Open PDF in broswer

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  1. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

    celebrian23

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    I want to know is there a way using adobe reader to open pdf files from the internet in the browser. I checked the option to allow this on the preferences (on adobe reader), but no dice. I really love the ability to do this on IE in windows (when I'm at work). Except I have no idea how to do this.

    Thanks for any help :) :)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    I have no problem with PDFs opening in Safari
     
  3. celebrian23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I can only get things to open as files. (IE mac 5, and firefox)
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    IE:mac has not been supported for years. It is now grossly out-of-date and is incompatible with a large fraction of today's websites. Firefox seems to ignore the Adobe PDF Plug-in. I'm guessing its an Adobe issue, but there is nothing that any of us can do about that. As swiftaw said, Safari handles the plug-in just fine. BTW, the QuickTime plug-in is the default for PDFs on the Mac.
     
  5. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Surprisingly, and annoying, the Acrobat Plugin is not supported in Firefox on OS X.

    http://plugindoc.mozdev.org/OSX.html

    -Kevin
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Another reason to use Safari.
    I have found no compelling reason to use Firefox, Camino or Opera.

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. invasian macrumors regular

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    Mouse Gestures...I hate this problem...how hard is it for someone to fix this? Either get firefox to open up PDFs or get Safari to have mouse gestures. Pretty please.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Mouse gestures?
    Pretty sure I don't use them since I have no clue what it is :eek:

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  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    In Firefox, I use this:

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

    It's a very light-weight, simple, quick plugin for PDFs. It also is nice in that it has a button up top to launch the PDF that's in-browser in Preview, Adobe, or whatever else you have installed (that's registered to open PDFs).

    I actually also generally use it in Safari. This feature is the primary reason why.

    A few minuses:

    - It's fast in large part because it does no quartz smoothing.
    - It doesn't have lots of the features that Adobe's reader does, but then I've never installed Adobe's reader in four years on Macs, and it doesn't have the annoying update behavior, etc.
    - It doesn't seem to respect scrollwheel.
    - IIRC, it doesn't have in-document searching.

    Basically if I am serious about the PDF, I hit the diamond icon and launch it in Preview (You can also then easily rename the copy that's already in the cache and move it to another folder).
     
  10. invasian macrumors regular

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    this plugin only works for PPC machines, not intel macs
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, I keep forgetting that. I've heard of people actually using Firefox/PPC in Rosetta because this bugged them so much, although that seems extreme.
     
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