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pdf preview doesn't work

i can only view PDF files by downloading them, i can't preview them in browser.

this link http://static.mozilla.com/moco/en-US/pdf/mozilla_privacypolicy.pdf

gives me a blank preview and the message "This PDF document might not be displayed correctly" and the only option is to download it and open it in adobe reader.

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Legendary Contributor

Re: pdf preview doesn't work

That PDF looks pretty good to me. Could you try a reload bypassing your cache? You can do that by pressing Ctrl+Shift+r.

If the built in PDF viewer is not performing well on the PDFs important to you, try switching to Adobe's plugin. This article has the steps for that: How to disable the built-in PDF viewer and use another viewer.

Any luck?

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Re: pdf preview doesn't work

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window.