View pdf files in browser?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wil3, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. wil3 macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I just switched to Mac and love it. I am curious, however, about viewing pdf files in firefox instead of opening them in preview. I really liked doing this on windows with Adobe reader, and I am curious if there is a way for Preview to display pdfs in the browser as well?

    If not, is adobe reader worth installing? Or is opening Preview as a separate window with the pdf still faster than the adobe reader plugin?

    Thank you for any advice.
     
  2. blunderboy macrumors 6502

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    You can already do this in Safari. If you want to continue using Firefox, there's a plug-in on Mozilla's website that allows you to view PDFs in the browser without installing Adobe Reader. It's always worked well for me; I've been using it for the past several months without any problems. I wouldn't recommend downloading Reader unless you have a very specific need for it; I find Reader clunky and slow, so I've never installed it on this computer. Preview's plug-in is quite fast and takes far less CPU/memory than Reader does, because it uses the PDF reading/rendering built into Mac OS X.
     
  3. wil3 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much! The plugin works flawlessly!
     

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