Got an Apple, Mac, or iOS tech question? We've got the answer. In this edition of Ask, we look into why PDFs might not be functioning properly in Safari for Mac, and let you know how to fix it.
I run Mavericks on my iMac and MacBook Pro, but whenever I open any PDF file in Safari, it won’t print. In any other browser there’s no problem. Can you help?
This sounds suspiciously like a case of a misbehaving Safari plugin, but it's fairly easy to solve. In Safari, click Help > Installed Plug-ins and look for “AdobePDFViewerNAPI.” That’s the most likely culprit.
Check over at “Installed Plug-Ins” that your Safari plug-ins aren’t the reason your PDFs aren’t printing.
If you can see it on the plug-in page, use Spotlight to search for the file (it has .plugin as the file extension). Quit Safari, drag this file to the Trash and restart your Mac. If that doesn’t fix it, have a look for Silverlight and iGetter — both of these can cause the problem, too. Delete them and wait until the next time you’re prompted before downloading the newest versions.