Firefox extension for Mac shows PDFs right in the browser



My life continues in the browser as it it’s now day 19 without using client applications for any length of time. (You can check what I’ve used right here). About two weeks ago, I highlighted a way to read PDF docs in the browser simply by using the new PDF support in Google Docs on my Vista-based UMPC. What if you don’t use Google Docs or even a PC for that matter? Mac users that don’t want to use Safari should check out this plugin for inline PDF viewing within Firefox 3. According to Apple’s Developer Connection site, PDFKit "allows you to display and manipulate PDF documents in your applications."

In my current light-computing experiment, I’d rather not gunk up my hard drive or SSD with the full Adobe Reader package, so extensions like these come in handy for some devices. Yes, my little Asus Eee PC 701 sitting next to me: I’m looking at you!

(via Download Squad)



Apparently I’m not the only one with Firefox crashing problem. The How-to Geek posted an article on how to deal with Firefox crashing problem. It looks like number of reasons for the crashing problem, according to the How-to Geek. I haven’t really tried to figure out what’s causing my problem but I might just uninstall and reinstall the whole things. Hopefully that would solve the problem.


This PDF plug-in for Firefox 3 works fine. Page zoom and navigation within PDF can be achieved by exposing menu with right mouse button click or using the page-up and page-down keys on keyboard.

A floating semi-transparent control interface that appears on mouse-over and then slowly disappears would be a nice feature upgrade.

Kevin C. Tofel

PJ, funny you should mention that. Yes, I have noticed quite a few crashes lately. I’m attributing the instability to some of the settings I’ve tweaked, so I may uninstall and reinstall to see what happens.


Hey Kevin. I just have quick question. I’ve been using FireFox for a while now and I’m just wondering if the newest version has some sort of bug. Maybe it’s just my computer but, since you are using Samsung Q1UP I thought I’d ask you. My FireFox has been crashing ridiculously amount of times ever since I upgraded to verion 3.0. The previous version never crashed on me, at least not as much as the Internet Explorer, but this new version crashes on my at least 6-7 times a day. Are you having same sort of problem or is it just me? Anybody with similar “crashing” problem?

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