The Quick Base Community will be read-only from August 19th-23rd while we finalize the updates to launch our new community site. On August 23rd the new community site will be live and accessible right here at this same URL with the full launch on August 27th with a special AMA with Jay Jamison on our exciting Cloudpipes news.
If you run into an issue while we are working on our migration you can reach out to our Care team via a Care case for help. There is a link to submit a case right on the Community home page or at our Contact Us page at www.quickbase.com. Thank you for your patience while we work behind the scenes.
What type of file is this? PDF? If so, here is some info. If not follow similar steps in Chrome below and pick a different type of file under "Content Settings" and there should be a similar option to change.
What browser are you using? In Chrome there is a setting under Settings > Advanced > Privacy and Security > Content Settings >> Then scroll down to "PDF Documents" and set "Download pdf files instead of automatically opening them" to off. That should just open it in the browser automatically as a temporary file.
Microsoft Edge does not download PDFs automatically and it looks like it just opens them as a temp file.
Firefox has a setting for this too but I'm not sure where it is.
If the file is local and the information inside it does not depend on QuickBase(it never changes and does not need to be updated) then the quickest thing to do might be to have a shortcut on the desktop to the file or the folder the file is in. Hard to say without knowing the exact workflow here.