Re: Firefox and PDF incompatibility
On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 12:01:57 -0500, Tony Baldwin wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 07:59:49AM -0800, Kelly Clowers wrote:
>> 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
> This is my recommendation.
> acroread is non-free.
> Install evince or xpdf, and tell ICEWEASEL to use that.
> Works great here.
+1 for Evince (never tried xpdf).
I'm not having any bloated proprietary crapware Ad*be Acr*bat here, thank
you very much. Nor any G**gle Chr*me.