On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:10:16 -0700 (MST), Warren Block wrote: > On Tue, 11 Dec 2012, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote: > > > So, on FreeBSD, how does one get firefox and/or opera to use, for example, > > evince or some other PDF displayer instead of using this goddamn lousey > > buggy *&^%$#@ acroread ? > > Remove acroread entirely. Install graphics/xpdf. Click on a PDF link, > tell Firefox to use xpdf and do that for all files of this type.
The xpdf program seems to _sometimes_ have problems with carelessly created PDF documents. The best idea would be to use a Firefox extension (as suggested) to first _download_ and _save_ the PDF file to disk for further use. Then, testing xpdf and using it to print the file would be much easier. If the file has been paid for, it can be opened several times whatever program should be tested. For example, even gv or zathura could be tried. And in the end, even acroread. Even _I_ have to admit that I'm using it from time to time, even if it REDEFINES THE MOUSE CURSOR to an ugly white arrow! What a stupid move... However, for paid content, first saving, then using, would be the best way to deal with it. So the "in-line processing chain" consisting of Firefox + somehow embedded acroread (really?) could be split, so the reason for the system freeze could be determined. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"