Safari and opening pfd files

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  1. MacRacer macrumors regular

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    I had a friend who installed Adobe Reader 9 onto my Mac which I didn't want. I went and got rid of the programs from my mac. Now I have an issue with opening PDF files in Safari, and ask me to find Adobe Reader. How to I turn Safari around to open PDF files in Preview program, like it did before my friend screwed it up.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    There is an Adobe plugin somewhere in Safari's plugin folder, but I can't remember the specific folder yet ...
     
  3. Mr.Noisy macrumors 65816

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    Use spotlight to locate the Adobe reader files, Try looking in Library/Application Support
    plus there will be a adobe folder somewhere in either system library or user library.

    then on the PDF get info .> open with > preview and set back to default
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    HD > Library > Internet Plug-Ins

    Delete AdobePDF
     
  5. MacRacer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I went to the HD, then to the Library folder, then I went into the Internet Plug-Ins and found a file called AdobePDFViewer.plugin...... I removed that file and I am back to using the Preview that was already in my Mac. It is much faster than the Adobe Reader program. I thank you r.j.s for helping me with this problem. :D:apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::apple::D
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No problem, that's why we're here.
     
  7. mach42006 macrumors member

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    I have a similar problem. Unlike the OP, I have the Adobe Creative Suite (or something like that) on my computer, and it includes Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional. I'm in college, so I'm always opening PDF files for lecture notes, etc. I was a long-time Firefox user, but recently decided to switch back over to Safari. Now when I open PDF files, it always opens them in a Safari window (i don't know if it has to do with Adobe Acrobat or not). When I click on a PDF file in Safari, I want it to open in Preview like Firefox did, and not the Safari window. It takes about 3 times longer to open a PDF in Safari as it does to open it in Preview.

    I already did what another poster recommended: I went into HD > Library > Internet Plugins, and I deleted the PDF viewer plugin, and for some reason my pdfs continue to open in Safari. Secondly, my default program for opening PDFs saved to my computer is Preview.

    Basically, I would like to be able to go to a course website, click on a PDF file, and have it download and open in Preview. Do you have any other ideas that might work? Or any ideas why the other solution may not have worked?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Preview is the default viewer for Safari.

    The reason it takes longer is because the pdf must download before Safari opens it.

    I don't think there is anyway to make pdf files open directly in Preview from links.
     

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