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Old Jul 26, 2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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No option to save PDF directly from Safari

Hi all,

With the Safari update I've noticed that now if I want to save a pdf I am viewing online, I have to open it in 'Preview' first and then save it..... Has the function (i.e. the little menu at the base of the safari window giving you the options to print, save, magnify) been completely eradicated?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi all,

With the Safari update I've noticed that now if I want to save a pdf I am viewing online, I have to open it in 'Preview' first and then save it..... Has the function (i.e. the little menu at the base of the safari window giving you the options to print, save, magnify) been completely eradicated?
I'm not aware of the function you are referring to. But, to save a page as a PDF from Safari, go to File->Print (or press Cmd+P), click "PDF", and then click "Save As PDF".
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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You can't right-click on the link to the pdf and select "Download linked file"?
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:29 AM   #4
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All the old methods of saving a PDF are there as far as I can see. You can still use "Save As..." from the file menu, right-click on the link to download the file, or use those icons at the bottom of the page you mentioned - click the right hand one to save the PDF to your downloads folder.
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Safari 6.0, PDF viewed in Safari, mouse hovered over bottom centre of screen, brings pop up menu. The save button is the first one on the left in this menu.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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Seeing that attachment made me think...Adobe's going to have to change that icon sooner or later...I bet there's a lot of young folks out there that have no idea what that represents since they've never seen a floppy disk.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:28 AM   #7
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Seeing that attachment made me think...Adobe's going to have to change that icon sooner or later...I bet there's a lot of young folks out there that have no idea what that represents since they've never seen a floppy disk.
LOL.. yeh... the 'good old days' eh? .. I finally got once i rebooted my machine a couple of times.... Looks like my uMBP got itself into a shizzle....

On another note... 'Empty Cache' shortcut is no longer around or in the menu option hey ho.. such is life i guess.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 08:33 AM   #8
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Seeing that attachment made me think...Adobe's going to have to change that icon sooner or later...I bet there's a lot of young folks out there that have no idea what that represents since they've never seen a floppy disk.
Good point. At least they use a 3.5inch floppy and not a 5 1/4. But what would they use now? A cloud?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 01:14 PM   #9
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Seeing that attachment made me think...Adobe's going to have to change that icon sooner or later...I bet there's a lot of young folks out there that have no idea what that represents since they've never seen a floppy disk.
I doubt it - we use many icons and conventions the have no relation to their actual original use - starting with the return key, dodge and burn symbols in photo apps, etc. Once people get used to a convention the history behind it is largely irrelevant.
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