Friday, September 09, 2005

PDF Download - A Useful Firefox Extension "In this page I'm presenting my 'PDF Download' extension, that you can use if you are annoyed to click on a link and then discover that Firefox is loading the Adobe or other PDF plug-in (very heavy) and is trying to show a pdf file directly inside your browser. This extension, every time you click on a link, checks if the target is a pdf file and in this case let you choose what you want to do (open pdf file inside a new tab, download it to the filesystem or view it as HTML).

This extension is useful for example when you don't know the size of the pdf file you want to view. In this case, in fact, if you load the pdf file directly in your browser you need to wait a lot of time in order to load Adobe or whatever PDF plug-in, download the file, and view the file. Using my extension, instead, you can see the file size in the dialog box that appears just after you clicked on a PDF link and then choose to download the file or to view it as an HTML page."

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