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  • 15. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    James Endy Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Just another thought but when I tried to view my bank statement I got the one page only view and when I tried to print I got a blank white page.  I right-clicked on the statement and used the "Save as Source" option to my desktop.  Then I could open it in Preview and view/print the whole thing.  I am using Lion and Safari 5.1 (7534.48.3).  Even though I still could not view the statement on-line at least it would download correctly.

  • 16. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    Kevin James Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Actually silvermoonbeam, I found this thread because my contextual "Open In Preview" has disappeared, too. I have always opened pdfs in Safari, which is fine, since I like to see if that's what I want before taking a closer look or saving to my disk. But I NEVER read pdfs in Safari, since Preview is so much more capable.


    So, what happened to the "Open in Preview"? I really want it back.

  • 17. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    John Newell Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks silvermoonbeam. I'm on 10.6.8 and finally found the file. Opened in TextWrangler and typed in false. It seems to work. I had downloaded Schubert, which also worked, but more slowly. Should I delete that now?

  • 18. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    silvermoonbeam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm glad that worked for you! I actually don't know anything about the Schubert plugin and only heard about it from these Apple discussions. If there's nothing else it's doing for you, then, yes, I'd go ahead and delete it.

  • 19. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    tcp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    For me, once I had removed the adobe/reader extensions, the trick for getting back the contextual menu option was to go into the safari prefs and under the general tab, selecting "open 'safe' files after downloading" – for me, at least, while that's unchecked, my contextual menu option for opening in preview is gone. (note, I had to reload my 'test' pdf to see the contextual menu item after enabling that pref).


    Now, there are security ramifications for enabling that option, so be mindful/do your homework before enabling it, but it may well solve your contextual menu troubles...

  • 20. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    silvermoonbeam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found that if I have selected nothing in the Safari-displayed PDF and right-click, I do not get the "Open in Preview" option in the contextual menu. But if I select a word in the PDF, or click the cursor in the document, then I do get the "Open in Preview" option. It took some exprimeting to figure it out. It looks like Apple changed this behavior slightly in Safari 5.1.

  • 21. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    danfromjacksonville beach Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I bought a Mac so I didn't have to learn to debug a computer.  Does anyone know when Apple is going to fix this basic problem of not being able to read pdfs in Safari.  Seems like a simple patch that a tech could fix in an hour.

  • 22. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    L Rider Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much this worked for me. I am not too tech so your detailed instructions were very helpful.


    Oddly the problem occuerd on my iMac when updating to lion 10.7.2........but not on my 2 MacBook puties. Very strange. I started to downlaod pdfs on the smaller puties and then move to the big iMac, what a hassle.


    Much appreciated!!

  • 23. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    767flymac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have been haviing the same problem and found the solution. Just delete the Adobe plugin in Safar. Here its the link:  http://macs.about.com/od/usingyourmac/qt/safariplugin.htm  . This solved the problem and I can open PDFs in Safari.



  • 24. Re: Display of PDFs in 5.1?
    philfromhampshire Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did what you suggested, but I had to remove the Quicktime plug-in (QuickTime Plugin.plugin) from the Library; Internet plug-ins. If you read the discription of this plug-in (when you go to Safari>Help>Installed Plug-ins) it states that this is to read .pdf in QT. However, in doing so, I can no longer listen to .mp3 on-line—instead they are downloaded. SO, I think I'll re-install the plug-in and use Chrome when I want to view .pdfs on-line.

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