3056 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 27, 2008 7:02 PM by 9ft
Mac OS X can open pdf files fine without Adobe's bloatware, they open by default in TextEdit - the whole of OS X's display system is actually based around pdf technology so it's easy for the system to integrate pdf tools. There are alternative tools available on MacUpdate but for reading TextEdit is fine.
wmv files should be opened with the Flip4Mac Quicktime plugin, Microsoft no longer support their own player on Mac and even supply the F4M plugin from their own download pages.
For Stuffit files (which are thankfully much rarer these days) I'd use The Unarchiver instead of Allume's fat cat.
To fix the other problem you could try changing your download location in Safari preferences, General - it may be that the location you are downloading to has the problem. You can pick anywhere you like just to test it out.
Brilliant! Thank you so much for your speedy answers to my questions!!
My inability to download files was my biggest, most pressing problem and your suggestion resolved the problem instantly. Instead of having Safari download to the Desktop I created a new folder within my Home folder and now files download to the new folder without issue. What a relief!! (Not really sure why files suddenly will no longer download to the Desktop, but that doesn't matter because the new location works fine and is a better location for new downloads anyway.)
Yes, .pdf files open great with TextEdit, the Flip4Mac Quicktime plugin works great for the .wmv files, and The Unarchiver was another great suggestion. All a great help, thank you again! I really appreciate it.