Ask Alexander on Safari (Mac)

Discuss aspects of the new digital access to all back issues of Genii and anything therein.

Postby John M. Dale » 10/16/11 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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Postby Gordon Meyer » 10/16/11 01:16 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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Postby JohnCox » 10/16/11 01:20 AM

Yep, I'm having the same prob. Thanks for the plug-in tip, Gordon.
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Postby John M. Dale » 10/16/11 04:13 AM

Thank you, Gordon!!

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Postby SteveP » 10/16/11 06:46 AM

You may want to try using Chrome. I'm using Lion as well and it works perfectly with Chrome.
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Postby Frank Lehmann » 10/31/11 08:24 PM

Dear JMD,

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

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

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Postby Murray Eisenberg » 05/12/12 03:26 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. it possible to download issues, just like many other on-line magazines to which one might subscribe?
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Postby Joe Pecore » 05/12/12 03:37 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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