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I can't open pdf files in browser, even though I have installed an add-on.

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I downloaded the cloud viewer add-on for Firefox on my tablet. I am running Android 4 (ICS). I need to be able to open PDF files directly in the browser window, as the site will not allow me to download the files and open in an independant viewer. Is there any way to do this in Firefox?

I downloaded the cloud viewer add-on for Firefox on my tablet. I am running Android 4 (ICS). I need to be able to open PDF files directly in the browser window, as the site will not allow me to download the files and open in an independant viewer. Is there any way to do this in Firefox?

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There is no way to do this on Android in Firefox or any other browser. Adobe does not have a browser plugin for Adobe Reader.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 4.0.3; en-us; A200 Build/IML74K) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.30

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There is no way to do this on Android in Firefox or any other browser. Adobe does not have a browser plugin for Adobe Reader.

There is no way to do this on Android in Firefox or any other browser. Adobe does not have a browser plugin for Adobe Reader.
allgood19792001 0 solutions 1 answers

I find it odd that the browsers on the Android platform can't support this on their own. I know that Google Chrome on it's full blown version for the PC is able to do so without using the Adobe software for the embedded PDF aka using "The Adobe PDF Link Helper" . I would love to see this change especially since I prefer Firefox over other browsers.

I find it odd that the browsers on the Android platform can't support this on their own. I know that Google Chrome on it's full blown version for the PC is able to do so without using the Adobe software for the embedded PDF aka using "The Adobe PDF Link Helper" . I would love to see this change especially since I prefer Firefox over other browsers.