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pdf download vs. open

  • On Safari, when I am at a website and click on a pdf, it opens up a preview for me to review its contents. I can finish my reading of it then and there, or decide to download it, a separate process.

    So far, on Opera if I click on a pdf icon, it downloads the file immediately.

    Is there a way to change this behavior?

  • Hi, which version of Opera are you using? All newer versions of Opera open PDFs in-browser.

  • 24.0, which seems to be newer. Is there any Preference that is associated with this behavior?

  • 24.0, which seems to be newer. Is there any Preference that is associated with this behavior?

    I guess you're using an older version of OS X, since otherwise you would have been auto-updated already - the newest version of Opera is 29.

    If you're actually using OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer, download the newest version of Opera at http://www.opera.com (you can check by clicking  -> About This Mac in the menu).

    If you're using OS X 10.6, the most recent version you'll be able to run is Opera 25, which includes the PDF viewer. You can download Opera 25 from here: http://www.opera.com/download/guide/?os=mac&ver=25.0.1614.71&local=y .

  • Thanks. Yes I do still run Snow Leopard, so I went with the 25.0, as you recommended, which indeed did the trick. Thanks, Avi, you really know your stuff.

    When I go to the About window, it now reads:

    25.0.1614.71 - Opera is up to date

    However, I definitely recall the old 24.0 (and change) line also ending with the assurance "- Opera is up to date," which was obviously untrue. If not for that, I would have been savvy enough myself to have checked for the latest update my system could handle, and would never have brought my inquiry up here.

    If that was a bug, or just semantic sloppiness, I do hope it has been fixed. Thanks again.

  • a bug, or just semantic sloppiness, I do hope it has been fixed. Thanks again.

    It's due to some limitations in our update system :/. Fortunately the amount of users on 10.6 using O24 is very low, so there shouldn't be too many people running into this.