Firefox 15 landed in Ubuntu 12.10 yesterday. brining with it a new native PDF viewer.
PDF.js, to give the plugin its official name, lets you read PDF files – either online or local – inside your browser, relying on nothing more than standard web technologies.
Amongst the features sported by the plugin are:
- Adjustable page size/width
- Contents list
- Page thumbnails
- ‘Download’ button
If you’re on Firefox 14 (or ealier) you don’t need to wait to try it out: a beta extension is available to install.
Also rocking up in this beta is support for the SPDY (‘speedy’) networking protocol – though not by default. The technology, developed by Google and on its way to becoming a web standard, aims to ‘reduce web page load latency and improve web security.’
To enable SPDY v3 in Firefox 15 head to about:config and search ‘SPDY’.
Getting Firefox 15 Beta
Firefox 15 Beta 2 is included in Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha, or, for earlier releases of Ubuntu, can be downloaded from Mozilla.
Thanks to Jeremy B.