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Old 09-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Acrobat Reader hangs


Does anyone else have the problem with Adobe Acrobat Reader where the process seems to hang when opening pdf's within the firefox?
I click on the first pdf and it opens, then go back and try to open another and it just displays a blank page. Or when you close out of the first the acroread process is still stuck maxing out one cpu core until I close firefox.
Is there a better pdf reader that will open inside a tab or frame within firefox? The web scan page for out scanner opens the pdf within a small window so I need a pdf reader that willwork that way.
 
Old 09-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Is there a better pdf reader that will open inside a tab or frame within firefox?
Yes kparts-plugin to embed Okular, or mozplugger to embed any PDF viewer you like.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #3
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Or use PDF.js.
 
Old 09-08-2012, 09:49 AM   #4
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Ha, I came with the same ida

Have you tried the "PDF Viewer" addon for firefox by Mozilla Labs. It lets you see the file within the browser and download the file if you need it for printing from Adobe Reader. The adobe plugin never worked for me (for especially the reasons you describe).

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #5
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@brobr: That is exactly what I just linked to!
 
Old 09-08-2012, 09:56 AM   #6
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You can enable the Native PDF Reader in Firefox
See this article on how to enable it
 
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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@ruario Yes, your link was there when I submitted mine (so that I edited my entry). ;-)
 
Old 09-08-2012, 10:03 AM   #8
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You can enable the Native PDF Reader in Firefox
See this article on how to enable it
Interesting. I didn't realise they built it in now!
 
Old 09-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #9
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You can enable the Native PDF Reader in Firefox
See this article on how to enable it

So after I have changed both of those settings how do I prevent firefox from using Adobe reader, it still opens in it.
 
Old 09-08-2012, 10:21 AM   #10
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@willysr: Thanks for the tip; it is even mentioned in the comments section for the add-on; since firefox 15
 
Old 09-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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Maybe toggle the "dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.nppdf.so" in about:config to false?
 
Old 09-08-2012, 10:34 AM   #12
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This setting
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Now in about:config there is a huge list of entry after entry of preferences. Select the search box and type in browser.preferences.inContent and then right click the matching result and select Toggle. This should set it to the “true” value.
seems not needed for activating the pdf-viewer. It loads the preferences window as a new tab.

Also see http://www.askvg.com/download-mozill...ghtly-version/
 
Old 09-08-2012, 10:42 AM   #13
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Maybe toggle the "dom.ipc.plugins.enabled.nppdf.so" in about:config to false?
Thats already set to false. I may have to go over to HP's support form and see if their webscan forces to adobe. part of my problem is my wife's windows pc keeps wanting to update to adobe reader X which doesn't have the save toolbar when inside the scan page so I'm looking for something that will work cross platform
 
Old 09-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #14
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in my case, i removed nnpdf on /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to make sure that Adobe Reader is not loaded anymore
you will have to restart your browser though
 
  


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