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Can't get this to work in Firefox
travelin cat

 3:01 pm on Aug 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

When I open a pdf in Safari and IE, the plug in loads the page in to a browser window without launching Adobe Reader. But in Firefox, Reader has to launch and the pdf is downloaded in to my download folder.

Is there any way to make the plug in work in Firefox?

Thanks in advance....



 9:22 pm on Aug 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Here's a handy extension for Firefox that lets you do that, and even allows you to view the pdf as HTML. I don't happen to use it that much, but I'm glad I have it when I do.



 9:23 pm on Aug 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Tools > Options > Downloads > View and Edit Actions ...

travelin cat

 10:02 pm on Aug 31, 2006 (gmt 0)


Thanks I'll look in to that...


on a Mac, there is no Options sub menu under the Tools Menu


 5:11 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hmmm. I would have thought the interface might be the same. Which version of FireFox? Recent?

travelin cat

 6:40 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

It's 1.5.06, I believe it is the latest...

travelin cat

 6:48 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ok, I found the View and Edit Actions, for future reference, it is under Preferences>Downloads.

The problem is when I ask it to change actions for the pdf, the option for "use this plugin" is greyed out and it says none available.

Interesting, I would have thought that Adobe would have created a plug in for Firefox, like the ones for IE, Safari and Opera...

travelin cat

 8:01 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)


According to Adobe, Gecko based browsers can not use their plug in. They suggested to download PDF Browser Plugin 2.2.3

It works like a charm, pdfs open quickly in the browser window... no more launching Reader.


 8:28 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

travel cat -- the plugin you mention appears to be only for Macs. Do they recommend anything for Windows?

travelin cat

 11:43 pm on Sep 1, 2006 (gmt 0)


according to this page:


The plug in is not supported for Mac OSX. and the details link is how I found the answer.

This page says that Windows is supported. So I guess you just need to download the plug in.

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