Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 12:45 PM (in response to owen234)
Is this a known bug?
No. Please read this whole message before doing anything.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 6:59 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I tried both steps. The problem happens in exactly the same way when logged in as guest.
When I booted in safe mode, the problem is still there but its slightly different. Instead of
briefly showing a random page of the document in the flicker, it shows a blank page.
After a normal reboot, the problem is back in its original form.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 7:56 PM (in response to owen234)
Does this happen with all PDF's, including the ones on the page linked below?
What mode are you viewing the PDF's in -- full-screen or not, single-page or continuous, etc?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 8:33 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I tried it with ipad_user_guide.pdf and the problem happens.
There are no new console log message while I'm changing
pages in the pdf file.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 8:51 PM (in response to owen234)
When you click on a link to a PDF in Safari, it will usually open in a browser window, not in a Preview window. Are you sure that's not what's happening? If it does open in a browser window, do you get the same artifact when scrolling pages?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
80% of the time, I open the file by typing "open foo.pdf" from an xterm.
The other 20% of the time, I click on the file icon in my desktop. I use
Firefox and always save pdf files rather than view them within the browser,
so I'm pretty sure I'm always using preview directly.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to owen234)
xterm is an X11 application. Is X11 running, or do you mean a shell running in Terminal?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 11:06 AM (in response to Linc Davis)
I'm running an X11 server (XQuartz 2.7.3), so I do mean an xterm, not from Terminal.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 9, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
I think this is beyond what I'm comfortable doing to try to solve this problem. As I said in my first post, it's a minor annoyance that I can live with. I don't want to risk something going wrong in a OS X reinstall. I upgraded two iMacs that were bought a year apart and a MacBook Pro laptop to Mountain Lion and they all have the same problem, so I really suspect it's a new feature of preview. Apparently, either it doesn't bother most people or I use preview in a way that most people don't.
Having said all of that, I greatly appreciate how helpful you have been. I learned many things about OS X from your suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 6:25 AM (in response to owen234)
I have this annoying flicker too. It coincided with my upgrade from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 7:21 AM (in response to cute crow)
Here is a screen recording of the issue
or Videoblam http://videobam.com/IaiMT
The PDF is an Apple one. Preview is in Single Page mode. I am scrolling down using the down arrow. If you look closely you can see that the flicker is actually Preview displaying page 31 of the document for a millisecond as I change the pages.
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Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to cute crow)
AGGGGHHH ! I was in the middle of formating and editing that previous post when something happend and now the post is locked.
Anyway I'm sure one of the links will sork, but the embeded version isn't working.
(Imgeshack really compress the life out of it)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to owen234)
Same issue here: MBP 13" Mid 2009, 10.8.2. Preview displays incorrect pages for a milisecond when advancingpages, as shown in cute crow's video. Any solutions? I reported the issue to Apple.