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2022-10-20 03:30 »

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-next ... f-problems
In a blog post on the Mozilla website, Firefox developers announced vital features for any PDF viewer, such as text annotations, drawings and signatures, can all now be added to PDF files being displayed directly within the browser.

It claimed the new features would increase PDF usability in the browser, and reduce paper waste. The changes were framed as solving issues involved with “those PDF forms you receive either from your doctor or other service provider that you have to print out and send back”.
I mentioned, in my ChromeOS Flex thread, that Google added essentially the same feature to its Gallery App. In my opinion, Google should take a lesson from Mozilla here. To be frank, I'd love to see the feature turned into a fully blown word processor -- open blank pages, set paper size, margins, et cetra and start typing, save as PDF, right in the browser...

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2022-10-20 04:05 »

Well, I'm dicking around with something yet again... I saved a blank PDF using LibreOffice and can sorta create a document using the feature in Firefox.
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As you may be able to tell, I have to basically create a 'text box' for each line. I'm gonna try something else...

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2022-10-20 04:13 »

Well, I tried to create a PDF using LibreOffice with a text box. That didn't really work. I added some text to the text box and Firefox PDF editing/annotating wouldn't even let me replace that text... Still, it's interesting to see.

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2022-10-20 04:25 »

LOL, obvious this wasn't meant for creating documents, you can't even edit the text from a PDF created using the contenteditable URL (data:text/html, <html contenteditable>). Eh, it's a nice feature though for filling out PDF forms.

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2022-10-21 19:21 »

Speaking of FF, I moved away from it years ago, both on PC and phone. Use Vivaldi. It will blow your mind! It is extremely good and customizable. Even for adding your own made add-ons, it's really great! I can't stand Firefox anymore.

Seriously, give Vivaldi a real try and check its options and settings and the way you can make your own add-ons super nice. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

If you remember the old Opera browser, I think after it was taken over, the developers moved away and made Vivaldi browser.

I highly highly recommend you to give it a real try.

Both on phone and PC.

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2022-10-29 10:55 »

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I'll try it out and let you know what I think. FYI, I'm not using Windows as my daily driver anymore. :wink:

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2022-10-29 11:00 »

Well, right off the bat, this site looks diff:
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as though someone shrunk it.

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2022-10-29 11:08 »

Heh, does the Winders/Android version have the built-in game? vivaldi://game/

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2022-11-02 02:51 »

Eh, some very initial thoughts:

I appreciate it's trying to be a somewhat integrated suite, including things such as a built-in email client, calendar, rss feeds, and even the note-taking thing in the sidebar. I even appreciate that those can be set to use other services (Google, for instance) That said, its menus (particularly for setting up email, etc.) feel a bit clunky. I'll have to dig down and point out exactly what I mean at some point. Who knows, some of those issues may be Linux specific. I signed up for a @vivaldi.net email and they forced me to not only use a alternate email, but to also enter a code from SMS (sigh). I sent a test message to my alternate email and got it there, but thus far, my replies from the alt email have yet to show in my @vivaldi inbox. I have a feeling this is someone relatively new to email hosting being overly cautious, but I don't know that for sure...

As just a browser, it's Chromium-based, so it works well. I do like the sidebar layout, especially after moving the sidebar to the right. The 'Reading List' is a cool idea and its Reader View is nice (although nearly every browser offers something like that now).

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2022-11-02 03:02 »

I will say the idea of basically including the functionality of a really good email client, not only mail, but tasks, and a calendar is certainly thoughtful. I'm not seeing any way of re-ordering that sidebar and perhaps adding separators though.

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