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    Opening PDFs

    In some cases I notice that when clicking on a link to a PDF file IE only offers the option to save the file rather than open it. Is there some way to turn that feature off or add the option to Open?

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    What pdf reader are you using? I would think these options would be a part of the app you are using to open pdf files. I use PDF XChange-Viewer and like it a lot.
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    Adobe Reader latest version. I fail to see how the PDF reader causes this as it pops up before the download has started. It seems to me that it is a property of IE itself.

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    Which version of IE?

    Does the link show that the site directly serves a .pdf, or does the site push the PDF through a script (e.g., .aspx, .php)?

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    It may depend on the site. A site can force you to download the file.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    A site can force you to download the file.
    That's true, but it's very rare for IE not to offer both choices: Save or Open a file.

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    It must be that it is a property of the site itself.

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