In Firefox 2.0 for Mac, how do I get a PDF to open inside Firefox instead of in a new window?
May 11, 2007 11:11 PM   Subscribe

In Firefox (for Mac), how can I get a PDF to open in a tab rather than in a separate Preview or Adobe Reader window?

When I use Firefox for Windows, I can click on a link to a PDF and the PDF will display (using Adobe Reader) in a Firefox tab. When I use Firefox on my Mac, every time I click on a link to open a PDF, either Adobe Reader or Preview will launch in a totally new window. It's annoying. Anyone know how to fix this?
posted by oldlies to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
You can install the PDF Browser Plugin.
posted by blm at 11:52 PM on May 11, 2007

Doesn't work on Intel macs.
posted by n9 at 5:24 AM on May 12, 2007

If you're on an Intel Mac, you've got two choices:
1. "Get Info" on Firefox and run it in Rosetta, and the plugin will work.
2. Hassle me to stop doing Cocoa challenges from Hillegass's programming book, and start working on a replacement for PDF Browser Plugin that's Universal. (I've got a friend that keeps bothering me about this…he uses the Rosetta solution right now, but I can't blame him for not particularly liking that workaround).
posted by CipherSwarm at 9:04 AM on May 12, 2007

This is a good question, I'm new to macs (I just got a mac book a few weeks ago) and this has been bothering me too.
posted by ob at 9:30 AM on May 12, 2007

Alternatively, use Safari, which does do in-browser PDF display. (Assuming, of course, that in-browser PDF is less negotiable than using Firefox.)
posted by mcwetboy at 9:49 AM on May 12, 2007

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