@donk, @segros: I had seen one of the threads but as in my case the files are local files on my PC I hoped someone had written a suitable extension -- it can't be so difficult to add an entry to the context menu of links which strips the "file:///" and then calls "start path/to/xyz.pdf".
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RE: How to open pdf files in an external viewerOpera for Windows
How to open pdf files in an external viewerOpera for Windows
I have a lot of documentation on my pc that is hyperlinked in html files. I want to open this documentation in an external pdf viewer - the plug-ins simply don't offer the tools I need to search in the documentations, they have a tendency to hang, also it gets too confusing when the browser has all sorts of tabs for the pdf-files beside normal website tabs.
With the older opera it was no problem to tell opera to use an external pdf viewer, but with opera 26 the best I could manage was to disable the plug-ins, so that the file is downloaded and then to double click on the entry in the download folder - but this leads to all sorts of doublettes in the download folder - in two days I already managed to have five version of the same file in this folder. Also this solution clashes with my wish to choose the download folder before a download.
So I'm currently very unhappy with my workflow. Isn't there any way to tell opera to open a pdf in an external viewer of my choice?