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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2012
    Can't open PDF files on macbook
    Hi all,
    I recently upgraded the OS on my Macbook to OS X 10.7.4. I can not open any PDFs in either Firefox or Safari. I've downloaded Adobe Reader twice but nothing works. Does anyone have a work around for this problem?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Jul 15, 2009
    In front of MY MAC OR LINUX BOX
    Mac Pro Workstation Airport Extreme ATV 2 Ipad
    No Safari neither Firefox it self can open PDF files .
    But Preview can .

  3. #3

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    Oct 19, 2008
    2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)
    Safari can open PDFs with its built-in PDF viewer. However, Adobe Reader installs its own plugin which supersedes Safari's PDF functionality if it is selected in Reader's preferences. Firefox has never had native support for PDFs (a plugin is in the works though) and it can't use Reader's plugin.

    What happens when you try to open a PDF in Safari?
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jun 11, 2012
    Can't open PDFs
    Safari doesn't work either.

  5. #5

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    The Adobe Reader may have removed or replaced Safari's ability to display PDF files within the browser. Try removing Adobe to see if the plugin to Safari will resume working.

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