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PDF Download 2.0 by Nitro PDF Software

Product updates


Oct 14, 2009

  • Updated translations.
  • Fixed compatible issue for several locale.


Oct 13, 2009

  • Added view PDF online functionality.
  • Added Enable/Disable PDF Download for web pages functionality Added Exclusion List Added enhanced PDF checking functionality Added Advanced option.


May 26, 2009

  • Fixes issue where PDF files generated from a POST request are not processed properly (e.g. broken dynamic PDFs) Filenames specified in content-disposition header are now retained.


May 6, 2009

  • Now checking mime-type and content-disposition header to detect PDF files delivered from dynamic URLs..
  • Also includes updated translations for da-DK, el-GR, fy-NL, ja-JP and it-IT.


March 15, 2009

  • Added support latest the Firefox beta release + updated translations.


January 19, 2009

  • Previous digital certificate expired, addon signed with new certificate.
  • No other changes.


December 21, 2008

  • Cleaner interface - Customize PDF Download faster with easier to use options.
  • Wider support - Use PDF Download 2.0 with all the major Mozilla-powered browsers, including Firefox 2/3 and Flock 1.x.


July 21, 2008

  • Web to PDF feature.
  • Better PDF to HTML.
  • Cleaner interface.
  • Wider browser support.


February 27, 2008

  • Support for Firefox 3.0b4pre.
  • Support for 3 additional languages.


January 22, 2008

  • Fixed a typo in german locale.
  • Fixed Bug 1873424: added support for links in the Yahoo search results.
  • Added support for links having leading white spaces.


January 7, 2008

  • Fixed regression related to middle-click detection.


January 3, 2008

  • Added compatibility with Firefox 3.0b3pre.
  • Fixed incompatibility with TinyMenu extension that was preventing to hide the item from Firefox Tools menu.


December 20, 2007

  • Restyled the option window.
  • Fixed a bug on the options window: the check for the option set was done against the old preference saved instead of the one selected in the window.
  • Extension has been updated with Nitro PDF Software branding and text updates reflecting the new owners of PDF Download.


November 1, 2007

  • Fixed sk-SK and am-HY localization problem occurring with Windows Vista.


October 11, 2007

  • Fixed regression introduced in 0.9.3 regarding some localization.

Version 0.9.3

October 8, 2007

  • Added functionality to remove automatically the temporary files created by PDF Download. When you choose to open a PDF directly with the viewer, PDF Download downloads the PDF file into a temporary directory and then open it with your viewer. From now on, PDF Download will remove such temporary files the day after they have been downloaded. Doing this, you will avoid to have bunch of unused PDF files stored in a temporary directory of your file system.
  • Fixed bug that, at each Firefox was restarted, was setting the Firefox options to use PDF plugin when PDF Download was not active (i.e., javascript links) or bypassed.
  • Changed the size of option and popup window to do not use pixels but ex units. The size is specified in the locale dtd to avoid problems of visualization in some languages.

Version 0.9.2

September 14, 2007

  • Added possibility to specify relative path for the custom PDF viewer: the relative path is relative to the path where Firefox is installed (the path containing the executable file used to launch Firefox).
  • Fixed small bug in the PDF Download option dialog: with the previous code it was possible to close the window with a wrong filename set in the options.
  • Fixed bug about the file size displayed in the popup dialog in case the size is between 1000 and 1024 byte or KB.
  • Fixed size issue for the option window: now it should be always displayed with the proper size.

Version 0.9.1

September 3, 2007

  • Fixed a regression introduced with v0.9 regarding the open PDF feature: url with parameters where not handled properly and there was an error trying to save such links.
  • Added default option values.

Version 0.9

August 26, 2007

  • Fixed major issue in Mac OS: now the open PDF with an external viewer works fine.
  • Reintroduced support for local PDF files.

Version 0.8.1

June 2, 2007

  • Fixed bug about URL, sent to the conversion mirrors, that contains special characters.
  • Fixed the detection of default PDF viewer: now it works also in Linux. The same work-around used in the Firefox Download Manager, has been implemented.
  • Introduced the possibility to type by hand the path of custom viewer: it is also possible to write just the name of the file (and not the absolute path) if the directory containing that file is defined in the PATH environment variable.
  • Added icon in the Tools menu item.

Version 0.8

April 16, 2007

  • Added support for images in the PDF to HTML conversion: it is possible to enable/disable this feature in the options window.
  • Added the possibility to enable/disable the tooltips of the popup dialog box.

Version 0.7.9

Feburary 28, 2007

  • Fixed bug occurring when the user clicks on a tag 'a' that is without the attribute 'href'.
  • Added support for PDF links that are in the Google personalized search page.
  • Fixed bug in the way the PDF file is downloaded in a temporary directory in order to be opened by an external reader.

Version 0.7.8

December 9, 2006

  • Fixed tooltip bug: tooltips were displayed in a wrong position on PC with a low screen resolution.

Version 0.7.7

December 4, 2006

  • Fixed bug related to the download feature.
  • Fixed bug in the GUI of the options window: now it is well displayed also in Mac OS, with a close button.
  • Added tooltips in the dialog box.

Version 0.7.6

September 27, 2006

  • Added support for Firefox 2.0.
  • Fixed some localization problems.

Version 0.7.5

September 14, 2006

  • Added the feature "Bypass PDF Download" to give to the user the chance to open a PDF without PDF Download. This feature can be used pressing CTRL-SHIFT when a PDF link is clicked or choosing the relative button on the PDF Download popup dialog.
  • Fixed bug about javascript links: now if the link contains some javascript, it is not intercepted anymore.

Version 0.7.4

July 10, 2006

  • Fixed bug about pages containing the BASE html tag.
  • Reintroduced support for sl-SL, pl-PL languages.

Version 0.7.3

July 5, 2006

  • Fixed bug about PDF links having parameters in the url. Now the entire url (with parameters) is used to download, open and view as html; before, the parameters were removed from the url and some webservers didn't answer well to the download request.

Version 0.7.2

July 19, 2006

  • Fixed bug about local PDF files: now, when the PDF url is related to localhost or it is not possible to use the "View as HTML" feature anymore (the other feature are still available). Before, it was allowed but it generated an error page.

Version 0.7.1

June 14, 2006

  • Since the 0.7 version had some problems, this new version uses the old way to intercept the PDF files (hence it does intercept ONLY direct PDF links).
  • It still supports for Firefox 2.0.
  • It still gives the chance to define a default action.
  • It still gives the chance to remove the PDF Download item from the Tools menu of Firefox.
  • For now the support for local PDF files has been removed.

Version 0.7

May 25, 2006

  • Changed the way a PDF file is intercepted by PDF Download: now EVERY PDF file is intercepted!
  • Added a default action: if set, PDF Download will not show the popup dialog but it will do the default action chosen by the user.
  • Added the chance to remove the PDF Download item from the Tools menu of Firefox.
  • Added support for local PDF files.
  • Added support for more languages (bg-BG, el-GR, es-CL, fy-NL, gl-ES, lt-LT, mk-MK, sq-AL, th-TH, uk-UA).
  • Removed support for ga-IE, sl-SL, pl-PL languages.
  • Added support for Firefox 2.0.

Version 0.6

January 2, 2006

  • Added new feature: now it is possible to open a PDF file directly with an external program.
  • Added options dialog.
  • Added support for marking as visited the PDF links that have been opened using "PDF Download".
  • Added support for the BASE html tag.
  • Added support for URL containing the '#' char.
  • Added access keys for the popup dialog.
  • Fixed bug about wrong size of the popup dialog.
  • Added language support for Basque and Irish.
  • Removed language support for Greek (I hope to reintroduced it in the future).


September 15, 2005

  • Added support for Firefox 1.6a.


September 10, 2005

  • Added support for Firefox 1.5 Beta1.
  • Added support for the default directory where to save downloaded files. Now, if the user has specified a default directory in Firefox, PDF Download save the PDF file into that directory without asking.

Version 0.5.1

July 25, 2005

  • Solved a problem with PDF to HTML conversion. Every user should update to this version!!! PDF to HTML conversion feature is not working anymore with PDF Download <= 0.5: please update it!

Version 0.5

July 6, 2005

  • Added support for pdf.gz file type (compressed PDF files).
  • After many requests, the opening new tab feature has been changed: now the tab is not selected anymore and stays in background. In the future, it will be introduced an option to change this behaviour.
  • Added language support for Slovenian and Polish.


June 13, 2005

  • Added language support for Russian.


June 8, 2005

  • Added language support for Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, Czech, Hebrew, Brazilian Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Thai, Greek, Hungarian.


May 13, 2005

  • Fixed some bugs in japanese translation.

Version 0.4.1

May 13, 2005

  • Fixed bug in Save PDF function.

Version 0.4

May 12, 2005

  • Fixed some bugs in german and spanish translation.
  • Introduced a mirroring feature on server side, and updated the extension in order to use the new feature.
  • Added support for PDF files on FTP servers.

Version 0.3.1

May 6, 2005

  • Added language support for Japanese.

Version 0.3

May 3, 2005

  • Changed the service used to convert PDF to html. Now the extension don't use Adobe service anymore, because it didn't work always. Now the PDF to HTML conversion works always (depending only on the web server up-time).
  • Changed support for local PDF files, because as made before it was pointless. Now the extension doesn't care about local files, because if you have a PDF file in your local filesystem you shouldn't need to open it from a html page.
  • Added language support for Spanish, Romanian, German and French.

Version 0.2.6

May 1, 2005

  • Added new functionality: now it is possible to know the PDF file size that you are going to save or view.

Version 0.2.5

April 30, 2005

  • Added new functionality: "Open as HTML". This feature let you view the HTML version of the PDF file using the online conversion service provided by Adobe.

Version 0.2.4

April 29, 2005

  • Added language support for Italian, English and Swedish.
  • Improved the dialog box that appears when you click on a PDF file link. Now it's possibile to choose if you want to download the file, view it or if you just want to cancel the operation.
  • Added support for link with PDF filename as parameter inside the url.

Version 0.2.3

April 28, 2005

  • Fixed the right click problem: so far, the extension captured both left and right click annoying the user in some cases, but now it captures only the left mouse click.
  • Tested with FlashGot extension.

Version 0.2.2

April 28, 2005

  • Adds support for links to files that resides in the local filesystem (links like: "file:///").
  • Fixed a problem that occurred only in 0.2.1 version: in that version the extension didn't manage relative link properly.

Version 0.2.1

April 27, 2005

  • Now it works also inside webpages with frame.

Version 0.2

April 26, 2005

  • Fixed the problem that occurred if no "Default directory" is set in download options.

Version 0.1

April 26, 2005

  • First release.

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