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Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 10:51 AM (in response to ri130983)Your profile lists 3 different OS's. Which one is giving you trouble?iMac 3.06, (Mac mini and G3 given to the grandkids), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 10:58 AM (in response to ri130983)10.6.2 - Snow Leopard
Updated profile. Sorry about that.MacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.2GHz Laptop Computer, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Apple MacOS X 10.6.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to ri130983)Then you are using Safari 4.0.4 and it can display PDF's without any "help" from Adobe browser plug-ins.
Under the Safari Help menu choose "Installed Plug-ins". Any from Adobe (except Flash) being used?iMac 3.06, (Mac mini and G3 given to the grandkids), Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 23, 2009 11:12 AM (in response to ri130983)Nothing shows adobe except for Shockwave.
For PDF plugins I show:
application/postscriptMacBook Pro, 15-inch, 2.2GHz Laptop Computer, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Apple MacOS X 10.6.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 28, 2009 4:53 PM (in response to ri130983)In Safari 4.0.4 screen turns black when you try to view pdf...
1. Make sure that in your Adobe Acrobat or whatever Adobe you are using under Adobe>Preferences>Internet "Display PDF in browser using:..." is NOT active.
2. Quit Safari
3. Open Finder: Macintosh HD>Library>Internet Plug-Ins, and delete any plugins related to pdf.
At least two of them: AdobePDFViewer.plugin and PDF Browser Plugin.plugin
4. Open Safari and ENJOY.imac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 28, 2010 10:56 AM (in response to ri130983)Slightly different issue but same topic. Our issue is that there are no navigation tools like the ones at the top of the Acrobat Reader window. We want to be able to navigate a page at a time, or go to the last or back to the first page of the PDF, etc.
We are happy to continue using the Acrobat plug-in, but can't seem to get the tools to appear, and there are no equivalent tools in the build in Safari viewer.
How do we get the tools to appear at the top of the Acrobat Plug-in Window?
Or, are there any equivalent tools in the Safari PDF Viewer other than the four (Zoom Up, Zoom Down, Open In Preview, Save To Downloads) that appear when you mouse over the bottom of the page?
Thanks in advance,
JoelMBP C2D 2.5GHz 4GB, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2010 6:44 PM (in response to Regal909)in Terminal, enter:
defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -boolean-neg
I tried this and now I can view PDF's QUICKLY!iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 16, 2010 12:00 AM (in response to ri130983)Don't waste your time reinstalling the OS ... the problem will still be there. It'll still take Safari about five minutes to start up... Safari will still stumble when encountering flash videos... and PDF pages will still make it draw a blank. Somebody at Adobe must be blowing someone at Apple. Perhaps, someday, Apple will make a browser that acts like it's made for Mac.iMac 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.3), Safari 4.0.5
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2010 12:45 PM (in response to ri130983)Problem solved! I did the same as <<makmacapplefan>>. What worked for me was deleting the file HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/PDF Browser Plug-in. Restarted the Mac and can now view pdfs in Safari.
Not sure what MacLeam's gripe is; Snow Leopard runs fast and furious for me.2009 15" MB Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 12, 2010 3:21 PM (in response to ri130983)I was getting the black screen also when trying to view PDFs.
Here's what worked for me.
Go to HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins
Find the file iNetGet.plugin
Open this file with TextWrangler http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/productivity_tools/textwrangler.html
Expand the Contents Folder and select the Info.plist file.
Search (command f) for PDF
Delete the section between <dict> <array> that includes references to PDF
I did this and now PDFs open fine in Safari
Hope this works for anyone else.
FrankiMac Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06 GHz Memory 4GB 1.07 GHz Bus, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2010 7:08 PM (in response to FR)I have the same problem. Tried all the options given. No use. From Safari help, I see PDF plug in. Did move PDF plugin's from Library. No use.
Mac OS 10.6.3Mac OS X (10.6.3)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2010 2:58 PM (in response to vasu Viswandha)I did two steps:
I'm using the latest Snow Leopard and the Safari 5.0 from its release a few days ago.
1. defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -boolean-neg
as suggested above. Then closed and re-launched Safari.
No apparent affect, but probably no harm done.
2. then I deleted Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/PDF Browser Plugin.plugin (dated 2 Sep 2009 1:09 PM, 1.7 MB)
and re-launched Safari again.
This solved the problem for me.Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 3, 2010 9:18 PM (in response to cstacy)Your solution solved one of my major problem. Interestingly, your post is the only one that really worked for me. Thanks for your good detective word.iMac (2.93gb) - MacBook Pro (2.53gb), Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPod Touch- v.3 (64gb)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2010 8:17 AM (in response to ri130983)Removing the PDF Browser plug in the Internet Plug-ins in the Library (see post below) worked for me to. I'm actually having the problem on Safari 5.0 using Snow Leopard 10.6.4. PDF's pages in Safari would be a big dark gray screen, even trying to save them as a PDF would provide an error prompt. Firefox did not have any problems with PDFs. But getting rid of the PDF Browser plug in has done the trick.Mac Pro Quad Core 2.66, Mac Book Pro, iMac 24, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Safari 5.0