Opening PDF in SharePoint 2010, save first?

When I installed SharePoint 2010 and the PDF iFilter an try to open a PDF file it prompts you to save it rather than opening:

This is really annoying, but there is a solution for this issue. Open the Central Admin and click ‘Manage Web Applications’. Select the web application and go to the General Settings:

Scroll down the list until you reach ‘Browser File Handling’, change the radio box from Strict to Permissive.

Now it is possible to just open and read the PDF documents in the SharePoint 2010 environment.

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