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You Can Now Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

By Arthur

Oct 20, 2022

Mozilla has released the latest version of the leading FOSS browser for Linux, Windows, macOS, FreeBSD, and mobile OSes.

Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

Firefox version 106 isn't a big release. Still, it includes some welcome new features, with notable improvements in PDF handling and cross-device sync.

Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

There is less need to rely on a local PDF viewer having these features now that the built-in Javascript-based PDF viewer has been updated. For many years, Firefox could display PDFs.

Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

Since late last year's version 93, you can also finish forms in the browser in both the outdated XFA format and AcroForms. That successfully erases Adobe's scary caution regarding the older format.

Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

Additionally, Linux now offers better Wayland and Pipewire support and a two-finger swipe gesture for browsing websites forward and backward.

Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

Firefox View is a useful new feature that lets you pick up pages you read on Firefox Mobile and provides a quick overview of recently-closed tabs, excluding activity in private windows.

Type Directly into PDFs in Firefox 106

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