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Old 02-20-2013, 04:29 AM   #1
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[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

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:53 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 02-20-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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Can't check either ATM as my usual mirror didn't sync yet. Just saw the announce on phoronix.com then on this page.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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Yes, it's enabled by default now
 
Old 02-20-2013, 07:16 AM   #5
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #6
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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.

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Old 02-20-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 10:30 AM   #8
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One mozilla project that I'm also paying attention to is shumway. It's supposed to be a built-in flash replacement.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 12:23 PM   #9
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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.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 12:30 PM   #10
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Could the background color to be changed? I did not find anything to configure that. Default white background is too bright.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 02-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #12
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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?
 
Old 02-20-2013, 01:10 PM   #13
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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 ....
 
Old 02-20-2013, 01:21 PM   #14
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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

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:51 PM   #15
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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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