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Firefox 17.0.8 - no obvious built in PDF reader
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hake

Joined: 09 Sep 2013
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 11:24    Post_subject:  Firefox 17.0.8 - no obvious built in PDF reader  

Slacko 5.5 included Firefox 19 which came with a built in PDF reader which simply worked without any need for the user to enable it.

Slacko 5.6 includes Firefox 17.0.8 which appears to lack a built in PDF reader and I have been unable to track down an add-on PDF reader.

This is important to me. I have chosen to continue with Slacko 5.5 as a consequence until I can add a PDF reader or discover the trick for making a built in one work.


An apology - I am a new forum user. I first posted this to Additional Software (PETs, n' stuff) which I realise is inappropriate. Perhaps a moderator could delete it from that section.

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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 11:46    Post_subject: Re: Firefox 17.0.8 - no obvious built in PDF reader  

hake wrote:
Slacko 5.6 includes Firefox 17.0.8 which appears to lack a built in PDF reader and I have been unable to track down an add-on PDF reader.

In Slacko 5.6, if I click on a link to a PDF file, I get a box that says "Open with epdfview (default)" and "Do this automatically".

Is that not good enough?
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watchdog

Joined: 28 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 14:03    Post_subject:  

Acrobat Reader from lucid should work in slacko, too.

http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/pet_packages-lucid/Acrobat_Reader-9.3.3-Lucid.sfs

It has the plugin for browsers. As alternative it is easy to install in slacko 5.6 the latest firefox. Search in the How To section of this forum.
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hake

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 14:18    Post_subject:  

To rcrsn51: thank you for drawing my attention to that. It wasn't exactly staring me in the face. I was a bit surprised that Firefox 17.0.8 did not behave as Firefox 19 which simply displays the PDF without any extra action whatsoever required from the user.

I've got quite a bit to learn outside my Windows XP comfort zone.

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hake

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Sep 2013, 14:19    Post_subject:  

To watchdog: thank you for that helpful information.

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