[OS X TeX] LaTeX presentations in full screen - avoiding Adobe Reader

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Nov 19 15:57:22 CET 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 9:39 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> On Nov 19, 2007, at 9:22 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:
>> On Nov 19, 2007, at 6:05 AM, Luis Sequeira wrote:
>>> Being bloated is one of the reasons why I'd like to avoid it.
>>> The fact that it does not behave as a good citizen is the biggest  
>>> one... always popping up windows telling me to update (often as I  
>>> am in front of an audience...); and stealthily installing its  
>>> stuff in my login items is yet another example of bad behavior.
>> Talking of bad citizenship, how do you remove acrobat from being  
>> the default web browser? On my Acrobat 7.0 Pro, under preferences/ 
>> internet, the tab "Display PDF using Acrobat"  and "check browser  
>> settings when starting Acrobat" are both grayed out. According to  
>> the online help, I should be able to change these settings.
> Answering my own question: it seems that manually removing the  
> Acrobat plugin from Library/internet does the trick.

While this is no excuse, I suspect Acrobat 7 is "too old" to run under  
Leopard. In Acrobat Pro 8.1.1, I am able to change that settings in  
the prefs.

With that said, I do agree that Adobe could do a much better job with  
its installers, updaters (this process is particularly nasty and  
confusing), and the everyday intrusiveness of their software.

-- Gary

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