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Safari 3 Beta kept crashing on PDF links for me. I found and removed an old Adobe PDF viewer plug-in, and all is well again. Use the Finder's search feature to locate AdobePDFViewer.plugin (it should probably be found in /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/), and delete it. Restart Safari 3, and the crashes may be gone.
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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: chocky on Jun 25, '07 08:19:50AM

I had a similar problem. Although Safari wouldn't crash when opening a pdf the file would never open (Safari would just present a blank grey window). The culprit turned out to be the Acrobat 8 plugin. Removing it solved the problem.



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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: sandrift on Jun 25, '07 09:57:36AM

I had the same PDF crashing problem and noticed that removing the Adobe PDF viewer plugin solved the problem.

FYI, Schubert|It software's PDF Browser Plugin works just fine.



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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: gerbouille on Jun 25, '07 12:13:49PM

The built-in PDF viewer works like a charm, too. And in Safari 3 (contrary to the shipped version), all the options available in Preview.app also work. Particularly the Command+"+" and Command+"-" shortcuts to zoom on a PDF document!



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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: ltamusaba on Jun 25, '07 04:09:31PM

You have my vote for hint of the month. Solved the crash problem completely. And I didn't even have to quit Safari, it crashed when I trashed the plugin.



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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: boredzo on Jun 25, '07 10:43:41PM

Uninstalling the Adobe PDF Viewer plug-in is a good idea in general.



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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: RussellK on Jun 26, '07 07:12:00AM

This IS a great hint...but for a different reason as far as I'm concerned...

PDFs were displaying just fine for me with Safari 3. But I didn't even know they were doing so via the AdobePDFviewer. They were...and now that I've removed the plugin as suggested, large PDFs display in a fraction of the time it used to take them to display via the Adobe viewer.

A side note: instead of deleting the plugin, skeptics can simply move it to the Disabled Plugins folder within this same Plugins folder. That way you can easily revert to previous functionality by just moving it back into the Plugins folder later...




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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: euskir on Jun 26, '07 08:18:30PM
This is a precious hint for the people looking to an answer to their PDF crashes. I leave the link at Apple Discussions, for those lost in the woods...

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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: camd on Jul 16, '07 10:12:01AM

This "fix" does allow one to view pdfs in Safari, but it doesn't allow one to use the Acrobat plugin. Does anyone know what needs to be done to use the Acrobat plugin? Or do I just have to wait for Adobe to release a new plugin for Safari 3?



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A fix for Safari 3 beta crashes on PDF links
Authored by: mikesreach on Aug 16, '07 09:08:23AM

Unfortunately such services as Postage on line from USPS won't work with Preview as it is scripted to find Adobe's pluggin. So in order to use the service (to print labels and postage) I have to take the Adobe PDF pluggin from the "Disabled Pluggins" folder and put it back into the active pluggins... and when through.. put it back into the disabled folder. What a pain.

Strangely though, Preview works with the USPS's version of Online postage through PayPal.



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Does Schubert Plugin Work for Anyone?
Authored by: ebeans on Nov 26, '07 09:28:35PM
Somebody mentioned the [link:]http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/.

But it doesn't work on my Safari 3. Does it work for anyone else?

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