[PC-BSD Testing] PCBSD 7.1 -- Viewing PDF files with browser

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Sat Apr 18 19:49:50 PDT 2009


Ian Robinson wrote:
> If  you want to view pdf files automatically with a browser like 
> Mozilla's Firefox or SeaMonkey, you have to tell the browsers where to 
> look for Okular because the preset default locations are wrong.
>
>
> For FireFox:
>
> 1.  Edit -> Preferences -> Navigator -> Applications
>
> 2.  Locate the "Content Type" column and find "PDF file", move to the 
> right inthe "Action" column and click on the triangles to open up a 
> pick box.
>
> 3.  Ignore the "use okular" selection and choose "Use other . . ."
>
> 4.  Use the browse button to get to /PCBSD/local/kde4/bin/okular, 
> clicking OK after clicking on "okular".
>
> 5.  As you go back, you'll see the choice in the pick box is "use 
> okular" but you have set it to the correct location.
>
> Actually, if you reopened the pick box, you'll see you have two (2) 
> "use okular" choices.  The older one near the top is wrong; the newer 
> one closer to the bottom is right.
>
>
>
> For SeaMonkey:
>
> 1.  Edit -> Preferences -> Navigator -> Helper Applications
>
> 2.  Select application/pdf from the window on the right
>
> 3.  Select edit
>
> 4.  At the location "Open it with", remove /usr/local/kde4/bin/okular 
> and replace with /PCBSD/local/kde4/bin/okular
>
> 5.  Close out with OK -> OK
>
> Ian Robinson
> Salem, Ohio
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I've never been able to see PDF File as a content type. Just webcal, 
mailto and the defaults. Pretty annoying, I'm certain it's a curse.

Rgds,
Brodey


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