- by Ory Band, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5EDIT: Developer replied, I might be doing something wrong. Will wait for Firefox 78 to see if this is fixed.
Original review: Doesn't open Gmail PDFs. Just re-opens "preview in Firefox" pop-up over and over again. Doesn't work.
Developer responseposted 2 years agoWorks for me when I open the attachment in a new tab (e.g. via the contextmenu).
Do you have any other extensions or special configuration that may affect Gmail or PDFs?
And since you're mentioning PDF files: Firefox 78 has a new option in the download dialog to view PDF files directly in the browser. It looks like this: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=773942#c28
EDIT: To clarify, my comment about Firefox 78 is independent of your original review. If the extension doesn't work, open a bug report on Github or send me an email. I pointed to the upcoming new feature of Firefox, in case you only installed this extension to open PDF files directly in the browser (and no other file types). If that is the case, then you don't need the extension any more in Firefox 78+ because of the built-in functionality.
- by the21st, 2 years agoRated 2 out of 5Why does this addon need my browsing history?
Developer responseposted 2 years agoThe need for permissions is explained here: https://github.com/Rob--W/open-in-browser/issues/62
Side note: browsing history is a relatively harmless permission. You should be much more concerned when an add-on asks for "Access your data for all websites".
- by grahamperrin, 2 years agoRated 5 out of 5Five stars for legacy version 1.18 – tested OK with Waterfox Classic with the URLs below, which were problematic with alternative extensions:
I assume that version 2.9 for Firefox Quantum is equally good.
My previous review:
- by piecevcake, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5Works for PDF, jpg/png files not recognised by ff because of some misdescription of the link in the web site.
DOES NOT OPEN csv, doc* or xls* files- the dialog opens, server sent MIME and MIME from file extension both just open FF open with external editor dialog! Text, html , web open gobbledegook.
Marked down for wasting half a day figuring this out trying to figure out the teeny "other" dropdown menu which shows the beginning of lines (in the empty dialog spanning 2 monitors+) then snaps shut when you even try to screenshot it (hint-zoom page to max shows more of the lines width). If your addon doesn't do something, TELL US. If it does, instructions? or better still can dev set it up properly please (cf docs online viewer addon which DOES preview office docs in the browser when clicked.)
Dialog really does disappear if you tick "do this automatically" box. To restore dialog, Tools>open in browser>prefs, click "default" for the filetype.
Click "open in firefox" option to access "open with external app" dialog or open html link in ff.
Dialog expands wider than 3 monitors. notified dev, not fixed after a year. 6/6/2020.