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I'd like to open a PDF in a Firefox tab. I've been able to do it with MozPlugger before updating to 11.10.

preferences -> applications

now scroll down, then I see always ask next to file.

I guess I need to change always ask to MozPlugger. To do that I need to find out where MozPlugger is. However, it wasn't in .mozilla.

Am I doing the right thing? How can I find out where MozPlugger is?

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FIX

sudo gnome-open /etc/mozpluggerrc # need to be root to edit

Find a pdf block and change to the following:

application/pdf: pdf: PDF file
application/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file
text/pdf: pdf: PDF file
text/x-pdf: pdf: PDF file
application/x-postscript: ps: PostScript file
application/postscript: ps: PostScript file
    repeat noisy swallow(evince) fill: evince "$file"

Open firefox's help -> Troubleshooting Information -> Click on Open Containing Folder -> Delete pluginreg.dat (You may need to delete your local $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/pluginreg.dat file for mozplugger to be enabled correctly after you update it. (It will get regenerated))

The last step was necessary for me.

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Here is a fix that might not apply to your problem. It did solve my similar issue.

Checking you have the same problem :

  • Type about:plugins in a firefox adress bar.
  • Search for a MozPlugger category.

If you have the same problem I had they should be no such category.

Solving the problem :

  • open firefox's help -> Troubleshooting Information
  • Click on Open Containing Folder
  • Edit pluginreg.dat
  • At the end of the file, in a category called [INVALID], you should find 2 lines ressembling this :
can'tRememberWhat/mozplugger.so:$ 
lot'sOfNumbers:$
  • Cut those lines and paste them just under the [PLUGINS] category.

Restart firefox and everything should be fixed.

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In about:plugins there was the MozPlugger category, though pdf was not mentioned there. –  Robin002 Oct 22 '11 at 2:29
    
In pluginreg.dat there was nothing under [invalid]. –  Robin002 Oct 22 '11 at 2:29
    
However, in about:plugins, I found it says "For documentation on how to configure mozplugger, check the man page. (type man mozplugger)". –  Robin002 Oct 22 '11 at 2:30
    
In man mozplugger, it suggests to edit mozpluggerrc. So I googled mozpluggerrc and found the fragments of solution. –  Robin002 Oct 22 '11 at 2:30
    
@Robin002 well done finding a fix to your problem ! :) –  danjjl Oct 22 '11 at 8:24

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