wed 19 nov 2008 09:09:51 witte de withstraat
adobe needs to bite me
i noticed that since i started using this macbook pro as my main computer, i could no longer easily view pdf files in the safari web browser. i kept getting this message that "adobe pdf viewer cannot find a suitable viewer to open this file with," or some bullshit like that. and it would ask me to locate one, and when i tried to choose "preview.app" that option was grayed out. i'm like, huh? why would apple not allow me to use their own software?
i started to suspect somebody other than apple was fucking with my head for a change.
so this morning i went and found said adobe pdf viewer plugin in my library folder, and just dragged it out of there.
next time i launched safari, it could instantly view pdf files, no problem.
conclusion? at some point during the installation of all this expensive professional adobe software, adobe chose (without asking me) to install a little plugin on my computer, whose sole purpose was to prevent me from using non-adobe software to look at pdfs.
so how's that for value-added functionality? how's that for standards based openness?
adobe needs to freakin bite me.