On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 10:07 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm working on a simple plotting tool, and currently I am using PDF
> output since this is vector based (so it can be rescaled without loss
> of quality) and can be edited easily enough for use in publications.
>
> However, at least on my OS/Browser, Galaxy does not show the
> PDF files in situ, the "eye" button acts like a download link. Is this
> a bug?

Looks like a Firefox issue/setting - false alarm:

On our local Galaxy, with a PDF entry in the history, and as a control
http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/7/2492.full.pdf+html
which should show a PDF embedded on the left:

Windows XP, Internet Explorer 7.05730.13
- NAR shows PDF on left, good
- Clicking on the eye, shows the PDF in the central panel, good.
- Clicking on the disk, saves the PDF, good.

Windows XP, Chrome 10.0.648.204
- NAR shows PDF on left, good
- Clicking on the eye, shows the PDF in the central panel, good.
- Clicking on the disk, saves the PDF, good.

Windows XP, Firefox 3.6.13
- NAR shows PDF on left, good
- Clicking on the eye, shows the PDF in the central panel, good.
- Clicking on the disk, saves the PDF, good.

Linux CentOS, Firefox 3.6.13
- NAR downloads PDF, shows left pane empty, usable.
- Clicking on the eye, downloads the PDF, usable.
- Clicking on the disk, saves the PDF, good.

Mac OS X 10.6, Firefox 4.0
- NAR downloads PDF, shows left pane empty, usable.
- Clicking on the eye, downloads the PDF, usable.
- Clicking on the disk, saves the PDF, good.

Mac OS X 10.6, Safari 5.0.5
- NAR shows PDF on left, good
- Clicking on the eye, shows the PDF in the central panel, good.
- Clicking on the disk, saves the PDF, good.

So it looks like Firefox can (probably dependent on the user's
settings) download PDF files rather than show them in situ.
That's fine, and not specific to Galaxy.

Peter
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