Interaction design • webdevelopment • web art • photography

January 2005

disable PDF plugin

After trying a couple of Adobe Reader Speedup tools and tricks, I realized the handiest and most-guaranteed-to-work way to stop Firefox from freezing whenever I clicked on a .pdf was to simply disable the PDF plugin (via Tools -> Options -> Downloads -> Plug-Ins), causing each .pdf to be opened outside of the browser. No more slowdowns, yay!

Rogier wrote on 2005/01/11:
Yeah, I did that some time ago as well. It's a bless :)

JW wrote on 2005/01/19:
Thanx for the tip. Freezing times are over.