4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 23, 2012 10:10 AM by kuldeepkalra
kuldeepkalra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

in Safari i am not able to view pdf pages when i open link through wed pages, i have to first save it to my desktop and then open to see the pdf files. I have another macbook where i do not have this problem. any solution to this would be great help

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (17,365 points)

    Remove Adobe PDF viewer stuff from your plugins folder.  You will find them in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins .

  • kuldeepkalra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thankyou for your response but my Internet plug-in folder is absolutely empty. the problem i am facing is that when I open and PDF link from a web page it displays a page which is totally black and then I have to right click it save it on my desktop after which i can open and read normally. I downloaded google chrome where it works absolutely normal, the problem is with Safari only.

  • VikingOSX Level 6 Level 6 (12,060 points)

    If you want to open a PDF file within Safari, you have two choices. You need to place either item 1 or items 2 in your /Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder.


    1. Apple Quartz Composer.webplugin
    2. Adobe Acrobat Reader 11 PDFViewer.plugin and AdobePDFViwerNPAPI.plugin


    Your actions are, again either item 1 or item 2:


    1. Get a copy of the Apple Quartz Composer webplugin from someone else with the same exact OS X version as you (or reinstall OS X).
      1. Place in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins
      2. Permission: 755 root:wheel
    2. Download and install the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader 11 version for OS X
      1. The installation will place the above Adobe PDF plugins in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins


    If the Apple and Adobe plug-ins co-reside, the Adobe PDF plug-in will overide the Apple Quartz Composer plugin.


    The Adobe PDF viewer has more functionality and is compatible with the latest Safari 6 releases.

  • kuldeepkalra Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you for your help, I found two plug ins in the librsry folder

    1. AdobePDFViwer.plugin and

    2. AdobePDFviwerNPAPI.plugin


    and only trashed AdobePDFviwerNPAPI.plugin and the problem was solved, now I can view PDF files online.


    thank you for your help.