Your support page re: opening PDF files on Mac is inaccurate / outdated
Per your support page:
it says that for Macs with Intel processors, the Firefox PDF Plugin extension can be used to view PDFs inside Firefox. However when you try to install this plugin on any 5+ version, it shows up as incompatible.
Additional System Details
Every time Firefox opened
This started when...
Upgrading to Firefox 5.0
- Displays PDF documents in the browser.
- Plugin for viewing Sibelius(tm) music scores http://www.sibelius.com
- Version 126.96.36.1999
- The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
- The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
- Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
- Shockwave Flash 10.3 r181
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:5.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0.1
A modified version 1.2 (only available from the developer's site) of the plugin does work on Firefox 5.0 and higher.
Yes, the fast release schedule is making it hard to keep all the articles up to date. Please feel free to register and make edits.
I followed a link to the add-on's home page, and found these suggestions:
(1) Switch Firefox 4 (hopefully works in 5) to 32-bit mode
Close Firefox. Locate the Firefox program file in Finder and select it. Open its properties using File > Get Info (or Cmd + I) and check the 'Open in 32-bit mode' checkbox and close the window. Then restart Firefox.
(2) Install the updated add-on from this link:
I have no way to test this.
Edit: I see you already tested it. :-)
Modified by jscher2000