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titleUsing Firefox
  1. On your computer, open Firefox.
  2. At the top right, click open menu three barsImage Modified
  3. Select Preferences
    Preferences optionImage Modified
  4. Scroll to Applications.
  5. In the Applications tab, type PDF in the search field. 
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  6. For Portable Document Format (PDF) content type in the search result, select Use Adobe Acrobat (in Firefox) from the Action drop-down list. You may need to select Foxit if this application is installed on your computer instead of Adobe Acrobat.
    Use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC optionImage Modified
  7. Restart Firefox.

PDF links will now open directly in your default Windows PDF reader.


titleUsing Internet Explorer
  1. On your computer open Internet Explorer
  2. Select Tools > Manage Add-ons

    Manage add-ons optionsImage Modified

  3. Under Add-on Types, select Toolbars And Extensions

  4. In the Show menu, select All Add-ons.

  5. In the list of add-ons, select Adobe PDF Reader. Note: If you do not see the Adobe PDF Reader add-on, try the other options on the menu. For example, on some systems, the add-on appears when you select Run Without Permission.

  6. Click the Enable or Disable button (it toggles depending on the status of the selected add-on):

    Enable sets the Adobe PDF Reader add-on to open PDFs in the browser.

    Disable turns off the add-on so it does not open PDFs in the browser.