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PDF plugin for Firefox under X11
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Jun 24, 2009, 09:39 AM
 
Well, title says all. Is there some way to get the Firefox PDF plugin work under X11? I have the last X11 version from the XQuartz project and Firefox under X11 installed through Fink. The internal Firefox detection system helped me to find the PDF plug-in, which I installed and I see it displayed correctly as active, but it seems that this is rather for the Firefox version running in Aqua. So, even if the plug-in is installed and active, when clicking a link to a PDF file, instead of having the browser load the plug-in and display the file, it opens a dialog window asking to choose an application or to save the file.

Anyone knows a solution?
     
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Jun 24, 2009, 11:28 AM
 
I doubt there is one. The X11 version of Firefox seems to have zero support on the Mac. If you told us about why you are using it, perhaps there might be an alternative?
     
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Jun 25, 2009, 02:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by besson3c View Post
I doubt there is one. The X11 version of Firefox seems to have zero support on the Mac. If you told us about why you are using it, perhaps there might be an alternative?
Well, it is actually for the wife. She would like to have a pdf file open in Firefox and then copy and paste parts of the text from the pdf file in a text editor (Nedit in this case). And she wants the simplest solution, which is what I described in the original post.

I have a couple of alternatives, but again, how can I make it work in the simplest way, that is, just click a link to open the file inside the browser with the PDF plug-in and then just copy and paste the text parts in a text editor?
     
   
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