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

Maxwell, Adam R adam.maxwell at pnl.gov
Wed Jul 29 11:30:00 EDT 2009

On 07/29/09 08:12, "André Bellaïche" <abellaic at math.jussieu.fr> wrote:

> Le 29 juil. 09 à 16:06, Adam R. Maxwell a écrit :
>> 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.
> Don't you yhink that installing TeXShop or TeXLive may alter these
> libraries?

No.  If they did, I'd remove them from my hard drive.

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