firefox not using acroread

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sat Dec 15 09:38:09 UTC 2012

On 15 December 2012 03:08, Gene Heskett <gheskett at> wrote:
> On Friday 14 December 2012 22:08:31 Gene Heskett did opine:
> Ping?
>> Greetings;
>> 10.04.4 32 bit here.
>> For some reason I fail to grok, firefox has started using something that
>> reminds me of ghostscript back when all it could use were its own fonts.
>> That was about the time of ghostscript 4.0 on the amiga IIRC.
>> This thing doesn't identify itself, cannot make useable printouts thru
>> the firefox print preview facility, destroys ugly fonts by screwing
>> with the kerning, and in general is a POS.
>> How can I convince firefox to use acroread?  Or if the reader has too
>> many security flaws, can this one be switched to one that actually
>> works?

I, for one, have little idea what question you are trying to ask.
What has acroread got to do with printing in Firefox?  Please explain
carefully the problem you are seeing.


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list