[OS X TeX] Acrobat Reader 7

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Mon Jan 10 06:38:32 EST 2005

On 10 jan 2005, at 12:20, Peter Dyballa wrote:

> Am 10.01.2005 um 10:58 schrieb Bruno Voisin:
>> Then you'll notice the Adobe Reader's plugin has been reset as 
>> Safari's default plugin for PDF files. Whether this is a bug or an 
>> intentional imperialistic behaviour, I don't know. I imagine this is 
>> a bug, because the corresponding item in the Internet preference 
>> panel only offers the choice "Adobe Reader 7.0.0" and does not see 
>> the other PDF visualizers or plugins.
> It's probably an imperialistic feature -- as the size in which Acrobat 
> Reader opens on screen. But what is this  'Internet preference panel'? 
> Is it MisFox or something different?

Yup, bloody annoying. As to the size: the only option it to go full 
screen, as not checking that will leavt the bottom of your windows off 
screen. Aargh.

Here are the instructions to remove the pdf plug-in (and it shall not 

- Open AdobeReader 7
- Open the preferences (cmd-K)
- Select the "Internet" tab
- uncheck "Display PDF in browser ..."
- uncheck (pretty much everyting on that tab).
- Quit the reader.
- In the Finder, open /Library/Internet Plug-Ins and drag the PDFviewr 
to the trash.
- Start Adober Reader once more
- You might get a dialogue that ask you if you'd like to install the 
pdf viewer plugin for Safari. Uncheck that one, and check the box that 
you don't want any further messages of the kind.
- Install any other plugin to handle PDF in Safari, or don't install 
any at all (my preferred solution).

> At least Firefox seems to be resistant against Adobe's PDF Plugin (as 
> Netscape and Mozilla too, and OmniWeb has only one comment for it: 
> invalid, but Shiira seems to be infected too).

Hey, I never said it was easy ...


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