rhatta

[TIP] Disabling Adobe's PDF plugin in Safari

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When using Safari, I noticed that for some PDFs, for example this one

 

http://tinyurl.com/qm4ry8

 

, Adobe's PDF viewer plug-in causes the entire browser to hang for almost exactly 60 seconds. I don't know what's in the PDF & plug-in that triggers this symptom, but it can be disabled. (But not from the browser's GUI.) To disable:

 

1. Open either Adobe Reader (free) or Adobe Acrobat (pay, still freezes browser)

2. Go to Preferences (cmd-,)

3. Go to Internet

4. Uncheck the checkbox that appears to the left of "Display PDF in browser using: [pulldown list for Adobe products]"

5. Press OK

6. Quit browser

 

Afterwards, PDFs should be displayed instantaneously in Safari using Preview.

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Alternatively, you can delete the Adobe PDF plugin from /Library/Internet Plug-ins/

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Alternatively, you can delete the Adobe PDF plugin from /Library/Internet Plug-ins/

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i was having trouble disabling Adobe pdf as well. but i am also looking for an alternative pdf viewer plugin, any suggestions?

thank you in advance.

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Just open with Preview!

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