how to prevent safari from opening pdf's in safari

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  1. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

    biohazard6969

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    hey, i want to know if theres a way to disable the feature that open's pdf's in safari, i want them to download and open in preview becuase it is way too confusing in safari, i don't knwo how to zoom in and out or anything

    thanks
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    There is a way to force Safari to download pdfs, but I don't remember it and I'm too lazy to search MR and macosxhints right now.

    But you can do much by ctrl/right-clicking the pdf in Safari, like zooming in/out, open in Preview etc from the context menu:
     

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  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  4. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    When you find a link with .PDF on the end, just hold down the Option key when you click on it. Then it will be downloaded rather than opened in Safari.
     
  5. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to do the opposite

    I installed Adobe Reader... long story.

    I deleted it, and now Safari won't show PDF's.

    How can I get that functionality back? Does anyone know? Thanks!
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The other thing you can do, if you want to, is to install the Schubert-It plug-in for PDFs anyway. They'll still show up inline, but you get the toolbar, which makes it easier, and in particular has a button for launch-in-Preview. Although I uninstalled it and use the built-in feature...it's a preference thing. It might be a good compromise for you. :)
     
  7. corywoolf macrumors 65816

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