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Confluence Option to View PDF instead of download

KP11 Jun 17, 2013

Currently when we click on a pdf link in Confluence/Wiki the PDF gets downloaded. Is there an option to Open directly or view directly? Is it a security issue? Other websites have this option. Can we change Confluence link behavior?

If not, is there a Adobe macro to view instead of download?

Also is it possible to have a dynamic anouncement section on the main dashboard?

we do not want to update the Dashboard page but want announcements viewable in a corner similar to the Activity Macro

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Steffen Heller Jun 17, 2013

In e.g. Firefox it is in the menu: Tools > Options > Application
There you search for the right "Content Type" and choose the appropriate "Action".

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Timothy Chin Community Leader Jun 17, 2013

Currently when we click on a pdf link in Confluence/Wiki the PDF gets downloaded

How a PDF gets viewed is usually determined by the browser.

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HCP Ops Dec 19, 2014

I am upgrading confluence from 5.1 to 5.6.5. On 5.1 version, clicking link to attached PDF file while show the file in browser, but on 5.6.5 it trigger download (test on same browsers, Safari/Firefox/Chrome, on Firefox, for PDF it is set to 'Preview in Firefox')

Check with curl, it show the HTTP header for new version has 'X-Content-Type-Options: no sniff'. Is this the cause? any way to fix/workaround it?

Both HTTP headers have: Content-Type: text/html;charset=UTF-8, which seems wrong.

The content type of attachment is application/pdf on both server. 

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