Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

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Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby John M. Dale » October 16th, 2011, 12:52 am

Since updating to Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), I've been unable to view Genii at Ask Alexander. Each page I try to view, downloads as a separate PDF instead of appearing in its frame in Safari. Thinking this was a Safari glitch, I tried Firefox and it displays "Click here to download plug-in" but when clicked no plug-in is found.

Anyone else experienced this? I've checked all preferences in Safari and Adobe Reader but haven't found any settings seem to have any effect. Regular PDFs display with no problems.

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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby Gordon Meyer » October 16th, 2011, 1:16 am

Check the Forum on Ask Alexander. You're not alone, but there's a plug-in you can use to workaround the bizarre problem.

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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby JohnCox » October 16th, 2011, 1:20 am

Yep, I'm having the same prob. Thanks for the plug-in tip, Gordon.
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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby John M. Dale » October 16th, 2011, 4:13 am

Thank you, Gordon!!

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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby SteveP » October 16th, 2011, 6:46 am

You may want to try using Chrome. I'm using Lion as well and it works perfectly with Chrome.

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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby Frank Lehmann » October 31st, 2011, 8:24 pm

Dear JMD,

Here is a direct link to the plugin I found and posted on the "Ask Alexander" forum:

http://schubertit.com/pluginpdf/

It isn't as elegant as using Safari directly, but it works.

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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby Murray Eisenberg » May 12th, 2012, 3:26 pm

I'm confused about this: I already have THE standard plug-in for Safari on Mac (or for any other browser on any platform): Adobe Reader.

So why can't I just browse from one page to the next via the Ask Alexander portal? I can do that on the iPad iGenii app. But I want to be able to read on my Mac, too.

And...is it possible to download issues, just like many other on-line magazines to which one might subscribe?

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Re: Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Postby Joe Pecore » May 12th, 2012, 3:37 pm

You should be able to browse page by page via Ask Alexander, but you cannot download issues via Ask Alexander.
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