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A fix for Firefox and the Schubert-IT PDF plug-in Web Browsers
I had an issue with Firefox not using the Schubert-IT PDF Browser Plugin. Any time I tried to load a PDF, the QuickTime Plug-in stepped in -- no matter what MIME-Settings I chose for the QuickTime Plug-in. Since a quick Google search showed that other people are bitten by this issue, too, I thought I share my fix:
  1. Quit Firefox
  2. Remove the QuickTime Plugin from /Library/Internet Plug-ins (move it -- don't delete it)
  3. Start Firefox and load any PDF. They should now be handled by the Schubert PDF plug-in)
  4. Quit Firefox (not sure if this is necessary)
  5. Move the QuickTime Plugin back to the Internet Plug-ins folder.
[robg adds: I installed the 2.2 version of the Schubert plug-in, and it seemed to work just fine in Firefox -- it overrode my Adobe PDF Reader plug-in, and worked as expected ... perhaps this hint only applies if you're using the default QuickTime plug-in.]
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A fix for Firefox and the Schubert-IT PDF plug-in
Authored by: mcroy73 on Aug 03, '05 12:12:28PM
i found the Schubert-IT PDF Browser Plugin website and i read somenting fantastic.... System Requirements: Web browser (not compatible with Internet Explorer) :D :D

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A fix for Firefox and the Schubert-IT PDF plug-in
Authored by: mkhaw on Aug 03, '05 01:49:52PM

I'm still on Panther (10.3.9). Under Firefox (1.0.6) and Schubert-IT's PDF Browser Plug-in 2.2.2, often when I click on the first link for a PDF file since launch, Firefox asks me if I want to download it instead of displaying the file using the PDF plug-in. Workaround: do "about:plugins" before clicking on any PDF link.



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A fix for Firefox and the Schubert-IT PDF plug-in
Authored by: luhmann on Aug 04, '05 03:05:15PM

Thanks. The other hints didn't work for me - but this one (doing "about:plugins") did. I'm using Tiger. 10.4.2.



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