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I'm back to using Gmail with Firefox and when I click on PDF attachments they are forced open by the Google docs viewer. I would much prefer that it used the default behavior I have set up for Firefox (using Evince and mozplugger).

Is there a way to force gmail to use an alternative to Google docs viewer?

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Unfortunately, Gmail is designed to open such files with Google Docs and there is no way that can stop it from doing this.

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This works for me:

  1. Click Download.

    Download link for a PDF attachment in Gmail

  2. If prompted, choose to open the PDF in Evince.

    Open with Document Viewer

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