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Reading XPS files using Firefox 3.X

Microsoft have provided and excellent standards agreed format called XPS. Vista comes ready installed with an XPS viewer for XP you can download it. The issue is if your preferred browser is Firefox you will not be able to view XPS files.

The solution is simple:

  1. Download the IE tab addin for Firefox
  2. Install it
  3. Then the clever bit open options
  4. Set up a URL thus: /^file:\/\/\/.*\.(xps)$/
  5. Jobs a good ‘un.

Now if you click on and XPS file Firefox will open and IE tab and load it!!

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: Connected Systems Chilled Out Blog

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