Firefox Beta 19 Now Has Embedded PDF Viewer

Add-on PDF viewers have been a blessing and an aggravation for web browsers.  They have most if not all of the reader capabilities of the stand-alone PDF viewers, but have also ran into problems in working fluently and seamlessly with various flavors and revisions of web browsers.



Browsers that embed a PDF viewer generally run into fewer problems in integrating with the browser as the embedded viewers are designed for the particular version of the browser.  Firefox users can now take advantage of an embedded PDF reader.

Firefox released a new version of their browser to their Beta channel users on January 10th.  Firefox Beta 19 is now available in the Firefox Beta section for all users.  The main benefit of this new Firefox Beta is that it now contains an embedded PDF viewer.

According to Firefox Beta’s What’s New section “Firefox will offer to reset the Awesomebar search provider, if it has been changed by third-party software or through about:config.”  HTML5 CSS support now handles @page, viewport-percentage length units of vh, vw, vmin and vmax in addition to text-transform full-width.

If you start up Firefox with the –private flag, previous versions incorrectly reported you were not in private mode when you actually were operating in private mode.  In addition to this bug fix, they have improved the startup performance.

For all of the Android users, yes, this Firefox Beta is available for you.

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