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Safari hijacked by Acrobat (revisited) Web Browsers
I hate that Safari will automatically present PDFs for viewing; every time you browse back to the page, you have wait for the document to be downloaded again; it does not persist if you disconnect from the network; etc.

While I had used the Terminal command defaults write com.apple.Safari WebKitOmitPDFSupport -bool YES with success for a long while, it apparently was broken by the recent release of Acrobat 7.0.7.

However, by navigating to /Library/Internet Plug Ins, I simply moved the (updated) AcrobatPDFViewerPlugin to the "Disabled Plug-ins" folder. Relaunched safari, and relaunched Acrobat, and it seems like the choice is respected -- now PDFs download like they should.
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MS Office hijacked by Acrobat (revisited), too
Authored by: rhowell on Mar 17, '06 07:22:33AM

And after removing the offending plugin for Safari, I always venture into Applications>Microsoft Office>Office>Startup and remove the Acrobat files from each of the Excel, Powerpoint, and Word folders.

That Acrobat toolbar in MS Office doesn't seem to have a purpose other than to annoy me.



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MS Office hijacked by Acrobat (revisited), too
Authored by: aptmunich on Mar 17, '06 08:05:12AM

Wow thank you so much for mentioning how to get rid of the stupid acrobat toolbar...

It takes up a whole row on my 12" iBook and is just one more click that causes me to try to avoid the entire Office suite.



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MS Office hijacked by Acrobat (revisited), too
Authored by: mricart on Mar 17, '06 08:34:28AM

Once again, this is the definitive trick to get rid of Acrobat stuff in Office: in the 'Microsoft Office'/Office/Startup folder, there are 3 folders: Excel, PowerPoint, Word. In each of them you have to create a *folder* with the name of the annoying Acrobat additions. More precisely:
- in the Excel folder, create the folder "PDFMaker.xla"
- in the PowerPoint folder, create the folder "PDFMaker.ppa"
- in the Excel folder, create the folder "PDFMaker.dot"

Hope this helps.



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Folders Correction
Authored by: the_webmaestro on Mar 17, '06 06:07:13PM

- in the Excel folder, create the folder "PDFMaker.xla"
- in the PowerPoint folder, create the folder "PDFMaker.ppa"
- in the Word folder, create the folder "PDFMaker.dot"

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MS Office hijacked by Acrobat (revisited), too
Authored by: deggy on Mar 20, '06 06:39:08AM

I have been wanting to dump those for so long. Thank you.



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Safari hijacked by Acrobat (revisited)
Authored by: skapplin on Mar 17, '06 08:33:22AM

Open Acrobat Reader, select Preferences from the Adobe Reader menu, select Internet from the list, uncheck the top option "Display PDF ... "

This is a lot easier.



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Safari hijacked by Acrobat (revisited)
Authored by: paperwings on Mar 17, '06 08:48:52AM

Actually, unchecking the preference doesn't "stick", which is, I think, the point of the article. The next time you open a PDF with acrobat or reader, the preferences reset themselves so that the next time you view a pdf in Safari, the adobe plugin launches. I've had this happen numerous times.



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Or use the PDF Browser Plugin...
Authored by: Han Solo on Mar 17, '06 08:53:28AM
...which is available at http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/. Ah — much better!

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Or use the PDF Browser Plugin...
Authored by: dirtymouse on Mar 18, '06 04:12:59PM

much better solution. responds to cmd period and actually stops and PDF loads much faster than that dreaded acrobat inyourface. used it for a year, seemless integration with safari and has never crashed

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Safari hijacked by Acrobat (revisited)
Authored by: mizraith on Mar 19, '06 08:48:37PM

First, I'm annoyed that both Safari and Acrobat ignore the user and try to offer features I simply do not want enabled.

Second, I'm even more annoyed that (blame either Acrobat or Safari here) the previous hint STOPPED working all of a sudden. Thanks for the heads-up that my former preference would be ignored.

Finally...I'm bummed that this particular hint didn't work for me. I did everything (unchecked pdf support in Quicktime and Acrobat as well as moved the plug-in to the disabled plug-ins folder). Seems I'm now cursed with PDFs buried in Safari (hence my use of Firefox more often these days). The hint to use that other plugin is a good one (just installed it)...thanks!



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Safari hijacked by Acrobat (revisited)
Authored by: jump420 on Mar 20, '06 09:23:02AM

Personally, I enjoy PDF's opening in my browser. But I do think they opened up to slow.

BUT! i think i found the problem. In the Adobe preferences, there is a setting which allows you to tell it what kind of internet connection you have. Mine was set on 56Kbps... so obviously i changed it to LAN Speed (i'm on a cable modem) and now PDF's open up almost instantaneously.

I hope this is doing what i think i'm doing. I'm going to do more testing. But i would love to hear from others and see if this helps the slow PDF opening of Adobe Acrobat.



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Safari hijacked by Acrobat (revisited)
Authored by: any1gf on Dec 18, '07 09:08:47AM

1) Open Acrobat
2) Go in : menu Acrobat, Preferences, Internet
3) Uncheck "Display PDF in browser using..."
Done...



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