Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1

    Member Since
    Sep 29, 2011
    Viewing PDFs in Firefox
    Hi, hope someone can help. My issue relates to viewing PDFs in Firefox so I'm adding it here rather than starting a new thread with the same title. I want to be able to open pdfs in new tabs using Acrobat in Firefox on my iMac (Safari works perfectly for this, but I can't use it any more because it chewed my memory). I need Acrobat for the way search function that displays all results, whereas the native Firefox pdf viewer doesn't have this feature. I know the Firefox native viewer can be disabled, and I have done this, but I want the documents displayed in tabs, not opening and saving as downloads. Is there a way to achieve this? It's driving me a bit crazy Thanks!

  2. #2

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Please do not post to a 6 year old thread. Your post has been moved to its own thread.

  3. #3

    bobtomay's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Troubleshooting tips - incl'g tips if your pdf plugin downloads instead of being displayed.

    Am going to warn you that Firefox is every bit the memory hog that Safari is. Changing to FF is not going to help that side of it.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

  4. #4

    vansmith's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 19, 2008
    Early 2015 13" rMBP
    Adobe's PDF plugin, if I remember correctly, is only supported for Safari on OS X. As such, if you need the built in PDF plugin from Adobe, you don't have a choice.

    There are some third party options however. There's the Schubert plugin for example.
    Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
    M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
    Writing a Quality Post

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Viewing PDFs.......
    By supersam83 in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-04-2013, 10:18 AM
  2. Can't print PDFs
    By smsurine in forum Other Hardware and Peripherals
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-23-2012, 02:48 PM
  3. Viewing PDFs in Safari
    By Alancraig in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-02-2010, 06:53 AM
  4. Firefox viewing images
    By Wakefield10 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-20-2008, 12:52 PM
  5. PDFs in Firefox
    By Hikaru79 in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-08-2007, 05:50 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts