[OS X TeX] pdf in Safari et al

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Sun Jan 21 20:17:36 EST 2007

On Jan 21, 2007, at 16:54, Arthur Snoke wrote:

>> In general, applications shouldn't set this except at user request;  
>> what applications are you aware of that set this upon  
>> installation?  It may appear that a newly installed application  
>> does this, but I suspect it's often because the user hasn't  
>> explicitly specified a binding, and the most recently installed  
>> application appears to take precedence.
> I think this thread is revisiting the question I asked a few days  
> ago: after installing acrobat 8 reader, that became the default PDF  
> viewer in safari without my asking for it.  As one of you pointed  
> out, one can control the browser-pdf application in acrobat (reader  
> or regular) by going to preferences > internet.

You can configure browser plugins separately by installing or removing  
them.  It's not clear if the OP was concerned with files downloaded or  
content displayed in a browser (or what he really wants to accopmlish).

> I think I saw something like this some time ago when safari  
> preferences could control the default browser.  At that time, safari  
> was fairly primitive and I preferred something else and had trouble  
> getting my wish.

Safari preferences still can set this.  So can OmniWeb's for that  

-- adam

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