I think title says it all. The options in the firefox options are to either open in browser, download, or have it open with a program (after downloading to temp). Is there a way that I can make it download and then open the file with acrobat?
I don't know if there is an addon for something like that.
I quickly whipped up a script which might do the job.
I tested it on my PC and it works flawless.
After downloading a PDF file to the User Downloads folder it runs the PDF instantly.
You can Download it from here
This is the code :
Set ob = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") UsrPrfl = ob.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%Userprofile%") Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject") Set fo = fs.GetFolder( UsrPrfl & "\Downloads") Set xt = CreateObject("Scripting.Dictionary") xt.CompareMode = vbTextCompare xt.Add "pdf", True Do WScript.Sleep 50 For Each fl In fo.Files If xt.Exists(fs.GetExtensionName(fl.Name)) And fl.DateLastModified = Now Or fl.DateCreated = Now Then ob.Run fl End If Next Loop
Once you click it, it will loop infinitly.
If you want it to start with windows, then place it in the startup folder.
If you want to stop it manually,
you have to open Task Manager and kill the wscript.exe process at the command line.
Or if you enabled Command Line in View -> Select Columns in Task Manager,
you can kill the process by name.
This script monitors the folder Downloads in your User profile folder,
and runs the pdf after it has been downloaded.
This works only on Windows