4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 2:31 PM by aross0531
Hans Hutt Level 1 (0 points)

How can I see a pdf in safari? the links don't open the pdf-files.

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), My Micro is Not working
  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,897 points)

    What happens when you click a link to a PDF file?

  • Hans Hutt Level 1 (0 points)

    The browser page ( with the correct pdf URL) is and stays black. When I paste and copy into the chrome browser everything goes well (pdf is loaded, loading bar is visible and the file appears). Only with safari it doesn't work and I have the latest OS and safari version! Anything I can do?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 (192,897 points)

    Back up all data.


    Triple-click the line of text below to select it, the copy the selected text to the Clipboard (command-C):


    /Library/Internet Plug-ins


    In the Finder, select


    Go Go to Folder


    from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-G. Paste into the text box that opens (command-V), then press return.


    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, and test.


    The "Silverlight" web plugin distributed by Microsoft can also interfere with PDF display in Safari, so you may need to remove it as well, if it's present.


    If you still have the issue, repeat with 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.

  • aross0531 Level 1 (25 points)

    Open a Finder window then from the menu bar click Go > Go to Folder


    Type or copy paste the following:


    /Library/Internet Plug-Ins


    Click Go.


    If you see the:  AdobePDFViewer plugin in the Internet Plug-Ins folder, move it to the trash.


    Quit and relaunch Safari then try opening a PDF file