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

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Mon Jul 30 09:30:43 EDT 2007

Hi Christian,

On a Mac, use a player to display PDF files. That will solve your  

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille


Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering

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Op 30-jul-2007, om 15:25 heeft Christian Langers het volgende  

> 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 ?

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