6 Replies Latest reply: May 31, 2012 6:51 PM by Carolyn Samit
baffledfromma Level 1 Level 1

How do I open pdf docs in Safari 5.1.5?  Online suggestions have not worked.


Mac Pro
Solved by Carolyn Samit on May 31, 2012 12:33 PM Solved

Thank you!

 

So you didn't find any files like:   Adobe PDF Browser plugin (or just PDF Browser) plugin in the /Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder ??

 

If that's the case, right or control click a PDF file you have stored on the hard drive then click Get Info.

 

Click the pop up menu next to:  Open with

 

Select Safari

 

If it's not available from the menu click Other the navigate to the Applications folder then select Safari.

 

Click Change All

 

 

 

 

edited by:  cs

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Hi...

     

    We have no way of knowing which suggestions you've tried that didn't work.. ????

  • baffledfromma Level 1 Level 1

    Back up all data.

     

    In the Finder, select Go ▹ Go to Folder... from the menu bar, or press the key combinationshift-command-G. Copy the line of text below into the box that opens, and pressreturn:

     

    /Library/Internet Plug-ins

     

    From the folder that opens, remove any items that have the letters “PDF” in the name. You may be prompted for your login password. Then quit and relaunch Safari.

     

    If you still have the issue, repeat the above steps using this line:

     

    ~/Library/Internet Plug-ins

     

    If you don’t like the results of this procedure, restore the items from the backup you made before you started. Relaunch Safari again.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    Thank you!

     

    So you didn't find any files like:   Adobe PDF Browser plugin (or just PDF Browser) plugin in the /Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder ??

     

    If that's the case, right or control click a PDF file you have stored on the hard drive then click Get Info.

     

    Click the pop up menu next to:  Open with

     

    Select Safari

     

    If it's not available from the menu click Other the navigate to the Applications folder then select Safari.

     

    Click Change All

     

     

     

     

    edited by:  cs

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.applications
    Applications

    Wow. Somebody really dumb must have made that suggestion.

     

    Select Help Installed Plug-ins from the Safari menu bar. Besides the following, what plugins are listed?

     

    iPhotoPhotocast

    Java

    QuickTime

    Shockwave Flash

    WebKit built-in PDF

  • baffledfromma Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks!  You dealt at my level - not very knowledgable.

  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.safari
    Safari

    You're welcome