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Can't copy text in a preview-document opened in Safari.

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tiba Calculating status...
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Apr 16, 2012 6:28 AM

Since the last upgrade of safari (I think) I can't copy text in a preview document opened in Safari. Can I adjust anything in the preferences or is there any other solution to get the normal behaviour back?

Safari, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)
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    Apr 16, 2012 6:40 AM (in response to tiba)

    Quit Safari.


    Open the Library folder in your home folder as follows:


    If running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, hold down the option key and select Go ▹ Library from the Finder menu bar.


    If running an older version of Mac OS X, select Go ▹ Go to Folder… from the Finder menu bar and enter “~/Library” (without the quotes) in the text box that opens.


    Delete the following items from the Library folder:




    Preferences/QuickTime Preferences


    Relaunch Safari and test.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)
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    Apr 16, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to tiba)

    Does that mean you couldn't delete the files, or you did delete them and there was no change?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)
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    Apr 16, 2012 10:38 AM (in response to tiba)

    Please give more details of the problem. What kind of content are you having a problem with, and what exactly happens when you try to view it?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,850 points)
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    Apr 17, 2012 6:13 AM (in response to tiba)

    In the Finder, select Go ▹ Go to Folder... from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-G. Copy the line of text below into the box that opens, and press return:


    /Library/Internet Plug-ins/AdobePDFViewer.plugin


    If a Finder window opens with that item selected, delete it, then quit and relaunch Safari. Otherwise post again.

  • ModestoTish Calculating status...

    Hi Linc. I've tried all of the above to no avail. I rely heavily on the ability to copy from a web-based database generated PDF into a separate web-based database.


    When the (cfm) PDF opens in Safari, I can copy once, and paste, but then, once I paste, I am unable to copy new PDF info from a different report. It continues to paste from the first copy action. Whatever this new functionality is, it really has thrown my workflow into a tailspin. Copying and pasting from Safari PDFs used to be so painless.


    Running Safari 6.0.3 on Mac OS 10.7.5


    I also recently upgraded Adobe CS which included Acrobat X (10.1.6)


    I completed all of the above suggestions. I would like to revert to a mode wherein Acrobat is not meddling in my Safari activity.


    Any insights would be heeded. Thanks!

  • ModestoTish Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oops - fixed it myself. Was looking in my personal applications file, instead of the system file. Thanks anyway!


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