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On Ubuntu, Firefox does not open PDFs. Instead, it downloads them and they open in Evince. Is there any way to make Windows behave the same way (for any browser: I use a bunch of different ones on Windows)? I prefer to have PDFs in a separate window. (Unless, perhaps, someone is sticking a PDF in a HTML frame or iframe, but that's rare.)

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Why not just pick a browser and use the search: Firefox, Chrome, ...? "Any" browser is not helpful here, in my opinion. – Arjan Dec 9 '10 at 15:48

If you use Adobe Reader, then open Edit->Preferences, select category Internet and uncheck Display PDF in browser

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Disable the feature in your PDF viewing program. For Adobe Reader, uncheck the "Display PDF in browser" box in the Internet category. Other readers will have a similar option.

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Tried this. It's not working for Firefox or Opera. I don't know whether I have any other PDF readers installed as browser plugins. I don't think so. – TRiG Dec 9 '10 at 16:55
That should work. When it doesn't then you might also need to disable the plugin in the browser too. For each browser this is slightly different. Firefox: Plugins can be disabled from the Add Ons dialog. Chrome: open up the chrome://plugins link in your browser and disable the PDF plugin. Internet Explorer: Open the "Manage Add-Ons" dialog from the Tools menu. – afrazier Dec 9 '10 at 17:37

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