Re: Opening links to embedded files in Firefox

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Well I use ff 48, and yes, you need to be sure that the programs associated with certain file extensions are set sensibly in windows 10.
I have however more recently found that Firefox attempts this but often ends up with a weird situation where it won't read the file. Saving the file and then using a reader of your choice seems to wrk however, and its not just on windows 10 either. 7 has similar issues on pdf and some other file types.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Cearbhall O'Meadhra" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 11:43 PM
Subject: [nvda] Opening links to embedded files in Firefox


I hope someone can point out what I am not doing right!

I am using Firefox 47.0.1 Windows 10 and NVDA 2016 v2.1.

Lately, I find that I cannot open embedded links that point to a document in
PDF or Word when it is embedded in a report or article in Firefox. I used
to be able to do this before. Can anyone explain what has happened? I think
I read that some web sites need to know what reader tools are available in
the calling browser, is this true?

I find that I do not have this problem in Internet Explorer (v11). There I
have only to press space bar on the link to the file and it opens in Adobe
Acrobat without any problem!

All the best,


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