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I am having trouble printing from Safari. It seems to be PDFs but not all PDF. Can anyone help please?

Mac mini, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (83,990 points)
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    Aug 16, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to digitalprinter03)

    What exactly is the problem?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,380 points)
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:01 AM (in response to digitalprinter03)

    Back up all data.


    Triple-click the line of text below on this page to select it, the copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C):


    /Library/Internet Plug-ins


    In the Finder, select


    Go Go to Folder


    from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-G. Paste into the text box that opens (command-V), then press return.


    From the folder that opens, remove any items that have "Adobe" or “PDF” in the name. You may be prompted for your login password. Then quit and relaunch Safari, and test.


    The "Silverlight" web plugin distributed by Microsoft can also interfere with PDF display in Safari, so you may need to remove it as well, if it's present. The same goes for a plugin called "iGetter," and perhaps others.


    If you still have the issue, repeat with this line:


    ~/Library/Internet Plug-ins


    If you don’t like the results of this procedure, restore the items from the backup you made before you started. Relaunch Safari again.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,380 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 4:42 PM (in response to digitalprinter03)
  • C F McBlob Level 4 Level 4 (2,705 points)
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    Aug 20, 2013 10:00 PM (in response to digitalprinter03)

    The AdobePDFViewer.plugin and AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin files "regenerate" once you relaunch Safari, so you needn't worry about backing them up before trashing them.


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