View .pdf in browser?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Live Steam, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Live Steam macrumors regular

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    When accessing a pdf online for viewing, XP would allow the file to be opened in the browser. Is this possible in OS X? Every pdf I try to view is downloaded to the desktop and then opened in Preview. This is inconvenient. I have to delete the pdf to clean things up and then close preview. Is there a setting I am not seeing somewhere? I'm using FF, but it seems that OS X wants to manage things accessed on the Net.
     
  2. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    only safari can open pdf in browser under OSX. there used to be a plug in for firefox, but its outdated. I don't think its doable now.
     
  3. Live Steam thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I change the file associations in System Preferences/Applications for extensions and file types to Adobe Reader and I still get Preview as the default when accessing a .pdf. What's with that? What else do I need to change?
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    did you change the file association in firefox's preferences?
     
  5. Live Steam thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where do I do that? I checked the Preferences pane for FF and there are no apps associated with .pdf. I don't even see a place for doing so.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    not with my MB now
    try

    firefox->preferences->applications
     

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