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SledgeHammer
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Join Date: May 2004
 
2005-09-19, 18:38

With a recent update, Safari gained the ability to display PDFs within the browser. Of late, however, PDFs won't display. Sometimes, when I click a link to a PDF, a dialogue pops up asking to select an Adobe acrobat application to use to open the PDF. Sometimes the dialogue doesn't come up. If it doesn't come up, or if I click cancel in the dialogue, the PDF loads, but does not display in the window. Anybody know what's up?
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chinesebear
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2005-09-19, 18:50

Have you used tinker tool or a similar app recently? Safari has as an option to disable native display of pdf's. perhaps you switched it off by accident (i had done that, thinking i could just use the pdf's in preview...but it ended up being much more complicated than that and i just got frustrated so i turned it back on again). i've got no clue what the command prompt for this is...i just know it can be done...but i'm sure someone else here could tell you the exact command
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Brad
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2005-09-19, 19:06

Ugh. Adobe.

Go to /Library/Internet Plugins or ~/Library/Internet Plugins and delete the Acrobat one that Adobe tossed in there. I suspect that'll fix your problems.
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SledgeHammer
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2005-09-20, 21:39

That did it. Thanks.
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Sauvblanc
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2006-10-06, 18:22

Bump...

I have a pretty strange problem with Safari. Not sure if the above fix would help.

Most of the time when I want to get a PDF of a scientific journal article, it opens up fine within Safari and I can save/print as desired.

However, for certain sites such as www.cell.com (for those of you with university/institutional access to online journals you can try it out), when I want to get the PDF of a particular article, a new browser window will open up and the address bar will show the link to the pdf file (ends in .pdf), but nothing shows up.

If I copy and paste the address to another browser (such as Firefox or Shiira) it works just fine, the PDF shows up.

Any ideas? Anyone? Would deleting the plugin above solve the problem?

Edit: I'm fairly comfortable with Safari so if it could be fixed within Safari, great. Otherwise I'll just get used to another browser.

Thanks in advance.

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Gaffer74
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2006-10-07, 07:05

I think i'll quote Brad here:

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Ugh. Adobe.

Go to /Library/Internet Plugins or ~/Library/Internet Plugins and delete the Acrobat one that Adobe tossed in there. I suspect that'll fix your problems.
..Adobe is rubbish bloatware imho. As suggested, delete the internet plugins (or better still, zap adobe all together)

Anything outside Safari just use Preview.

If you have a PPC mac, anything inside Safari, use this PDF Browser Plugin instead (lightweight and streamlined)

I think a UB version is on its way soon...

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Sauvblanc
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2006-10-07, 10:57

Thanks, mate. I wasn't sure if Brad's fix would solve my problem as it was used to address a slightly different problem.

I'll look into it.
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