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  1.    05 Mar 2016 #1

    PDF Display in browser vs downloading to view


    This may be a dumb question involving something something obvious but I have to ask.
    I have a small Apache web server which hosts a few websites. The system runs on Windows 10 Pro OS. The previous system ran on Windows 7 Pro. It was upgraded to WIndows 10 Pro about 4 months ago. After the upgrade to Win10, someone noticed that pdf files hosted on the websites were no longer opening in browsers but were being downloaded instead.

    This isn't a huge issue but in cases where the pdf is large it slows down the opening time significantly and is why I had hard-coded into the sites to open the documents in the browser data stream rather than downloading them.
    As I do not know what caused this, I have not been able to find a way to get it to work again. Is the change due to the way Windows 10 interprets things or do I need to update the Apache version or something else entirely.
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  2. Joined : Mar 2015
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       05 Mar 2016 #2

    What browser are they using? Opening a PDF directly in the browser depends on if the browser has that function built-in or was relying on an extension from say Adobe.
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  3. Joined : Dec 2013
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       05 Mar 2016 #3

    I'm guessing its Edge doing it, as its the default viewer for PDF files in Windows 10. It likely took over after you upgraded to Windows 10. I prefer the Reader App myself. I don't use Edge myself so I don't know where you look for those settings.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
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       05 Mar 2016 #4

    Here it is.. Settings -> Default Apps -> Choose default apps by file type..
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  5. Joined : Dec 2013
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       05 Mar 2016 #5

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Here it is.. Settings -> Default Apps -> Choose default apps by file type..
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    Those I know, thanks for posting them, I probably should have posted them myself. My train of thought was, maybe there are some settings in Edge itself that could be, or should be changed, to change its behavior.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
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       05 Mar 2016 #6

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Those I know, thanks for posting them, I probably should have posted them myself. My train of thought was, maybe there are some settings in Edge itself that could be, or should be changed, to change its behavior.
    Just helping out.,.
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  7. Joined : Dec 2013
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       05 Mar 2016 #7

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Just helping out.,.
    And doing a very good job of it.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2014
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       05 Mar 2016 #8

    How about looking at the extensions defaults and see where it's defaulting. I use Foxit Reader, so mine is there.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2014
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       05 Mar 2016 #9

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    How about looking at the extensions defaults and see where it's defaulting. I use Foxit Reader, so mine is there.
    Same thing.. different location that's all. And it's about time to start to use
    the settings so users get used to it, the control panel will go away some time.
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  10. Joined : Dec 2013
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       05 Mar 2016 #10

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Same thing.. different location that's all. And it's about time to start to use
    the settings so users get used to it, the control panel will go away some time.
    Not to get off topic, but I wish they'd just get at it and move everything over to settings already. These days I open settings first, then if I can't find what I want I go to control panel. Makes it easier (for me anyway) to remember what is where in settings. The more I use it the easier it gets to find stuff. No sense waiting till the last second to start using it.
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