No option to save PDF directly from Safari

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by MadTester, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. MadTester macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2012
    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? :(
  2. 007bond macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    DFW, Texas
    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".
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    You can't right-click on the link to the pdf and select "Download linked file"?
  4. McGordon macrumors member

    Dec 28, 2010
    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.
  5. dakwar macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2010
    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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  6. fhall1 macrumors 68040


    Dec 18, 2007
    (Central) NY State of mind
    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.
  7. MadTester thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 24, 2012
    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.... :D

    On another note... 'Empty Cache' shortcut is no longer around or in the menu option :( hey ho.. such is life i guess.
  8. andiwm2003 macrumors 601


    Mar 29, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Good point. At least they use a 3.5inch floppy and not a 5 1/4. But what would they use now? A cloud?
  9. jlc1978 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2009
    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.
  10. densonsmith macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2016
    Hover near the bottom of the page to bring up the menu was very non-obvious, thanks for the answer. Many sites with academic papers use Javascript links to prevent bots from mass downloading all the articles. It is usually impossible to right click and do "download as" on these sites.
  11. Digger148 macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2010
    On another note... 'Empty Cache' shortcut is no longer around or in the menu option :( hey ho.. such is life i guess.[/QUOTE]

    Don't forget that you can create then assign your own keyboard shortcuts for applications using the Keyboard preference pane inside System Preferences.
  12. dholaday macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2009
    Empty Cache is available in the 'develop' menu. so is the shortcut [option command shift e].
  13. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014

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