revBrowser : Problems with PDFs when Acrobat's Pdfviewer plugin is installed

Christian Langers christian.langers at
Mon Jul 30 08:25:21 CDT 2007

Hello everyone,

Could anybody please confirm this : (perhaps this is a known issue,  
please forgive me then)

- when calling a Pdf file from my HD (and probably from the internet  
too) and you've got Adobe's PdfViewer plugin installed, revBrowser  
will open an ask file window
- I first assumed it had something to do with the internet plugins  
installed on my Mac (and I was right afterwards)
- when choosing a plugin from the opened "ask file window",  
revBrowser seems to do nothing....

I disabled Adobe's plugin, and voilà, revBrowser loaded the file ; I  
know revBrowser depends on Safari.

The problem is to know if a user has installed Adobe's plugin in  
order to work with a Rev app.
Could one gently ask the user to disable the plugin in order to work  
or just disabling the plugin temporarily from within the REV app and  
enabling when quitting (informing the user that one is changing  
temporarily his settings) ?

Is there an accepted workaround or what do you think ?

I'm on a Mac, PPC, G4 PB ; does revBrowser have the same issues with  
pdf's on Windows machines ?

Thanks for any comments,


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