The latest version of Web browser comes with in-built PDF viewer.
Mozilla’s latest Firefox 19 version is already available for download , even before it gets officially launched later today. Firefox 19 brings features like built-in PDF-viewer, performance related fixes.
The introduction of in-built viewer ensures that the any other PDF viewing plug-ins are obsolete. The viewer has been built using HTML5 and will provide a quicker, more secure way to read PDFs in the browser.
Official Firefox 19 changelog:
- NEW: Built-in PDF viewer.
- CHANGED: Canvas elements can export their content as an image blob using canvas.toBlob().
- CHANGED: Startup performance improvements (bugs 715402 and 756313).
- DEVELOPER: Debugger now supports pausing on exceptions and hiding non-enumerable properties.
- DEVELOPER: Remote Web Console is available for connecting to Firefox on Android or Firefox OS (experimental, set devtools.debugger.remote-enabled to true).
- DEVELOPER: There is now a Browser Debugger available for add-on and browser developers (experimental, set devtools.chrome.enabled to true).
- DEVELOPER: Web Console CSS links now open in the Style Editor.
- HTML5: CSS @page is now supported.
- HTML5: CSS viewport-percentage length units implemented (vh, vw, vmin and vmax).
- HTML5: CSS text-transform now supports full-width.
- FIXED: Starting Firefox with -private flag incorrectly claims you are not in Private Browsing mode