Sick of your browser crashing when you try to open or close a pdf file? Well, the first thing I recommend you should do is set up your browser so that pdf files open in your default pdf reader. In Firefox, this can be done by going to Tools>Options>Content>File Types_Manage. Type pdf in the search box, then click Change Action and click “Open them with the default application”.
Most of you – Windows users at least – will have Adobe Acrobat Reader as your default application. Today, I came across Foxit, an alternative reader that opens up so much faster. Any translators still using Adobe Acrobat Reader in Windows should definitely give this a try, as I’m sure, like me, you’re often opening up pdf files. Once you install it and open it you’ll be asked if you want to make it the default reader. Say yes, and then all your pdfs will open in Foxit by default, including links on the internet if you followed the steps in the previous paragraph.
Added at 2007-02-25 01:08
It would seem that the search function does not always work correctly in Foxit, which is a bit of a pain for translators, so make sure you keep Adobe installed as well.