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Didier Spaier 02-20-2013 04:29 AM

[ANN] New in Firefox 19: a buit-in PDF viewer
 
Just in case you didn't notice, Pat released this version recently for Slackware 14.

Waiting for the mirrors to sync ;)

Alien Bob 02-20-2013 04:53 AM

I wrote this five months ago in the SlackDocs wiki... http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sof...fox_pdf_viewer . You mean it has been enabled by default now? Can not check yet, not at home currently.

Eric

Didier Spaier 02-20-2013 04:57 AM

Can't check either ATM as my usual mirror didn't sync yet. Just saw the announce on phoronix.com then on this page.

willysr 02-20-2013 07:01 AM

Yes, it's enabled by default now :)

irgunII 02-20-2013 07:16 AM

Meh...just makes it closer and closer to a monstrosity trying to 'do it all'. Nothing, has ever worked well that tries to 'do it all'. Ever. I'll stick with SeaMonkey (which isn't really far behind) until I find something smaller and better again.

ponce 02-20-2013 07:22 AM

they just included an extension enabled by default, you can disable it if you prefer to use another helper...

for me it's a good thing, as I have one thing less to set up. ;)

hf2046 02-20-2013 10:15 AM

I like the PDF viewer. Much more convenient than having to go through multiple steps to see it. Chrome has had it for a while and I'm glad Firefox has caught up.

stormtracknole 02-20-2013 10:30 AM

One mozilla project that I'm also paying attention to is shumway. It's supposed to be a built-in flash replacement.

Bazzaah 02-20-2013 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stormtracknole (Post 4896033)
One mozilla project that I'm also paying attention to is shumway. It's supposed to be a built-in flash replacement.

I've been using Shumway for a bit and it works very well.

qunying 02-20-2013 12:30 PM

Could the background color to be changed? I did not find anything to configure that. Default white background is too bright.

John VV 02-20-2013 12:46 PM

yesterday ff updated to 19
The thing is on my opensuse 12.2 the built in pdf reader is DAM# slow and jerky and almost useless
Okular in kde works WAY better

if you do not need it I would reset your default pdf reader/editor BACK as the default in 19

ponce 02-20-2013 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4896149)
The thing is on my opensuse 12.2 the built in pdf reader is DAM# slow and jerky and almost useless

here is not like that, I was using this also when it wasn't included in firefox and was available at addons.mozilla.org, and always worked pretty fine...

Can be something machine/distro specific: have you checked if it has the same behaviour also on slackware?

John VV 02-20-2013 01:10 PM

this is a slackware thread so i will not hijack it

but i found that i did not care much for the built in reader
it is new so in time ....

ponce 02-20-2013 01:21 PM

I was telling that before only because suse and slackware packages are built in different ways so there *might* be differences (even between 32 and 64bit versions)... ;)

https://build.opensuse.org/package/v...roject=mozilla
http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackwar...fox.SlackBuild

mlangdn 02-20-2013 01:51 PM

I just tried the included viewer with FF. I didn't like it, so I changed the preference back to Okular. This doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the viewer, its simply that I just didn't like it.


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