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PDF Viewer Font Rendering Issue Disrupts Workflow Efficiency

Firefox's PDF viewer incorrectly applies user-defined font settings intended for HTML pages, resulting in illegible PDFs and requiring time-consuming workarounds. Key Po… (читати далі)

Firefox's PDF viewer incorrectly applies user-defined font settings intended for HTML pages, resulting in illegible PDFs and requiring time-consuming workarounds.

Key Points: 1. When "Allow pages to choose their own fonts" is disabled in Firefox settings, the built-in PDF viewer renders some PDFs with incorrect fonts, replacing characters with icons and gifs. 2. This setting should only affect HTML pages, not PDFs, as PDFs are designed to maintain the author's exact formatting. 3. Current workarounds (saving/opening PDFs locally or toggling the font settings) are inconvenient and disrupt workflow. (Open a settings tab, navigate to fonts, navigate to advanced, toggle the option, select okay, return to prior tab, reload, view without error, then repeat the process to restore preferred settings.) 4. Users who prefer custom fonts for HTML content are forced to choose between readable PDFs and their preferred web browsing experience.

Background: HTML is intended to decompose information exchange in such a way that the viewer has control of aspects such as fonts; while PDF is a format designed specifically to present exactly as the author intended. The difference is the primary reason an author would choose to use pdf vs html. The issues can be reproduced with B612 and other fonts, in Firefox 127.0.2 and many earlier versions, on github repositories pages that embed pdf files, and most other pdf files opened with the viewer.

Proposed Solution: Implement a separate font control setting for the PDF viewer, allowing users to maintain their custom font preferences for HTML content while correctly rendering PDFs with the author's intended fonts. Or, simply disallow the setting to apply to the PDF Viewer.

Impact: Resolving this issue will significantly improve user experience, maintain the integrity of PDF documents, and eliminate the need for disruptive workarounds, ultimately enhancing productivity for affected users.

Запитання від george69 2 тижні тому

LastPass Icon will not appear in menu bar, after extension is added.

I have a desktop and a laptop. Desktop crashed, so rebuilding. Firefox on both, settings same on both. On Desktop - Last Pass will not appear. On laptop, same as i… (читати далі)

I have a desktop and a laptop. Desktop crashed, so rebuilding.

Firefox on both, settings same on both. On Desktop - Last Pass will not appear. On laptop, same as it always has been.

Image below from my Desktop without the Last Pass icon there.

I've downloaded the LastPass Extension from Mozilla a couple times.

Help, please.

Very weird.

Запитання від Dr. John B. Miller 5 місяців тому

Остання відповідь від jillcv 2 тижні тому

Internet download Manager download panel is not shown when opening a youtube video in a new tab

Just like title says, there's no download panel when opening a youtube video in a new tab. If i open it in the same tab, it'll show the download panel. How can i fix this… (читати далі)

Just like title says, there's no download panel when opening a youtube video in a new tab. If i open it in the same tab, it'll show the download panel. How can i fix this?

Запитання від Victor 2 тижні тому

Missing shortcut tile on New Tab page

My New Tab page has four rows of shortcut tiles, 8 to each row. Total= 32 tiles. I accidentally "dismissed" one tile and now the page has only 31 tiles. I can find no way… (читати далі)

My New Tab page has four rows of shortcut tiles, 8 to each row. Total= 32 tiles. I accidentally "dismissed" one tile and now the page has only 31 tiles. I can find no way to restore the setting for 32 tiles. I looked in the "about:config" file but cannot figure it out. Kindly help. Thank you.

Запитання від opsec789 2 тижні тому

Picture in picture not working

Whenever I use the picture in picture feature, it always opens up in a bigger tab instead of the floating PiP. I am unable to adjust the sizing whatsoever. Is there a way… (читати далі)

Whenever I use the picture in picture feature, it always opens up in a bigger tab instead of the floating PiP. I am unable to adjust the sizing whatsoever. Is there a way to get around that?

Запитання від Raymond Boheme 2 місяці тому

Остання відповідь від allgoodbuddy 2 тижні тому

Disable update prompt

Is about:config > app.update.auto set to false sufficient, How to Disable Firefox Update Notifications: A Step-by-Step Or how about the registry? Turn Off Update … (читати далі)

Is about:config > app.update.auto set to false sufficient, How to Disable Firefox Update Notifications: A Step-by-Step

Or how about the registry? Turn Off Update

Запитання від noel_envode 2 тижні тому

Остання відповідь від Agent virtuel 2 тижні тому

Unable to download/failed/cancelled downloads

I tried redownloading Firefox after I saw that i was unable to download any extenstions/add-ons. Anytime i try to download something from the firefox browser, the downl… (читати далі)

I tried redownloading Firefox after I saw that i was unable to download any extenstions/add-ons. Anytime i try to download something from the firefox browser, the download fails or gets cancelled. I never changed any settings, how can i fix this?

Запитання від Qtip_69 1 місяць тому

Остання відповідь від gijs 2 тижні тому

Lost Recent activity on homescreen.

I have lost recent activity on home screen. There are blank tiles but nothing is being added.Hovering over tiles nothing happens. How do I get recent activity to appear a… (читати далі)

I have lost recent activity on home screen. There are blank tiles but nothing is being added.Hovering over tiles nothing happens. How do I get recent activity to appear again ?

Запитання від chicramsay 2 тижні тому

about:config settings questions

1. In the past there was a restriction on the suggested number for "network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server". Is that still the case? 2. Does prefs.js conta… (читати далі)

1. In the past there was a restriction on the suggested number for "network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server". Is that still the case?

2. Does prefs.js contain all the altered about:config settings? Can I safely transfer "prefs.js" to other profiles in attempt to enable all those settings changes, instead of changing them manually, one by one.

Запитання від noel_envode 2 тижні тому

Остання відповідь від cor-el 2 тижні тому

Switch to Previous Active Tab addon settings question

I'm unsure about this setting. I don't want a tab to reload when it's switched to. It seems to indicate that something will be reloaded regardless of what I choose. … (читати далі)

I'm unsure about this setting. I don't want a tab to reload when it's switched to.

It seems to indicate that something will be reloaded regardless of what I choose. I assume that's probably not the case.

Please confirm.

Запитання від noel_envode 2 тижні тому

Остання відповідь від cor-el 2 тижні тому

Saba Security Plugin - Stop working

Good morning, Our company's firefox add-on(Saba Security Plugin) has stopped working, please let me know what happened. When a new client (version 126) downloads the ad… (читати далі)

Good morning, Our company's firefox add-on(Saba Security Plugin) has stopped working, please let me know what happened.

When a new client (version 126) downloads the add-on, the following message is displayed: "The add-on downloaded from this site cannot be installed because it appears corrupt."

If you install an older version, it works without any problems, what is the reason?

I have already contacted you once at: product-help@firefox.com

And they told me to report at: https://support.mozilla.org/questions/new/desktop/form

Regards,

Запитання від michal.kasprzak 2 тижні тому

Остання відповідь від James 2 тижні тому

Changed preferernce in configuration gets reverted after Firefox restart

I want to change "browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once" preference to true. So I do it in about:config page and if I reaccess this page in another tab within the sess… (читати далі)

I want to change "browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once" preference to true. So I do it in about:config page and if I reaccess this page in another tab within the session, then my value is being kept.

However, when I restart Firefox (thru "Exit" in "File" menu), all previous pages get restored and that preference is "false" again in the config after a new browser start.

I also made a user.js file with the following content: // user_pref("browser.startup.couldRestoreSession.count", 0); user_pref("browser.sessionstore.resume_session_once",true);

Nothing helps.

Please let me know how I can modify the config file.

Thank you!

Запитання від DVS75 2 тижні тому

Остання відповідь від DVS75 2 тижні тому

Unable to setup default option while download new file types

Dear supporter, our firefox is managed by our company, while download file, not sure why some file type could not setup default option, due to no check box "Do this autom… (читати далі)

Dear supporter, our firefox is managed by our company, while download file, not sure why some file type could not setup default option, due to no check box "Do this automatically for files like this from now on", could you share how to fix ? Thanks a lot.

best regards/hing

Запитання від HING.CHEN 2 тижні тому

customize chortcuts

I can edit my short cuts. One I have added the Name, and the URl, I also have the option to add a custom picture to the square icon for the shortcut. It seems obvious to … (читати далі)

I can edit my short cuts. One I have added the Name, and the URl, I also have the option to add a custom picture to the square icon for the shortcut. It seems obvious to want, as I do, to "drag and drop" a photo of my choice from my personal collection. For example, when there are multiple shortcuts for the email of each person in the family, their individual photo is a great identifier. As things are now it seems I can only add another URL. I tried to add the URL from a family members Facebook page but it would not accept the link. Can some techno whizzz out there not make "drag and drop" an option? It would be REALLY useful for us all to have the photo of our choice, either a family person where appropriate, or a pet or whatever, or a friend. Thanks. Drag and DRop seems such such a common process now I cant think it would be difficult. Well....I wouldn't know where to start of course, but thats why this is a Help forum! I look forward to you coming up with something! Thanks. Have a great day.

Запитання від info897 2 тижні тому

no support for handling magnet links with web application

I'd like to use my NAS download application to handle magnet links. How can I do that with Firefox? For mailto: links, you can specify web apps like GMail, same for e.g.… (читати далі)

I'd like to use my NAS download application to handle magnet links. How can I do that with Firefox?

For mailto: links, you can specify web apps like GMail, same for e.g. IRC. However, for magnet: links, this is not possible, only local applications are supported. I even got an error message by the web application offering to configure this, saying the browser didn't support configuring this protocol.

Запитання від grexe 2 тижні тому

Zoom file selector thumbnails

Hi all, I need to solve a problem that is a bit annoying. I am on ubuntu 22.04 and using SNAP Firefox 127.0 (64-bit). When I am prompted to select a file, for example t… (читати далі)

Hi all, I need to solve a problem that is a bit annoying. I am on ubuntu 22.04 and using SNAP Firefox 127.0 (64-bit).

When I am prompted to select a file, for example to upload an image, the file picker is shown. However the thumbnails are so small(and right now I only see the image name) that I cannot see what's the content of the image. I managed to show a preview on the right of the single selected image by modifying an option in about:config. However it is still a pain to find the image I am searching for when I have a long list of images. Is there any way to enable zoom on the list of thumbnails so that I can preview the contents of the images? I don't understand why there is no option to customize the display of the file list. In the attached image I show how it looks right now.

Thank you

Запитання від Gianf DS 3 тижні тому

Остання відповідь від Gianf DS 2 тижні тому

Making google maps the default when I click the MAP button

Hi, Thanks for your help with this. When I search for something in FF and click on the MAPS button, it comes up with Apple Maps by default. I would like that button to … (читати далі)

Hi,

Thanks for your help with this. When I search for something in FF and click on the MAPS button, it comes up with Apple Maps by default. I would like that button to open Google Maps by default. (Mainly because Apple Maps misses a lot of information and significantly hinders my searches. Invariably, opening Google maps gets me to my answer or information much quicker.

I have tried various help suggestions but simply have not been able to do this.

Please can you tell me if it's possible to do this and if so, how?

Thanks again.

Запитання від panicp 3 тижні тому