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Re: Firefox and PDF incompatibility

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Kelly Clowers <kelly.clowers@gmail.com> writes:

> 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.
Generally, another would suffice, yes.

> 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.
Okay. But that's a pity anyway.

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