You can normally open PDFs automatically in Chrome by clicking on the file you of opening automatically in Chrome, Chrome PDF viewer could be turned off. Learn how to open a PDF from the Chrome browser into Acrobat Reader. By clicking the "Install now" button, you agree to the automatic installation of updates to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and Acrobat Reader Chrome Extension (if .
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Hence, clearing all locally cached data should prompt the browser to download fresh content and hopefully render your PDFs properly. Although you can save your PDF files using the download icon in the top left corner. However, resetting your browser also disables your extensions. There was an add-on in the Chrome Web Store that supposedly stopped these PDFs from downloading forcibly, but it no longer works. While disabling hardware acceleration should fix most rendering issues, you may encounter slower performance when viewing certain web content. The extension is installed and added to Chrome. Once the extension is installed, you must activate it before use.
However, it doesn't take long to get the problem fixed, so let's see how.
Chrome has a built-in setting that forcibly downloads PDFs instead of opening them. While this setting is usually disabled by default, you may have accidentally turned it on, or perhaps a third-party add-on modified it instead.
To check if this is the case, you need to dive into the Chrome Advanced Settings panel. Step 5: Rarely, you may find certain PDFs downloading automatically even if Chrome is configured otherwise. The reason lies when such PDFs are actually instructed from the server-side to download to your hard drive rather than open in-browser.
There was an add-on in the Chrome Web Store that supposedly stopped these PDFs from downloading forcibly, but it no longer works.
Barring a poor internet connection , this usually occurs due to conflicting third-party extensions or malicious browser-targeted code on your PC. So, let's see how you can get Chrome back to normal.
To determine if this the cause of the issue, try working in Incognito mode. Doing this launches Chrome with all extensions disabled. To do that, point to More Tools on the Chrome menu, and then click Extensions.
You can easily disable the extension at any time. The extension does not read the content of your PDFs or any content on the sites you visit.
The extension is not installed automatically with Acrobat Reader. Once the extension is installed, you must activate it before use.
Click Continue or Next. The extension is installed and added to Chrome. Open Google Chrome. Click Open in Acrobat Reader.
If you do not want users to see the in-app experience for Chrome extension, use the feature lockdown key to suppress it. Registry val: If you are using this feature already, you might have noticed that the need to install a PDF reader software has completely diminished.
Also, you need not download PDFs anymore since you can directly view them in the browser. Although you can save your PDF files using the download icon in the top left corner. If you are using the latest version of Chrome 60 — or later, you can follow these steps and disable the inbuilt PDF viewer. Open Chrome and click on the three dots near the address bar.
Now select your application from the list of available apps and you are good to go. Now whenever you stumble upon a PDF file on the internet, Chrome will download it like a regular file.