pdfs in FF

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hehe299792458, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    I use the firefox-mac-pdf plugin to view pdf files in Firefox. However, this only works some of the time. Other times, when I click on the link, I just get the blank screen. I'm sure it loaded, since Safari (with Adobe Reader) loads the same file in under 30sec while I left FF didn't load it in the 10min that I left it running. There doesn't seem to be a particular pattern as to which files I loads. I tried reinstalling both FF and the firefox-mac-pdf plugin to no effect. Any ideas? Thanks!:):D
  2. clevin macrumors G3


    Aug 6, 2006
    which plugin are u using? where did u download it?
  3. hehe299792458 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008


    I was told that this was the best way to get firefox to read pdfs. I'm more than willing to switch to a new one if that's better
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I use PDF Download. Allows you to open it in Preview instead of in-browser.
  5. magamo macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2009
    Apparently this is fairly common issue. I also had the same problem and gave up. I'm using PDF Dwonload and let Acrobat Reader auto-open pdf files.
  6. shwc macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2005
    Whenever the pdf plugin started doing that to me, I found that upgrading/re-installing the plugin fixed the problem--for a couple of months.

    That said, the link provided by the previous poster might suggest that my "fix" might be more coincidence than a fix as such. It is still worth a try though.

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