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Re: Firefox and PDF incompatibility

On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 03:22, Merciadri Luca
<Luca.Merciadri@student.ulg.ac.be> wrote:
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> Hi,
> When opening PDFs documents in Firefox (e.g. by clicking on a PDF link
> in a webpage), it sometimes happens to my Firefox to stuck when
> loading the PDF. The PDF seems to be completely downloaded, but does
> not load in the acrobat plug-in. However, Firefox is still stable and
> responds correctly in other tabs.
> It looks like there's some issue with the Firefox-acrobat reader
> plugin. I noticed this on other computers running Linux and Firefox,
> even on different distros and acroread versions.
> I am running Firefox 10.0.1., but have got the same problem on Firefox
> 10.0. I am running acroread 9.0 but tried with other versions as well.
> Thanks for any info.

My first two questions are:
1) Do you really need Adobe Reader features or will Evince or Okular
or similar work for you? Poppler-based PDF readers are really very
good nowadays.

2) Why are you opening in the browser? I have never ever found that to
work well, with any combo of OS, browser and PDF reader. I either
launch the PDF reader as a separate process from the browser, or
save the PDF and then open it. PDF-as-plugin is just plain flaky.

Kelly Clowers

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