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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 10:06 am

In Firefox 19 beta1 now the pdf.js is enabled by default, therefore is possible view the pdf files directly in Fx but I have some questions;
1. Which version is embedded in Fx?
2. What is the way for update the reader?
3. What is the difference between embedded and the addon version?
4. What happen if I install the addon version?
Any info is highly appreciated. :D
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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 10:34 am

Moving to Firefox Builds where pre-release versions are discussed.

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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 10:40 am

...and if I may add a question: Under Options/Applications - Portable Document Format (PDF files) there is an option:

Preview in Nightly
Use Nightly

Is there any difference between the two options?
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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 1:27 pm

happysurf wrote:In Firefox 19 beta1 now the pdf.js is enabled by default, therefore is possible view the pdf files directly in Fx but I have some questions;
1. Which version is embedded in Fx?
2. What is the way for update the reader?
3. What is the difference between embedded and the addon version?
4. What happen if I install the addon version?


1. On Nightly, it is usually the latest stable. Not sure if it is updated on the other channels. 7.28 right now, unless I missed a more recent update bug.
2. As it is treated as an add-on, FF updates it automatically when enabled. Scuzi, I have to take this back. I run the dev, not the built-in stable.
3. AFAIK, nothing. (I mean, if the version numbers are the same.)
4. Nothing, unless you install the dev version. Than you will use the dev version. :D
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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 6:50 pm

Doesn't matter what version, this PDF Menu, except for pages 4 & 5, still looks bad.

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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 7:04 pm

WLS wrote:Doesn't matter what version, this PDF Menu, except for pages 4 & 5, still looks bad.

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Confirmed...nothing displays for me, just blank pages. It opens fine with Foxit but it is an odd pdf. Every page is a different width so scrolling thru it does make scrolling a bit Herky Jerky
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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 8:15 pm

happysurf wrote:In Firefox 19 beta1 now the pdf.js is enabled by default, therefore is possible view the pdf files directly in Fx but I have some questions;
1. Which version is embedded in Fx?

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Post Posted January 16th, 2013, 10:33 pm

With 19/XP I'm seeing pretty much the same as JR, sometimes nothing, refresh and a couple of random pages pop up after a while, the wide one very blurry the narrow ones OK. With Sumatra in Fx all pages fire up right away, renders fine, that's one heck of a heart attack menu!
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