Before when I use Mac Sierra with FM 15, remember no sidebar pop up when I open PDF container for preview.
After upgrade, why now using acrobat engine to preview PDF, because sidebar constantly poping, annoying...
Right click on the pdf icon. Select Get Info. Change the default application to open the file to preview instead of acrobat.
You mean in the finder?
I always use Preview as default app to open PDF in finder.
One additional step to rgordon's advice: In the Get Info window you'll see "Open With...", then the application dropdown menu (choose Preview), and then below this, a button that says "Change All". Click this button to make all future pdf's open with Preview.
In the past, I recall Acrobat Reader still being able to make itself the default app for pdfs, even after I made the changes above. More recently this has not happened. The ultimate solution, of course, is to remove Reader from your Mac. No need for an Uninstaller; just move the program to the trash.
Thanks for your advice.
I tried. but it doesn't work. In my FM, PDF container still open with sidebar, please see the attached picture.
I also tried to set "Pdf expert" as my default app in Finder. When I open .PDF, it open in PDF expert. But in FM, still is the Acrobat interface in the PDF container.
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Is this happening in the web viewer object in FileMaker? If so, you will need to remove the acrobat plugin for internet browsers. This can be in a couple different places, so you might need to hunt for it on your system, but you can start in "/Library/Internet Plug-ins" and also the Library folder for your user account.
If you control click on the sidebar/toolbars there should be options to turn them off. I also believe there are some option in the Acrobat preferences that can be used to control toolbars.
Please see the picture. When click the Blue document icon can hide the Thumbnails, but it's too annoying. Don't need Acrobat complicated interface.
@Mike Duncan, I use Field Control, not web viewer object.
"Display In Read Mode By Default" may be the option (documented here Opening PDFs, Adobe Acrobat ), but I couldn't succeed on working it for FM container.
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