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Inline PDF on Intel
Authored by: coolsoldier on Apr 23, '08 10:12:49AM

I use Safari because there is no other browser on the Mac that can display PDFs on intel macs.

I've yet to see a Firefox extension that was worth the clutter it added to the browser, so the lack of extensibility really isn't a drawback for me. I would probably be using Camino (page compatibility without the bloat) if it weren't for th PDF thing.



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opposing view
Authored by: sr105 on Apr 30, '08 01:34:56PM

My opinion may be tainted by the fact that the Adobe Acrobat Reader plugin (any version) has *never* been stable in any browser on any OS (that I've used). Adobe single-handedly has made me loathe inline PDF. I much prefer Mac FF's behavior of downloading the file into my Downloads directory and opening it with the application of my choosing. Preview works really well and it opens the PDF faster (or at least in the same time) than Safari does inline and has more functionality.

An additional bonus is that most of the PDFs I click on are longer articles that I want to read or datasheets for electrical parts. I have the benefit after my browsing of having all of those files already downloaded and waiting for me. It does mean that I have to clean out my Downloads more often, though.



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