PDF Viewing (pdfjs) landed in Daily

Nomis101 Nomis101 at web.de
Fri Aug 21 17:55:59 UTC 2020


Am 16.08.20 um 23:09 schrieb Mark Banner:
> 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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This are great news, I was waiting for this for several years now. I've tested this with some of my
PDFs and it seems it works nice in most cases. But there are some PDF files which open nearly blank.


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