Author Topic: Viewing CHM with Firefox  (Read 3822 times)


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Viewing CHM with Firefox
« on: February 10, 2009, 11:56:39 pm »
I try to view files with .chm extension in firefox. I installed the CHM addon for firefox and when
I try to open a file firefox claims it is a binaty file and wants to save it.

Then I tried to install xchm and gnochm both asking for too many libs and files I don't
have. Abandoned that idea.

Help appreciated!

Solved chm viewing. Found kchmviwer in my VL5.8 box and it works in my new VL6 box.
Suggest to include this file in any future version of VL6.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2009, 05:14:40 pm by Pita »


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Re: Viewing CHM with Firefox
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 10:44:26 pm »
You might want to drop a note in the Package Requests section so that the volunteer packagers see it.
eMachines EL-1300G desktop, 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650e CPU, 4GB RAM, nVidia GeForce 6150 SE video
VL64 7.1

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Re: Viewing CHM with Firefox
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 11:24:26 pm »
xchm depends only on chmlib AFAIK.

Don't know for gnochm