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Re: PDF files in firefox



On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 21:08 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> 
> >> >> Is there any way to get firefox to use xpdf
> >> >> to read PDF files, rather than Adobe Acroread?
> >> > 
> >> > Yes. First, uninstall the acrobat plugin. Then, it basically takes care
> >> > of itself.
> >> 
> >> Where exactly is the acrobat plugin stored?
> >> There doesn't seem to be anything relevant in .mozilla/plugins/ .
> >> 
> > It an be in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins or /usr/lib/firefox../plugins
> > 
> > But to do what you want got to: about:config
> > Change:
> > browser.download.hide_plugins_without_extensions to false
> > 
> > The in: Edit->Preferences->Content->Manage you can make firefox any
> > program you want to open pdf files.
> 
> Thanks for the advice.
> I didn't find anything about PDF in any of the plugin directories.
> I made the change you suggest with about:config
> (and restarted firefox) but again found nothing relevant
> in Preferences=>Content=>Manage.
> 
> I'm not sure now where I had the problem, 
> but I'll let you know how I get on ...

Ok , let me expalin. One  the lines in the widow says PDF Documents and it 
says it is handled by mozplugger probably.
Hit change action and say you want it to be handled by xpdf and that's
it.

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