11 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2010 9:40 AM by GregCAZ
Right or control click a PDF file, then click: Get Info
In the Get Info window click the pop up menu next to: Open with;
If Adobe Reader is not available from the list click Other. Navigate to your Applications folder and select Adobe Acrobat Reader, then click: Change All.
Also, from the Safari Menu Bar click Safari/Preferences then select the General tab.
Make sure: Open "safe" files after downloading is ticked.
Thanks you. This allows Reader to open the pdf if I download it to my computer. Safari does not open pdf files within the browser. I am going to check several other sites to make sure the issue is not with the site I am using, though several sites have not allowed viewing of linked pdf files within the Safari Browser. It is many more steps to download and view rather than just seeing the file/document in the browser, and then If I don't want to keep the file I have to delete it.
Ever since updating to 4.0.5 (via Software Update), Safari no longer opens pdf files. I've instructed the Finder to open all pdfs with Preview (cannot abide Adobe products); set Safari prefs to open "safe" downloads. While searching various support forums, I've noticed similar complaints going back to 2006.
Moreover, this problem with Safari has plagued 10.6 since its release, and it's ongoing. And Apple seems oblivious to it...
State o' the art computing on this beautiful iMac... It's 2010 and Safari can't handle PDFs.
I just tested several additional sites with pdf files/documents. Safari fails 100% to open these in browser window, though they can be downloaded. Firefox opens these in a browser window. Wish someone could help explain why this is happening. Safari worked fine in previous versions, but not sure when this problem begin (which version/upgrade).
This is driving me nuts as well
I have deleted the adobe pdf plugin from both my home and root
I have re-started safari (even tried 32 bit mode)
I have re-started the computer
I have tried dragging pdf files to the safari icon
Safari simply refuses to open pdf's in the window.
mac os x 10.5.8
The solution for me is here
jumping to it ...
4. Enter this command in Terminal, press Enter, then quit Terminal:
+*defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool false*+
Restart Safari and try dragging a PDF file from your Mac directly into an open browser window; it should render without any problems.
I changed to 32 bit mode and Safari opened a few pdfs, but not all of them. Switched back to 64 bit mode and no pdfs open. I don't like having to switch modes back and forth and this does not always work. I just use Firefox for pdfs though I generally prefer Safari as my prime browser. Must be a fatal flaw in the Safari Browser which Apple should fix ASAP.
Adobe does not support a 64 bit Adobe Reader plugin for Snow Leopard. Here is a link to Adobe's TechNote on the issue http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/509/cpsid_50983.html . Safari must be changed to 32 bit mode for the Adobe Reader plugin to work. The best advice is to leave Safari in 64 bit mode and use Preview to view PDFs. If you must use Adobe Reader in the browser window switch to 32 bit mode or use a plugin for Firefox( I have tried it not a real good solution ).