You can normally open PDFs automatically in Chrome by clicking on the file you want to see. If your PDFs are downloading instead of opening automatically in. By default, Google Chrome opens a PDF file in the browser Next to Download PDF files instead of automatically opening. Uses HTML5 to display PDF files directly in the browser.
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But what if you don't like the PDF reader in Chrome? an option titled Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome. To stop Chrome automatically opening PDF after downloading: click Clear next to Open certain file types automatically after downloading. For that you need to install a PDF preview "add on" in Chrome. Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in.
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Step 1: Open the Chrome menu, and then click Settings. Step 2: Scroll down, and then click Advanced.
That's it. PDFs should now display within Chrome instead of downloading automatically. 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. Once you comes across the problematic plugin, consider removing it or keeping it disabled when using Chrome in normal mode. Clean Your Computer If the problem occurs even in Incognito mode, then there might be malware hidden away on your PC that interferes with the browser's basic functions.
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