quicktime/pdf question

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Okay, so somehow I changed the settings in safari that when I click on an icon to download a pdf, like for a job listing, it opens in a new window and shows the quicktime icon and downloads only the first page of said job listing. I know it's gotta be something stupid or obvious, but I can't figure out. I already went into mime settings for quicktime and unchecked pdf box. Any suggestions. It didn't used to do this. It would download the document and I could open and read the whole thing. thanks.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    daverdaver Posts: 496member
    Check out the PDF Browser Plugin 2.0, which rocks.



    I'm not sure what's wrong with your MIME settings.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Meeces

    Okay, so somehow I changed the settings in safari that when I click on an icon to download a pdf, like for a job listing, it opens in a new window and shows the quicktime icon and downloads only the first page of said job listing. I know it's gotta be something stupid or obvious, but I can't figure out. I already went into mime settings for quicktime and unchecked pdf box. Any suggestions. It didn't used to do this. It would download the document and I could open and read the whole thing. thanks.



    The simpliest thing to do is do a "Save As..." on the browser window with the PDF. That will save the entire PDF rather than just the first page.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Basically what you are seeing is the quicktime opening the pdf -document as a picture in the web browser. This happens because you have selected PDF Image in the quicktime mime settings. To remove it go to System Preferences --> QuickTime --> PlugIn --> MIME Settings... --> Images - Still Image Files - and deselect 'PDF Image'.



    EDIT: Sorry. Didn't read your message carefully enough. You already tried that. What you should keep in mind is, that the changes to the quicktime mime settings take place only after re-launching your browser.



    -Snowster
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