I have both Mathematica and CDF Player installed on my machine. I'm trying to access a Mathematica notebook over the Web and want Mathematica to launch when clicking on the link.

Instead, the file is rendered in the browser through the CDF player and I can't figured out how to save the file and open it in Mathematica.

Any ideas anyone? Ideally I would like Mathematica to launch by default when accessing .nb files over the Web and have CDF player launch only if Mathematica were not installed.

  • Operating system ? Does the page at the URL about:plugins (in your web browser) mentions CDF player (or Mathematica) ? – William Briand Mar 13 '14 at 18:03
  • Thanks. I'm on Mac OS X 10.8.5 and Safari 6.0.5. The installed plugins list mentions both Mathematica and CDF Player. – Daniel Jamous Mar 13 '14 at 18:13
  • You probably can disable the CDF player and the Mathematica plugin in a preference dialog somewhere in Safari. (Causing Mathematica-the-real-program to be an option in an hypothetical "Open with" dialog -- not sure as I don't own a Mac). – William Briand Mar 13 '14 at 18:24
  • Thank you. Ideally I'd rather not disable the plugins because I would still like the CDF player when accessing cdf files. My ideal scenario would be for the browser to: - launch Mathematica when detecting a .nb file - launch the CDF player when detecting a .cdf file. At the moment the browser is not smart enough to distinguish between the two and launch CDF player in both cases – Daniel Jamous Mar 13 '14 at 20:30
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is more about Apple OS X and Safari than about Mathematica. The question should be asked on Ask Differently. – m_goldberg Mar 14 '14 at 11:21

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