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Old 02-14-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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I want a PDF reader with editing and Firefox addon!


After searching these forums and Google, all I could find was PDFescape[/URL] is a web-based PDF editor with a FF addon.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #2
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I use okular. As to the usage in FF you can adjust that in FF's extra menu (don't know the exact name in English as I use a German (portable apps) version).
 
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That requires KDE. I'm using Gnome.
 
Old 02-18-2011, 08:36 PM   #4
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Okular is in the Ubuntu repos. Ubuntu can install it and its dependencies and you can use it under Gnome--or Fluxbox or any other window manager, as long as the dependencies are in place.

I use a lot of KDE apps under Fluxbox on Ubuntu and Okular is one of them.
 
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I just looked it up in Synaptic Package Manager and it required a bunch of kde stuff. How do I avoid this? How about via the terminal? What'd happen to Gnome if I install Fluxbox?

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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I just looked it up in Synaptic Package Manager and it required a bunch of kde stuff. How do I avoid this? How about via the terminal? What'd happen to Gnome if I install Fluxbox?
Nothing. KDE, Gnome, Fluxbox .. all can happily live on the same
machine, and apart from memory size there's nothing to stop you
running fluxbox, and firing up arbitrary Gnome and KDE apps.


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You can install KDE components along side gnome without any issues. Many distros will have a variety of both no matter which DE you use. I use gnome myself but have many applications that use KDE components as well. It doesn't mean KDE will take over your DE or anything. Your DE will remain unchanged.

The only thing you might notice is certain applications that use only KDE components may or may not follow your theme entirely and show up looking a bit different, mainly the background of the window might be white if you are using a theme that is something other than a white background. But I use Okular and it follows my theme without any issue.

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Old 02-18-2011, 09:54 PM   #8
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Nothing would happen to Gnome if you install Fluxbox. It would still be there in the session chooser and you could use it if you wished.

If you installed Fluxbox, Okular would still need its KDE dependencies.

Fluxbox is just a Window manager; it doesn't provide any native apps. Out of the box, Fluxbox can be pretty ugly, but, once you configure it up, it's excellent: fast, light-weight, simple, versatile, and elegant. It's my first choice on all my computers. Not that I'm a Flux fanboy or anything like that . . . .

As far as I am concerned, having a few extra libraries on my hard drive is not a big deal if it lets me use programs that make my computing life easier. The way I look at it, RAMs and hard drive space are there to be used.

There are a number of KDE apps that I prefer to their Gnome equivalents, particularly Kate, Okular, Kolourpaint, Konqueror (as a file manager), and Ksnapshot, simply because they work better.

YMMV.
 
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For Firefox, I'll try Mozplugger:
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The goal of the project is to provide a minimalist, clean and stable general purpose Mozilla plugin module that allows the user to embed and launch their favourite application to handle the various different types of media found on the Internet.
 
  


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