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

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Mon Nov 19 15:59:10 CET 2007

On Nov 19, 2007, at 9:52 AM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

> 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.
> I seem to remember that this is not enough because it keeps being  
> reinstalled behind your back. But I can't remember what I did to get  
> rid of it for good. Something drastic I suppose.

You could probably put a locked file (a plain text file will suffice)  
with the same name as the plug-in in the location of the plug-in --  
that usually does the trick in cases like this.

-- Gary

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