PDF Viewing (pdfjs) landed in Daily

Patrick Cloke patrick at cloke.us
Tue Aug 18 14:26:39 UTC 2020


On 8/16/20 5:09 PM, 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
>
Thanks for working on this Mark! Definitely something I've wanted to see
for a long time. My Downloads folder thanks you for not having the same
PDF in it 47 times.

--Patrick

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