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Re: firefox



On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 13:38 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-05-21 at 19:00 +0100, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Thursday 21 May 2009 13:36:10 Mike Burger wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 21 May 2009, Patrick Dupre wrote:
> > > >> Hello,
> > > >>
> > > >> 90% of the time when I open a pdf file from firefox the document
> > > >> does not appear in the right window (I mean not in the firefox window,
> > > >> but
> > > >> in side any window), ie that I do not have any control
> > > >> on the document position !!
> > > >> How can it be fixed ?
> > > >
> > > > In fact the problem comes from evince
> > >
> > > My understanding is that evince does not operate as a plugin, as the Adobe
> > > Acrobat reader can/does (at least, under Windows).
> > >
> > > If you can find a PDF reader that can act as a plugin to firefox, under
> > > Linux, you should be able to accomplish what you want to do.
> > >
> > Okular is a multi-format reader and works as a plugin.  It is a kde 
> > application, so will require some libraries.
> 
> I use Okular, but it doesn't embed the doc in a FF tab. It opens a new
> tab (my FF is set to open new pages in a separate tab) and then displays
> the doc in its own window outside FF. The new tab is empty and useless.
> I don't know if any of this is configurable.
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My experience with Adobe_Reader_enu suggests that this is preferred
behavior because it operates in its own memory space instead of within
Firefox which has been problematic. I have been known to install
Adobe_Reader and remove the FF plugin just to get that behavior.

Craig


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