I have a MS-word document in a library which gets downloaded automatically when I click over it. I am using Google Chrome and Firefox.

It works fine when using Internet Explorer.

How can I avoid this issue in other browsers (Google Chrome and Firefox) while I have "Edit" permission for the documents

Any suggestion / solutions will be appreciated

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    What SharePoint version are you using? What is the behavior when you do it in IE? From my experience, SharePoint doesn't play well with other browsers.
    – Water
    Feb 3, 2015 at 9:03

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It will not work with SP2010 and other browser than IE - just expand the item context menu and click Edit in Excel and you will get the error message (using Chrome/FF).

Example: http://postimg.org/image/zg09pmo23/

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