Curse Acrobat Reader! Safari problem

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by wheezy, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. wheezy macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    So I installed Adobe Acrobat as I needed the actual reader for something, and somehow it became the default reader for Safari. I've since un-installed Acrobat Reader cause I don't need it, but now Safari won't open up PDF's in the window because it's trying to use Acrobat to open them up.

    I get a window asking me to locate Acrobat, or an appropriate reader, and it will not allow me to select Preview. HELP! How do I turn that off? I can't find it anywhere in Safari Preferences... maybe I just need to delete that file, but I'd lose all my bookmarks, etc right?
     
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  3. wheezy thread starter macrumors 65816

    wheezy

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    THANKS!

    "To still retain Acrobat as an app, but to use the built-in PDF viewing functionality in Safari simply find the following directory:

    Main HD > Library > Internet Plug-Ins

    Within that folder should be a file similar to "AdobePDF". Just delete/move it to another folder and restart Safari. Next time you want to view a PDF, it will use the built-in preview, while you will still be able to save the PDF and then open it in Acrobat."

    That's the last entry on the first page.
     

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