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safari, pdf no longer opening

Apr 13, 2012 7:34 PM

Tags: #safari #10.1.3

Safari v. 5.1.5

Adobe Reader v. 10.1.3

Mac O S X 10.6.8


After updating Adobe Reader to 10.1.3, pdf's are no longer visible in Safari, just a black screen.


Tried one suggestion: removed two plugins from Library/Internet plugins.

AdobePDFViewer.plugin and AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin


Relaunched Safari. Tried viewing a pdf in Safari and they were visible.


And then reinstalled Adobe Reader 10.1.3.

Relaunched Safari and tried to view a pdf, didn't work, black screen.


Removed the two plugins again, relaunced Safari, can view some pdfs. Some are question marks.


What are the negative consequences of leaving these two plugins out of the Library?

Do I have the wrong version of Adobe Reader?

How and what do I have to do to return to before updating Adobe Reader in the first place?

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    Apr 14, 2012 12:23 AM   in reply to 30261
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    Jun 18, 2012 10:34 AM   in reply to 30261

    SOLUTION: This is how I fixed this.


    1. On your HD/ LIBRARY/ Internet Plug-Ins
      1. Delete the AdobePDF file(s) I had 2
    2. Reinstall Acrobat Reader [Acroboat Reader 10.1.3]
    3. Get Info from the Safari application [command+i]
      1. Applications/ Safari.
      2. check the "Open in 32-Bit Mode"


    PDF's in Firefox and Safari should now work.


    Mac OS X.7.4

    Safari 5.1.7

    Firefox 13.0.1

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