[OS X TeX] Safari, TeXShop, TeXLive +PDF

Adam R. Maxwell amaxwell at mac.com
Wed Jul 29 10:06:04 EDT 2009

On Jul 29, 2009, at 7:01 AM, André Bellaïche wrote:

> On my Imac, Safari is very very long for displaying pdf files (more  
> than one minute for a 2 pages LaTeX-originated file), while with  
> Firefox, the displaying is quasi instantaneous.
> It seems that Safari uses an internal pdf-displayer, while Firefox  
> first downloads the file, then opens it with Preview. Could it be  
> possible that the slowness of Safari be caused by the changes in  
> ghostscript, etc. made when installing TeXShop or TeXLive?

Very unlikely.  Safari/WebKit will use Apple's PDF libraries, which  
know nothing of ghostscript.

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