We attach a lot of log files (.txt) to our jira issues and when I click on them the browser (Chrome and Firefox) only wants to download the file.
I distinctly remember in older versions of Jira or the browswers where you could open the txt files directly in the browser which is much more convienant.
You may set "Internet Explorer MIME Sniffing Security Hole Workaround Policy" in Administration -> General Configuration to "Work around Internet Explorer security hole" or to "Insecure: inline display of attachments". You probably have this configured as "Secure: forced download of attachments for all browsers" .
But remember that showing some attachments inline (for example flash animations) may open security holes in your instance.
Does this configuration helped?
It's a browser setting, Jira hasn't changed. Firefox still downloads the attachment inline.
Maybe it's your settings and you need to tell Safari that it's a safe file?
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