[OS X TeX] Prevent Acrobat Reader From Opening Files?
colingwest at mac.com
Fri Oct 28 16:24:17 EDT 2005
When it happened to me I closed Adobe and dragged the file name onto
the Preview icon. It hasn't happened since.
On Oct 28, 2005, at 2:07 PM, Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
> On 10/28/05, Adam Maxwell <amaxwell at mac.com> wrote:
>> On Friday, October 28, 2005, at 10:16AM, Jung-Tsung Shen
>> <jushen at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I am annoyed by the fact that Acrobat Reader(AR) tries to open some
>>> PDFs. I already UNchecked the option "Display the PDF in browser
>>> Acrobat Reader" in the Preferences of Acrobat Reader's. But
>>> AR has a its own mind and RE-check that option itself. This has
>>> happens several times.
>>> A while ago, BibDesk got crashed exactly due to AR ...
>> Yes, I had to disable plugin loading in BibDesk and TCOBrowser
>> because of Adobe Reader. <remainder of rant deleted>
>>> Does anyone know a way to prevent AR from opening PDFs? I still want
>>> to keep the program in my laptop. However, if it's impossible to
>>> it behave, maybe to delete completely is the only way to go -- in
>>> case, how do I remove AR completely?
>> Since I need AR occasionally for filling out forms, after
>> installing it I went into Safari's bundle and removed its plugin
>> stuff (the Frameworks directory). I then opened up AR's bundle
>> and removed the plugin stuff from there so it could no longer
>> "heal" itself, otherwise it keeps reinstalling this crap. I think
>> there's also a plugin in /Library somewhere that you have to delete.
>> YMMV; this is all unsupported, unrecommended, and may render
>> things unusable.
>> I continue to find it unbelievable that a commercial software
>> company uses such dirty hacks as modifying Safari's bundle. I use
>> input managers to do similar things (I wrote one), but at least
>> you have to choose to install those, and you can easily remove
>> them. I'm surprised MacInTouch hasn't written this up as a virus.
> Herb, Justin, Stefano, and Adam,
> Thanks for all the very helpful reply. I have managed to delete the
> plug-in. Hope this prevents it from acting up again. :-)
> Hasn't Adobe realized this trick only causes troubles but nothing
> else? Geez.
> Also, I posted at BibDesk as well cause I thought BibDesk users would
> be interested as well, and they might have run into the more serious
> problem as I did ... but I will refrain from cross-posting then.
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