Open PDF in broswer

celebrian23

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Mar 12, 2006
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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 :) :)
 

MisterMe

macrumors G4
Jul 17, 2002
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USA
I can only get things to open as files. (IE mac 5, and firefox)
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 It is now grossly out-of-date and is incompatible with a large fraction of today's websites.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.
 

invasian

macrumors regular
Jun 7, 2007
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Houston
Another reason to use Safari.
I have found no compelling reason to use Firefox, Camino or Opera.

Woof, Woof - Dawg

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.
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
29,641
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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).
 

invasian

macrumors regular
Jun 7, 2007
184
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Houston
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).
this plugin only works for PPC machines, not intel macs