Salesforce File Type Security – Change PDF Behaviour To Download or Open In Browser

I learned something today I probably should have already known.  We have a number of PDF reports that used to download when the links were clicked, but were now opening up in the browser.  I started playing with the VF Page to alter this behaviour but soon discovered there’s actually a Salesforce setting that controls how different file types are handled.

Navigate to Administration Setup > Security Controls > File Upload and Download Security to access the following page:

Hopefully this saves you a bit of time in a similar situation!

Author: Matt

Matthew is a highly accomplished and award-winning programmer who is well versed in a variety of the hottest technologies powering today's most successful companies. With 11+ years of experience, Matthew has done it all: from the most rudimentary tasks to complex implementations of entire applications, CRMs, and pieces thereof. Today he spends his time mastering salesforce.com administration, development, and implementation as he mediates between stakeholders and project owners to successfully interface a complex company in a complex industry.

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