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How to disable Adobe Reader Safari plugin

On Mac OSX, the default thing that happens when you click a PDF link in Safari is that it is displayed, quickly and efficiently, with the "Preview" tool.

Unfortunately, if you download and install Adobe's own "Reader" software, it changes Safari's behaviour to use the crap slow-loading slow-displaying Adobe tool instead. Granted, it can do some other things like PDF forms, but for most PDFs it just gets in the way.

I couldn't find out from the web how to remove this behaviour without uninstalling the Reader (which you need to have around sometimes), but I worked it out, so here's how - just delete this file from your hard drive: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/AdobePDFViewer.plugin

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