I would call this a “bleg”, but I hate that neologism. I used to have a plugin for firefox that let me read pdf files inside it. I could switch between html and pdf pages through tabs rather than an entirely separate window. I’ve tried downloading plugins to accomplish that purpose like pdfescape or pdfdownloader but none were what I was looking for. Is that feature just not available for Linux?

Firefox usually has no problem playing embedded media files like EconTalk or Flash videos. However, usually media files in Totem get stuck at 0:00 though it says their playing. As of right now that has reversed, with Totem playing a file just fine (that it couldn’t yesterday) but youtube playing without sound (the video portion runs) and sometimes skipping quickly over segments. Has anyone else had this sort of problem or know how to correct it?