embedding pdf viewers in firefox

KAYVEN RIESE kayve at sfsu.edu
Sat Jan 26 14:05:55 PST 2008

kv_bsd# uname -a
FreeBSD kv_bsd 6.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE #0: Fri Jan 12 10:40:27 UTC 
2007     root at dessler.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386

as you can see, i am running the freeBSD OS.  i have a gnome desktop.  i 
usually run firefox browser (i note that gnome has built in browser called 
ephinany).  i am dissatisfied with the fact that if i browse to a webpage 
that contains pdf content that i am  forced to save the file.
there seems to be an indigenous application that fires up when i double 
click the file. it is called evince 0.6.1 postScript and PDF File viewer 
using poppler 0.5.4  (cairo).  if i need to install something new that is 
fine, but i want to have some embedded application that
will view pdf content "in situ" instead of this cumbersome operation.

i posted that on a site called experts-exchange and got
this response:

if you are just viewing them from a search engine you can tell google to 
let them view as html which is nice... something else thats nice that you 
might be interested in is the firefox pdf veiwer plug in 
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/636 ... you should just 
have to click open and view the file

this is not feeling right to me.  any advice?

   Kayven Riese, BSCS, MS (Physiology and Biophysics)
   (415) 902 5513 cellular
   Webmaster http://ChessYoga.org

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