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How disable AdobePDFViewer plug-in to use the default Safari PDF viewer

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Safari is a web browser developed by Apple based on the WebKit engine. First released in 2003 with Mac OS X Panther, a mobile version has been included in iOS devices since the introduction of the iPhone in 2007.

You must have root user privileges to change Safari plug-ins. To display PDFs using the Safari PDF viewer, you must disable the Adobe PDF Viewer.

  • Quit Safari.

  • Log in as the root user. The root user privileges aren’t enabled by default because the root user can change system files. For more information and instructions, see one of the following Apple documents: Enabling and using the “root” user in Mac OS X or OS X Mountain Lion: Enable and disable the root user.

  • Choose Go > Go To Folder.

    Choose Go to Folder

     

  • Type /Library in the Go to the Folder field, and click Go.

    Type Library

     

  • Create a new folder in the Library folder, and name it Internet Plug-ins Disabled.

    Create a new folder

     

  • Open the Internet Plug-ins folder, and move both the AdobePDFViewer.plugin and the AdobePDFViewerNPAPI.plugin into the new Internet Plug-ins Disabled folder.

    Open the internet plug-ins folder

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