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I use ubuntu 12.04 with firefox and adobe pdf plugin. Since ubuntu 11.04 upto 12.04 i have the problem that i can open only one pdf file in the browser. After closing the pdf, firefox only shows a blank (black) screen when opening a new pdf. Ridiculous: As long as i keep open the first pdf, i can open other pdfs. Otherwise it seems to crash...

I already tried reinstalling, but nothing changed.

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I have installed the whole software: adobereader-deu (german version) from "partner" repository. The plugin was installed automatically. Maybe I will change to Chrome, also because of the flash support, but at the moment I prefer firefox. –  Matthew May 9 '12 at 18:24
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I have the same problem, and it seemed to be reported as bug already. You can mark that it affects you, too to increase its significance.

As workaround I recommend to open pdf files with Document Viewer/Evince as follows: Go to EditPreferencesApplications, search for "pdf" and choose Use Document Viewer:

preferences dialog

With the file it opens another window - but Evince is very fast and lightweight, so you won't experience serious performance losses.


(how to embed Evince in Firefox with mozplugger)

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maybe the mozplugger plugin helps embedding evince. And maybe mozplugger also can solve the adobe plugin crash. –  Matthew May 9 '12 at 19:06
    
Thanks for the hint with mozplugger! –  Jakob May 10 '12 at 8:28
    
I've tried with the mozplugger on Ubuntu 12.04, but it only works sometimes. On other occasions I still get the black screen. I switched to evince. –  user65248 May 22 '12 at 8:11
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