Firefox configuration

I’ve been bugged that I can’t configure firefox–it won’t let me control which applications are used to open which kinds of files. I do not want pdf files to be viewed inside the browser window. It makes me feel cramped.
While reading the fedora list today, Aaron Konstam, a name which seems familiar to me somehow, posted a great tip.

“But to do what you want got to: about:config
Change:
browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions to false

The in: Edit->Preferences->Content->Manage you can make firefox any
program you want to open pdf files.”

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Paul E. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He is an avid Linux User, an adequate system administrator and C programmer, and humility is one of his greatest strengths.
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