camino: viewing pdf in browser

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  1. jakeopolis macrumors member

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    hey all,

    does anyone know of a way (plugin or otherwise) to view pdf files in the camino browser without having to save them or open preview? i know about the pdfbrowser plugin, but that's for PPC only. ideally, i'm looking for something that will mimic safari pdf functionality... that's like the only reason i still sometimes use safari!

    thanks!
     
  2. SubaruNation555 macrumors 6502

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  3. hodgjy macrumors 6502

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    This is not the best option, but you can command-i click the Camino icon and select it to force it to run under Rosetta. The pdfbrowser plugin will now work.

     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Safari uses the QuickTime plug-in to display PDFs. Camino uses the QuickTime plug-in just fine.
     
  5. jakeopolis thread starter macrumors member

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    how do you set up camino to use it?
     
  6. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Use QuickTime Preferences to enable PDF as a QuickTime MIME type.
     
  7. flowin macrumors member

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    when i changed the mime settings in the quicktime preferences. the settings were set back once i closed the prefs window.

    am i doing something wrong?
     
  8. MacDeac macrumors newbie

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    You are not alone. I had the same problem. Let me know if you are able to resolve it.
     
  9. zankty macrumors newbie

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    I got the following working on my MacBook Pro:

    Browser: Camino 2.0b1
    PDF Plugin: Firefox Mac PDF

    Here is how to make it work:
    1. Download the pdf-plugin version 0.9 from code.google.com/p/firefox-mac-pdf/ or directly here
    2. Rename the downloaded file to "fx-quartz-pdf-0.9.zip" and extract it
    3. Copy the file "pdfplugin.plugin" from the extracted folder to ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/

    Done. Now you should be able to view pdf files from within Camino 2.

    Note: I also tried versions 0.9.9.5 to 1.0.1, but was unable to get them to work.
     
  10. agentbob macrumors newbie

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    From: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20070109070912836

     
  11. lavudyar macrumors newbie

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    Worked perfectly on my iMac running Camino 2.0.4! Thanks man!

    Ray D

     
  12. vajaykrishna macrumors newbie

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    This worked for me too..

    Thanks.. You can extract it to either ~/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ or Library/Internet Plug-Ins (no ~, or HOME, here see)..
     
  13. dcains macrumors regular

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    You guys might want to try this, since some FF plugins work with Camino. It's by far the best PDF browser plugin I've seen, and don't be afraid of the price, as it's free for personal use.

    http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/
     

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