PDF Viewing (pdfjs) landed in Daily

Ryan Sipes ryan at thunderbird.net
Mon Aug 17 21:06:23 UTC 2020


Great work Mark,

This is really cool!

Ryan

On 8/17/2020 12:09 AM, Mark Banner wrote:
>
> Just a heads-up, I've just landed the last of a couple of patches to 
> integrate PDF viewing into Thunderbird 
> <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=810815>, this should be 
> in tomorrow's Daily builds.
>
> When you double click or open a PDF attachment, it will now open the 
> PDF in a new tab - the viewer is the same as for Firefox and relies on 
> the pdfjs component that is in Firefox.
>
> You can alter the behaviour of what happens when you double-click/open 
> a pdf attachment via the Files & Attachments section in the "General" 
> part of preferences.
>
> TheConversations add-on 
> <https://addons.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/addon/gmail-conversation-view/> 
> has been using pdfjs (with a much restricted viewer) from early on to 
> view PDF attachments, however now felt a reasonable time to move that 
> into Thunderbird and have it as a core feature, especially as it has 
> been a long standing desire.
>
> Mark
>
>
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