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Old Oct 30, 2007, 11:25 PM   #1
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How do I make Preview be the Default in Safari?

I have acrobat installed, and every time I view a pdf through safari, it views it with acrobat. I want it to do it with Preview instead, but I don't know how!

in other words when I'm in Safari, and I click on a link of a pdf file, I want it to display the pdf in the browser with Preview instead of acrobat.

any ideas?
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Old Oct 30, 2007, 11:33 PM   #2
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If you like Preview then why is Acrobat installed in the first place. Anyhow uninstall Acrobat then maybe Safari will give you a choice.

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Old Oct 30, 2007, 11:47 PM   #3
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If you like Preview then why is Acrobat installed in the first place. Anyhow uninstall Acrobat then maybe Safari will give you a choice.

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I didn't like the old preview for pdfs, but the new one is much better. I'm wondering how Steve Jobs did it in the keynote...
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Old Oct 31, 2007, 10:19 PM   #4
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I need Acrobat to combine documents and shrink the resolution of embedded images for web viewing. Anyways I was in the same boat and it was pissing me off, but then I stumbled on this: http://forums.macosxhints.com/archiv...p/t-41059.html
Works again!
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Old Nov 5, 2008, 05:29 PM   #5
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A much better approach may be to follow the directions found here:
http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?...70404013904547

You should be able to tell Acrobat to not open PDFs in browsers by setting a preference in Acrobat. Easy!
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