Monday, September 1, 2014

View chm file on firefox with ChmFox

 hmFox brings the best CHM file reading experience to FirefoxChmFox: Firefox Extension for Viewing CHM files

ChmFox is a Firefox extension which brings the best CHM file reading experience to all platforms. CHM file could be viewed directly in Firefox using this extension under Windows, Mac and Linux.


    Download and install ChmFox
    After installation, restart Firefox to make it work
    Open CHM files through Menu -> File -> Open
    You could make firefox the default program for opening CHM file, after doing that, just double click CHM files and enjoy ChmFox
    There's a sidebar for the CHM file content/index, you could use hotkey Ctrl+Alt+m (or Command+Option+m under Mac) to turn it on/off
    ChmFox remembers and jumps to the last reading position when re-open CHM file and you could always bookmark as many CHM pages as you like using Firefox's build-in bookmark function
    Zoom the page by Ctrl + / Ctrl -, just as normal web page. ChmFox remembers the page zoom level per CHM file

Build It Yourself

ChmFox currently support following platforms

    Windows (x86, x64)
    Mac OS X (x86, x64)
    Linux (x86, x64)

If your platform is not supported yet, you could always build it yourself:

    Download source code
    A C compiler and SCons build system are required on your system to build the source code
    Add new platform directive in file ./chrome.manifest
    Run the command "scons xpi" under the source tree, if everything is OK, you could find the final xpi file under ./build directory
    Drop author an email to help add this platform to the offical build so that others could benifit as well

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