[OS X TeX] pdf in Firefox

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Sun Jan 21 13:25:17 EST 2007

Le 21 janv. 07 à 18:39, Roussanka Loukanova a écrit :

> In Firefox, I would like to get pdf files from Internet, or local  
> addresses opened, e.g. with Preview, without having been saved on  
> the computer (unless I Save them intentionally, after viewing). [...]
> Upon selecting a link for a pdf file, Firefox asks for  
> confirmation, and only if I confirm, *saves* it on the Desktop  
> (which is my default save location) and then automatically opens it  
> in Preview. Instead of just opening as Safari does.
> There is no difference, if Abode Reader is my preview program  
> instead of Preview.

Firefox includes by default no plugin for PDF viewing. The Plug-in  
AdobePDFViewer.plugin installed by Adobe Reader (depending on what  
you select in Reader's Preferences > Internet) in "/Library/Internet  
Plug-Ins" does not seem to be seen by Firefox.

Two possibilities:

- The PDF Download extension <http://www.pdfdownload.org/> seems to  
allow Firefox to relate to an already installed PDF viewer plugin.  
The screenshots page contain an OS X Tiger section.

- The PDF Browser Plugin <http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/> from  
Schubert|it is an alternative PDF viewer plugin, free for home or  
educational user for non-profit activities, shareware otherwise.  
Personally I prefer it to Reader's plugin; I used it before Safari  
included built-in PDF viewing ability.

It seems the OS X screenshots for Firefox's PDF Download extension  
indicate use of the PDF Browser Plugin.

Hope this helps,

Brunon Voisin

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