[OS X TeX] Safari, TeXShop, TeXLive

Themis Matsoukas tmatsoukas at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 17:08:03 EDT 2009

I don't have this problem if I drop a pdf directly onto safari (the  
pdf must be saved on the computer). I tried it with a 150-page pdf  
made in latex and it opened very fast. The slowdown must be due to the  
communication with server rather than by safari's pdf displayer. I am  
using safari Version 4.0.2 (5530.19) on a 2.8 GH iMac.


On Jul 29, 2009, at 6:22 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?
> I use TeXLive 2008.
> Thanks for any help.
> André Bellaïche
> Université Paris 7

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