4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2011 5:00 AM by Sunny Bains
cougar001 Level 1 (0 points)
How do I open a PDF File inside Safari? All I get is a dark grey screen. I know adobe doesn't support the 64bit version of Safari. Is there another option?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 (102,820 points)

    Go here for instructions. http://www.ehow.com/how2033328view-pdf-files.html

  • Karel B Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here.

    From that link above I get:

    +(A) View a PDF File With Safari+
    +1 Go to a Web page that displays a PDF link.+
    +2 Click on the link. Safari will open up the PDF file into your Safari window.+
    +3 View the contents of the PDF file by scrolling down the page.+

    +(B) Download a PDF File+
    +1 Open up Safari and go to a Web page that offers a link to a PDF file.+
    +2 Hold down the 'Control' button and click on the PDF link in the Web page (or right-click if you have the right kind of mouse).+
    +3 Choose the option 'Download Linked File' from the pull down menu that appears. This will download the file directly to your desktop.+

    +(C) Open a PDF File in Preview+
    +1 Open up a PDF file in your browser window.+
    +2 Hold down the 'Control' button and click anywhere on the PDF document in the Safari window.+
    +3 Choose the option 'Open File with Preview.app' from the pull down menu.+

    A - doesn't work. I get a grey screen. Sometimes it asks which prog I want to use and then have to navigate to Reader. But, unlike Windows, it never remembers that choice!

    B - it often doesn't download a thing. And the rest of that workaround is a ridiculous thing to have to do every time you want to view a .pdf file!

    C - oh please...
  • Martin Joseph Level 2 (225 points)
    I have this same issue with 10.6.6 on a macbook pro. Very annoying. I am pretty sure it use to work right.

    I am open to any ideas on how to go about making this work again?

  • Sunny Bains Level 1 (5 points)
    I'm another one whose been having the same problem. I've used Safari's PDF plugin for ages and not had problems. Suddenly I'm having to download with FireFox. Anyone know of a way that I can tell Safari to just download the thing and open in Preview instead? That would be MUCH better...