Preview App - what has changed since ML?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Saturn1217, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Saturn1217 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2008
    For all the early adopters I am curious how is the new preview app in Mavericks? It has changed (sometimes drastically) in every release of OSX (at least since 10.4) and because I depend on my Mac for reading and annotating pdfs for work it is very important to me.

    So just curious if there are any changes.

    In particular

    1) Is the skeumorphic highlighter texture (looks like a physical highlighter going over a rough piece of paper) gone now? - introduced in ML.

    2) Can you choose custom highlighter colors (I find the apple default ones ugly and dull) - You could do this in Lion and earlier but was removed in ML.

    3) Can you properly view annotations and notes in Mavericks that were made in ML or earlier versions of the preview app.

    4) This will sound weird but when you scroll through a pdf using just arrow keys (not the trackpad) does each keypress cause a small (like ML) or large (like Lion) jump in scrolling down the page. I was so happy that ML fixed this back to the way it had always been (Lion was irritating) and I'm hoping Apple hasn't unfixed it.

    Screenshots are welcome!

    I would figure this out myself but I've been instructed by work NOT to upgrade to mavericks yet because IT says it isn't working properly with our servers. And I am curious about the little things most people don't cover in the reviews.
  2. zub3qin macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2007
    I'd also be interested to know what is new. I couldn't find anything online.
  3. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    For one, it no longer works at all with files over 100mb. Even on my iMac with 32GB of RAM it crashes.

    They also changed how bookmarks are handled, the bookmark menu is missing.
  4. denisb1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    preview app

    After upgrading to Mavericks, "preview app" no longer works. I would hate to go to Adobe Reader as my main PDF reader.
  5. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    My MacBook Air complete died on me last night so had to re-install ML. Preview App is now not working in ML with same errors as it had in Mavericks.
  6. denisb1 macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    OK here it is folks!!! I installed 10.9 right after it became available on the 22nd and it refused to run Calendar, Contacts, Maps, Ibooks, Appstore, software update and many others. At times the icons in the dock would disappear. To make a long story short, I reinstalled 2 more times with the same result and it wasn't until Wednesday afternoon when I reinstalled a third time that everything worked perfectly.
    The only thing that I can attribute to this difficulty is corrupt downloads probably due to overburdened servers. So what do i know!!!!!
  7. caligomez macrumors regular


    Feb 8, 2011
    San Juan, PR
    For one thing, I can't find the option in "edit" to crop out a custom form. This is driving me insane.. No instant alpha either.. I used that a lot with certain images that I wanted transparent backgrounds..

    Any idea how I can access those features in Mavericks?
  8. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Sep 18, 2013
    1) No. Still skeumorphic.

    2) No.

    3) Yes.

    4) Scrolling using the arrow keys moves it line by line (small), so they've retained the ML behavior.


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