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  • orlando123 Calculating status...
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    Dec 30, 2012 9:29 AM (in response to Harpo Marx)

    This answer has helped completely.

    Thank you

  • Axtremus Calculating status...
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    Feb 22, 2013 7:49 AM (in response to Harpo Marx)

    Hello, of the two PDF reader plug-ins, I prefer to keep one and remove the other as follows:

     

    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin <== I REMOVE this one

    AdobePDFViewer.plugin <== I KEEP this one

     

    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin (the one I remove) is the one that comes with Adobe Acrobat Reader. I remove it because it does not seem capable of supporting the new Retina displays. When displaying text, it shows all sorts of ugly edges and alising artifacts.

     

    AdobePDFViewer.plugin (the one I keep) is the one supplied by Apple, Inc. This one handles the Retina displays just fine. Texts are displayed crisply and beatifully. Also, it seems more "light-weight" than Adobe's plug-in.

     

    There are certain things that Adobe Acrobat Reader's plug-in can do that Apple, Inc's plug-in cannot ... but I find that if I ever need to do any of those things, I would invariably much prefer to do them in the actual Preview application or Adobe Acrobat Reader application instead of trying to make-do inside a web browser. So I just do not have a reason to keep Adobe's AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin around. I wish Adobe would stop making their plug-in the overiding/default whenever Adobe Acrobat Reader is updated ... it's just very annoying that I have to manually remove its plugin after every update.

  • M_Droz Calculating status...
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    Apr 1, 2013 6:09 PM (in response to Axtremus)

     

     

    AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin (the one I remove) is the one that comes with Adobe Acrobat Reader. I remove it because it does not seem capable of supporting the new Retina displays. When displaying text, it shows all sorts of ugly edges and alising artifacts.

     

    AdobePDFViewer.plugin (the one I keep) is the one supplied by Apple, Inc. This one handles the Retina displays just fine. Texts are displayed crisply and beatifully. Also, it seems more "light-weight" than Adobe's plug-in.

    How do you know that the AdobePDFViewer.plugin is supplied by Apple? When I get the info on the plugin it supplies the copyright info as "Adobe® Acrobat® 11.0.02, ©1984-2012 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved." I would assume that the Preview PDF viewer, would have copyright info matching Apple's.

     

    EDIT: The preview app has teh copyright info "6.0.1, Copyright 2002-2012 Apple Inc"

     

    Also, after deleting both plugins, safari displays PDFs with Preview... Can you back up your claim about AdobePDFViewer.plugin?

  • Abigail111 Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2013 2:32 AM (in response to Harpo Marx)

    Hi,i've used to create a pdf document viewer to view pdf.But i gave up it since yesterday.Then i install a safari,and imeet the same question.It would be nice to view pdf by safari .

  • WalkerSEK Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2013 7:18 AM (in response to Harpo Marx)

    I prefer to download pdf files and open with Preview. It's too slow opening them in Safari.

  • BeccaC213 Calculating status...
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    Sep 4, 2013 5:46 PM (in response to Harpo Marx)

    I tried everything and the only solution that worked for me was deleting the two Adobe plug in files. You can still chose to open them in Adobe Reader (by clicking the bar at the bottom of the page) for functionality.

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