I am running Mac OS v 10.5.8 and it suddenly stopped displaying PDFs that are opened via web links. All I see is a grey screen with the file title.pdf at the top, no error message. Has anyone experienced this or aware of a fix? Soooooo frustrating.
you probably have updated Safari lately.
Safari should be able to open the pdf webpage on it's own.
What helps most of the time is throwing out the Adobe pdf plugin if it is there.
Quit Safari (from the menu),
Go to HDD/Library/Internet Plugins and move the Adobe pdf plugin to the desktop,
Go to Users/yourname/Library/Internet Plugins and move the Adobe pdf plugin (if it is there) to the desktop,
If that solved your problem, delete the Adobe pdf plugin from the desktop to the Trash Bin, empty the Trash Bin.