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

David Watson dewatson at me.com
Wed Jul 29 11:28:00 EDT 2009

On Jul 29, 2009, at 10:12 AM, André Bellaïche 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?

 From my experience, TeXShop is installed in /Applications/TeX/ and  
TeXLive is installed in /usr/local/texlive with a symbolic link in / 
usr that points to the distribution in use at the moment.
Neither of these places would be used by Apple, so there is no  
likelihood of the system libraries being trounced.

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