Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 10:31 AM (in response to makmacapplefan)
This worked and was easy to do. Why did this happen in the 1st place? I think in trying to fix it I probably added another pulgin thinking that was the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to makmacapplefan)
Thank you for these tips. This solution worked for me.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 6:40 PM (in response to ri130983)
makmacapplefan is officially my hero! The instructions worked perfectly. Thank you so much!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to wily55)
I am not having this problem anymore since upgrading to Mountain Lion and the latest Safari.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 8, 2012 10:53 AM (in response to Robert Arthurson)
Thanks for the post. I just looked for the plug in, trashed it and all is well!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 8:24 PM (in response to lucs24)
I'm with "Lucs24". The option to uncheck "Diplay pdfs..." was gray (not optional) when in Adobe Reader. I deleted Adobe Reader...no improvement. I deleted Flash...nothing. I'm done with reading the five pages of people posting as it requires too much patience sifting through cheers and thanks to find a solution. Constructive suggestions?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 9:21 AM (in response to Robert Arthurson)
Worked for me as well! Seems Soundbooth CS places this plugin and deleting it fixed my Safari 'blank PDF' issue when viewing PDFs in browser.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 4, 2013 9:35 AM (in response to geologyjoel)
Add me to the list of unfortunate ones. The offending AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin was never visible in either Library, even before I deleted Adobe Reader 10.1.3. Despite this, A viewing of Safari/Help/Installed Plugins clearly shows the plugin to be installed - a total mystery to me. After removing Reader and any associated files, I rebooted the Mac and attempted to read a .pdf in Safari and was again confronted with the same message as Lucs24 above. I am running Safari 6.03, OSX 10.8.2 and Preview 6.01. I've viewed every forum I can find and have yet to come up with a solution. Thanks in advance to anyone who might assist.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 4:38 PM (in response to ri130983)
I am having the same problem as JimTN. My problem started two days ago. I use Acrobat Pro 9. I get a black screen when trying to view a PDF in the browser. Any advice would be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 28, 2013 5:39 PM (in response to pjarrett3)
I finally fixed it by finding the AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin referred to in this discussion and in related ones, then deleting it. My "error" was in looking where other posters said to look! There are usually two copies of this plugin - One in Library/Application Support/Internet Plugins and the other somewhere else (forgot the usual location posters have pointed to). I found it by searching the computer for anything named Adobe and for anything with the file extension .plugin. For reasons unknown to me the exact filename and extension didn't locate the file. Once I found the second copy, I deleted it and all was fine. I then proceeded to delete Adobe reader, and since then have explored the capabilities of Preview, an excellent, full-featured pdf program. Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader will never visit my Mac again. Ever. In short, find all copies of the offending plugin and get rid of them and you should be fine.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2013 11:47 PM (in response to dba2271)
Thank you that worked, just upgraded to Mountain Lion and this fix worked. Weird before I kept seeing this viewer and did not know why!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 11, 2013 3:11 PM (in response to pjarrett3)
Have a look on this:
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 4:56 AM (in response to xairbusdriver)
it work for me and thxs.But I wanna make it short :
You can follow these two methods:
1, the Terminal command to restore that capabilty is:
defaults write com.apple.Safari -bool false
2, You can also make this change by opening the com.apple.Safari.plist in ~/Library/Preferences by using a TEXT editor (not TextEdit or Word or Pages!) like TextWrangler or Plist editor. Then, search for something like "WebKitOmitPDFSupport" and you should find only one occurance looking similar to this:
if you didn't find WebKitOmitPDFSupport. don't worry, you can just write a new one named WebKitOmitPDFSupport and value is True.
And move AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin and AdobePDFViewer.pluginto folder /Library/Internet Plug-Ins (Disabled)
Reopen Safari, you will find it can open pdf by safari's tool building-in.