If you still prefer Preview, simply Control-click the PDF link (or right click on a two-button mouse) and choose Download Linked File from the shortcut menu. Once the file is on your desktop, double-click it to open in Preview.
- In addition to Control-clicking the link and selecting Download Linked File as described above, you also have the choice of using Option-click on the link to shortcut the process even further.
- If you do open a PDF in a Safari window, you can Control-click on the PDF itself and choose Open with Preview.
- Due to certain server configurations, some PDFs will still download to your desktop instead of opening in a Safari window.
- If you use a third-party PDF plug-in for Safari, it will block Safari's built-in PDF support.