Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 12:01 PM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
Yes and it's a known issue with Adobe Reader 10.
You can read more here :
Currently Being ModeratedJun 20, 2012 6:33 PM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
Thank you!!!! Much appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 3:41 AM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
Thanks very much for your post Bruce.
I was sick of adobe reader always bugging me with updates when i didn't use it so i killed it with appzapper thinking that would be that. However the two plug-ins in the library/internet plug-ins folder were still there and instead of defaulting back to preview i just got a message to reinstal adobe.
After finding your post, I deleted the adobe plug-ins and preview is back and hopefully all remnants of adobe reader are gone.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 5:05 AM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
All you need to do is:
Select any PDF, while pressing the Command key along with the letter " i " key.
In the resulting window, select "Open With"
Change it from Adobe Reader to Preview.
Then select "Change All."
From then on, PDF's will open with Preview.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 6:08 AM (in response to ~Bee)
This discussion is regarding opening PDFs in Safari, not from the finder. Your info is related to finder PDFs.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 18, 2013 2:28 PM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
I found that I had to remove two files before I was "free" of Adobe's PDF Viewer:
I also found the files in the System Library folder instead of my user's library folder. You'll need an admin password to remove them.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 5:03 AM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
I have removed these plugins, but then they appear again. I notice that I cannot right click a PDF in Safari and "Open in Preview". They must get installed for each update?
So I had to remove Adobe Reader since they are changing settings. This has gone on long enough that they have had time to fix it in an update. So I must assume that it is intentional.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 6:02 PM (in response to ~Bee)
Love this solution from Bee! I can't tell you how happy this made me. I had to make Adobe the default in order to get files from financial institutions to download. But, I hate the PDF docs. I tried this and now all my new downloads and old PDF files open in Preview. Thank you!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2013 7:48 AM (in response to Annette)
Here is the instruction page from Adobe
see "Apple Safari - Disable AdobePDFViewer plug-in"
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2013 3:45 PM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
Thank you for this - exactly what I was looking for.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to Annette)
Really glad this helped you.
(Better late than never, eh?)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2013 9:39 AM (in response to ~Bee)
You are wonderful!!!
I have been cursing the Adobe Reader for the last week since I upgraded and it took over all my pdf files and it looks like crap in retina. Unlike annette, I love pdf files because they can be shared across platforms without changes in format and look great.
Many thanks again ~ Jeff in Ethiopia
Currently Being ModeratedDec 26, 2013 1:23 AM (in response to Bruce Kieffer)
I found them in the /Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder, and removed them. PDFs within Safari open with the native Preview. This is handy.