can't open files without saving them?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sk24iam, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. sk24iam macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    #1
    Anytime I view a pdf file on a PC from the internet, I can choose to open it without saving it. With my macbook pro, I am only prompted to save it. Then I can open it. Is there any way to view/open a file frrom the web without having to save it first on a mac?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #2
    If you use Safari, you can view PDF files inside Safari without downloading them, but I guess (as in not know), that you use Firefox, Opera or Chrome or some other browser?
     
  3. sk24iam thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #4
    Then clicking on a PDF file does not give you this dialog then?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. sk24iam thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    #5
    My mistake, I meant to say I am having this issue with MS word documents.
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando
    #6
    Then you cannot do that on your Windows PC either. They must be downloaded to your computer and opened in a program that is able to read them.

    jW
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #7
    Does that mean, you don't get to see this dialog?
    [​IMG]
     
  8. sk24iam thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    #8
    Here is an example of what I see when I try to open a word document...
    [​IMG]
     
  9. simsaladimbamba, Mar 19, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012

    simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #9
    I guess you already looked here? It does not seem possible to view .docx files in Firefox under Mac OS X at the moment.
    Maybe you just have to live with it or find something else.
     
  10. Damilola macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    #10
    How do you get to see that?
     
  11. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #11
    When using Firefox and clicking on a link for a file, that can be downloaded.
     
  12. arinbasu macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2012
    #12
    Add on to view pdf on Opera for Mac

    I just downloaded and installed this add on "documents-prevew" and it seems to work well, particularly with google scholar. It opens the pdf in google docs

    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/documents-preview/

    I find this more convenient than opening the pdf natively in browser, but your preference may vary.

    Arin Basu
     

Share This Page