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    Default Is openSUSE ready for the return of s_f_a?

    I ran away from openSUSE 11.1 when the lower panel freaked out and the icons were disappearing. I have been away for months trying out new distributions; ubuntu, xubuntun, Mandriva, Vector Linux, Linux Mint, CentOS and sidux. But none of them fits me. openSUSE 11.2 seems promising but I need to know one thing before I install it. Will FF open a real PDF reader when you click on a .pdf file? Am afraid I can't go back to open pdf in gimp any more so it has to.

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    Default Re: Is openSUSE ready for the return of s_f_a?

    Of course it will. It already does. 11.1
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    if you install the adobe reader add on for FF, you may open pdfs in
    that, if you wish..

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    Don't know whether that one's 'fixed' as such. Hasn't happened to me in a while, so it certainly might be... But there's a perfectly serviceable workaround.

    Gimp default for opening PDF's from Firefox - openSUSE Forums

    (last page)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confuseling View Post
    Don't know whether that one's 'fixed' as such. Hasn't happened to me in a while, so it certainly might be... But there's a perfectly serviceable workaround.

    Gimp default for opening PDF's from Firefox - openSUSE Forums
    (last page)
    A three page thread? There has to be much shorter guide.

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Of course it will. It already does. 11.1
    Not in the 64bit KDE 4.1 edition atleast(unless there has been a major update recently).


    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    if you install the adobe reader add on for FF, you may open pdfs in
    that, if you wish..
    Why should I need to install another reader when I already have a better one installed?

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    > palladium;2049561 Wrote:
    >> if you install the adobe reader add on for FF, you may open pdfs in
    >> that, if you wish..
    >> Why should I need to install another reader when I already have a better

    > one installed?


    sorry, i misspoke...you don't have to add anything to firefox *if* you
    already have adobe reader installed...you just have to point firefox
    to use it (i think ff default looks to an open reader, but it _may_
    default to the adobe product--that is, you may not have to do anything)..

    to set firefox do:

    menu > edit > preferences > applications (tab) > scroll down to PDF
    and select (your choice):

    - open with Adobe Reader
    - save file
    - use other reader/application
    - always ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching_for_Answers View Post
    openSUSE 11.2 seems promising but I need to know one thing before I install it. Will FF open a real PDF reader when you click on a .pdf file? Am afraid I can't go back to open pdf in gimp any more so it has to.
    FF has been able to open a real PDF reader in every openSUSE version I have been using since 9.x. And in not one case did I use gimp as the reader. At least it has been the case for me on 32-bit PCs running KDE. In some of the earlier SuSE versions I had to install an extra application (not gimp). In openSUSE-11.1 I have acroread installed, but there is also kpdf reader, and okular (KDE4) and evince (KDE3) and other readers.

    I do not understand why it did not work for you.

    But reference 11.2, if you want the best openSUSE-11.2 experience, then IMHO you should NOT rush into 11.2 before it is released. That will lead to a BAD experience and you will simply end up distro hopping some more. Intead wait until a couple of months AFTER 11.2 GM (ie wait until mid-Jan-2010) and only then install 11.2. Give SuSE-GmbH a chance to fix some of the bugs that will be found when the mass of users descend on 11.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching_for_Answers View Post
    Not in the 64bit KDE 4.1 edition atleast(unless there has been a major update recently).
    I never used 4.1 with any seriousness on a 64-bit PC so I can't say. But I can say it works on a 64-bit openSUSE-11.1 with KDE-4.3.1 and also with KDE-4.3.2.

    Quote Originally Posted by Searching_for_Answers View Post
    Why should I need to install another reader when I already have a better one installed?
    This comment I do NOT understand. Your original question was " ... Will FF open a real PDF reader ... " and now you are limiting what reader you wish to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    FF has been able to open a real PDF reader in every openSUSE version I have been using since 9.x. And in not one case did I use gimp as the reader. At least it has been the case for me on 32-bit PCs running KDE. In some of the earlier SuSE versions I had to install an extra application (not gimp). In openSUSE-11.1 I have acroread installed, but there is also kpdf reader, and okular (KDE4) and evince (KDE3) and other readers.
    Totally agree here Lee.
    I'm puzzled all over with this question anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Searching_for_Answers View Post
    A three page thread? There has to be much shorter guide.
    ...
    First post, last page. Can't get much shorter than that.

    Quote Originally Posted by dercol View Post
    I think finally I've found the recipe:

    There is a file called: /usr/share/applications/defaults.list

    with a line:

    application/pdf=gimp.desktop

    just change to

    application/pdf=kde4-okular.desktop

    and that's all.

    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    FF has been able to open a real PDF reader in every openSUSE version I have been using since 9.x. And in not one case did I use gimp as the reader. At least it has been the case for me on 32-bit PCs running KDE. In some of the earlier SuSE versions I had to install an extra application (not gimp). In openSUSE-11.1 I have acroread installed, but there is also kpdf reader, and okular (KDE4) and evince (KDE3) and other readers.
    That's weird but I'm not alone with having this problem
    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    But reference 11.2, if you want the best openSUSE-11.2 experience, then IMHO you should NOT rush into 11.2 before it is released. That will lead to a BAD experience and you will simply end up distro hopping some more. Instead wait until a couple of months AFTER 11.2 GM (ie wait until mid-Jan-2010) and only then install 11.2. Give SuSE-GmbH a chance to fix some of the bugs that will be found when the mass of users descend on 11.2.
    I realise that the developers are not completely done with 11.2 but it's worth a try as long as PDF works.

    This comment I do NOT understand. Your original question was " ... Will FF open a real PDF reader ... " and now you are limiting what reader you wish to use?
    Since okular is better and I have install. Why can't I use it for online PDF files? It doesn't make any sense why they wouldn't allow me to do that. Especially when other distros does

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