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My May ‘23 in Review
May is over, June has already started, so here is my short review of the past month.
Google Bard or BingGPT are actually quite useful to answer simple questions without having to scroll through many pages of clickbait and AI-generated babble blogposts. I’m currently preparing for the AWS exam (I finally signed up!) and Google Bard explained the differences between Cognito User Pools and Cognito Identity Pools in a simple and understandable way. Even with a tabular overview and examples how to use both services. Now my knowledge is refreshed again. 😄
What’s going on?
This post is meant for a little reflection because I’ve noticed a few things that I can’t quite place.
My April ‘23 in Review
I almost forgot this monthly review, although it should actually be a routine after more than two years. But so much exciting has not happened this month…
Viewing PDFs in Firefox works again
A few months ago I complained about Firefox not being able to open PDFs without downloading them. Recently, I also wanted to start developing a custom Firefox addon to fix this behavior.
So what happened? I noticed that it didn’t happen on my work computer. Very strange…
I dug into the settings and found that on my work computer, Firefox was configured to open PDFs in Firefox, while on my home computer, it was configured to ask where to open them first. Changing it to “Open in Firefox” seems to work without downloading the PDF and saving it to the Downloads folder first. This was definitely not the case last year.
Searching online, I also found another hidden preference
browser.download.open_pdf_attachments_inline. I guess it’s for when the HTTP response header
attachment. So if you enable it, it should also open those PDFs that are configured to be downloaded without downloading them.
Maybe the behavior changed when Firefox added the feature to open PDFs in the browser without downloading on Android?
At least I’m happy again. 😄