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Mozilla releases Firefox 19 stable with built-in PDF viewer

By Jos
Feb 20, 2013
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  1. Mozilla has published the latest stable release of Firefox 19 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The update is rather short on new features, but it does include a built-in PDF viewer that will eliminate the need for third-party plugins...

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  2. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 697   +212

    Yes, that's <b>exactly</b> what all the desktop users were begging for - a PDF viewer, because nobody has Adobe or Foxit installed, right? We didn't care about all the pop-up dialogs that don't load correctly, or the abysmally slow menu navigation. No, Mozilla wasn't distracted by all the bug reports or forum postings..they saw right into our very <I>souls</I> and realized that deep down, what we really desired was more bloat. Great job, guys!
  3. Ma_ga

    Ma_ga Newcomer, in training Posts: 39

    I use Foxit on the desktop, but prefer the built-in pdf reader to preview pdfs from the web, it's faster.

    also use Aurora instead of firefox.
  4. I've already had a chance to try the new firefox and I LOVE the PDF viewer!! Great addition to an already superb product!
  5. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,930   +123 Staff Member

    psycros why all the hate?
    I think bundling a PDF viewer is great, for the users that don't need a didicated external viewer (meaning the majority) they can now uninstall the bug & securityhole ridden Adobe Reader from their systems!
  6. avoidz

    avoidz TechSpot Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    Isn't it still useful to have an offline PDF viewer? I use Sumatra PDF.
  7. Dustyn

    Dustyn Newcomer, in training Posts: 31

    I don't?
    Don't like either of those companies.


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