Will Firefox 3.0 finally allow inline viewing of pdf's on an intel mac?
June 17, 2008 10:31 AM   Subscribe

Yippee - Firefox 3.0 has landed. Will this solve the most glaring problem with Firefox 2.x - unlike native Mac app Safari, Firefox can't load pdf's inline.

One separate question: The other feature I love about Safari is how well spotlight handles indexing and searching web pages saved using Safari. What's the best way to archive web pages using Firefox so that I can find them with spotlight? I love Scrapbook, but spotlight doesn't.
posted by ericbop to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Doesn't appear to have changed - I still get the "what do you want to do with this PDF" dialog box.
posted by O9scar at 10:51 AM on June 17, 2008

Best answer: I haven't downloaded FF3 just yet, but running a g4 powerbook (10.4.11) and FF, I've been perfectly happy with Schubertit as an inline pdf reader. I don't know if it will work with FF3.

And I found this, but I can't recommend or not recommend, because I haven't tried it.
posted by rtha at 10:56 AM on June 17, 2008 [8 favorites]

You might also keep an eye on this FPP.
posted by rtha at 11:00 AM on June 17, 2008 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Yes!! Attention, intel mac FF3 users: the Google extension rtha mentioned works like a charm!! PDF's open inline in FF3, resizable and with fully copyable text. The reason I can't use Schubertit is because it doesn't work on intel macs like mine.
posted by ericbop at 11:14 AM on June 17, 2008

The FF extension is great! Thanks rtha for providing the solution, and ericbob for asking the question.
posted by dcjd at 11:39 AM on June 17, 2008

Some more information on the plugin from Arstechnica. Sounds like they like it.
posted by dammitjim at 11:25 AM on June 18, 2008

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