrible, in most time, I do want to download pdf files to my device, so I can view/edit them locally later. Plus, when the network is rate limited, the Firefox browser display nothing and seems to be frozen until the pdf file is fully received by Firefox browser which is horrible user experience. While in normal download, at least I can see the download progress and be aware if the download is interrupted or whatnot. Please revert back this "enhancement", or if you want to keep this enhancement because some other people want it, at least please provide an option on the Firefox for Android to disable it (which would be more fair to everyone). Before you fix it, I had to uninstall the latst Firefox and use the old version for the time being. thanks

Asked by burgking16 2 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 months ago

pdf download

For years, whenever I downloaded a pdf on my phone (Motorola droid), it opened in the Adobe pdf reader app. But around a month ago it stopped doing that. Instead it opens… (read more)

For years, whenever I downloaded a pdf on my phone (Motorola droid), it opened in the Adobe pdf reader app. But around a month ago it stopped doing that. Instead it opens the pdf in its own url in Firefox. This is very frustrating as I cant do much of anything with the pdf there (especially search it). I've looked all over my phone for ways to change the settings back to the way they were before but I can't find anything. I've tried searching the support site but the only answers involve the browser on PC, not phone. Do you know how to make it so downloading a pdf automatically opens it in the Adobe app? Thanks.

Asked by coolislandsong24 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

PDF View In App Android

With the new update, Firefox opens up PDFs before downloading them. I get you can go to the new tab, hit the share button, and select "download as PDF" but I don't like t… (read more)

With the new update, Firefox opens up PDFs before downloading them. I get you can go to the new tab, hit the share button, and select "download as PDF" but I don't like that approach. How do I turn this off? I want to just be able to download the PDF not have to go to an extra tab to do so.

Asked by kemmyherman 2 months ago

FFa displays but will not download PDF files.

Firefox on Android will not download PDF files from anywhere, not even on elifesciences.org, why? 111.0 (Build #2015937963), bea7a8bbf0+ GV: 111.0-20230309232128 AS: 96.… (read more)

Firefox on Android will not download PDF files from anywhere, not even on elifesciences.org, why?

111.0 (Build #2015937963), bea7a8bbf0+ GV: 111.0-20230309232128 AS: 96.4.0

Asked by zefnovvak 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

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Download PDF Without Opening in New Tab

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the G… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the Google Chrome app to make it download properly. How do I fix this?

Asked by tjlford 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

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How to download (not view) a pdf-file ?

Android 13 / Firefox 111.1.0 Since a short while it seems that Firefox for Android opens pdf-files directly in the browser instead of offering the download option (as it… (read more)

Android 13 / Firefox 111.1.0

Since a short while it seems that Firefox for Android opens pdf-files directly in the browser instead of offering the download option (as it used to be). My Samsung Tab6 Light shows the pdf in compressed fonts, thus it is mostly unreadable. How can I download the pdf instead of viewing it? Or: How can I download the pdf to save it on my device? If I tap the opened pdf a function 'Share' is offered, but then when I try to share via Email nothing is shared!??

Thank you kindly for any support in this. Ueli (Switzerland)

Asked by UeliF 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

Viewing pdf files in Firefox 111

With the new viewing pdf files in Firefox 111 I cannot download the file to downloads to save it. Can Firefox be modified to allow the option to either view the pdf file… (read more)

With the new viewing pdf files in Firefox 111 I cannot download the file to downloads to save it. Can Firefox be modified to allow the option to either view the pdf file or download the file to downloads?

Asked by cberkey9 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago