4 ways to turn PDF viewing on and off in Chrome (PC and Mac)

4 ways to turn PDF viewing on and off in Chrome (PC and Mac)
4 ways to turn PDF viewing on and off in Chrome (PC and Mac)
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When reading the content of a PDF file on the Internet, there are two ways to do this: either view it in the browser or download it. This operation can be configured in advance on Google Chrome. Likewise, it is possible, in Windows as in macOS, to change the application that will open your PDF files by default.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Enable PDF viewing in Chrome

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 8

Step 1. Run Google Chrome on your computer

The browser is for a Mac in your folder Applications (or in the Dock) or for a Windows PC, in All applications menu To start up.

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 9

Step 2. Click ⁝

The symbol is in the upper right corner of Chrome.

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Step 3. Click Settings

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Step 4. Scroll down, then click Advanced Settings

The option is at the bottom of the page.

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Step 5. Scroll down and click Site Settings

These parameters are in the section Privacy and Security at the bottom of the list.

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Step 6. In the Permissions section, then click PDF Documents

The mention is rather at the bottom of the list.

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Step 7. Flip the switch to OFF (

Android7switchoff

).

This is preceded by the mention Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome. As long as the function is in this position, any PDF document is automatically displayed in Chrome and not downloaded.

Method 2 of 4: Disable PDF viewing in Chrome

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 1

Step 1. Run Google Chrome on your computer

The browser is for a Mac in your folder Applications (or in the Dock) or for a Windows PC, in All applications menu To start up.

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 2

Step 2. Click ⁝

The symbol is in the upper right corner of Chrome.

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 3

Step 3. Click Settings

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 4

Step 4. Scroll down, then click Advanced

The option is at the bottom of the page.

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 5

Step 5. Scroll down, then click Content Settings

These parameters are in the section Privacy and Security at the bottom of the list.

Enable and Disable Chrome PDF Viewer on PC or Mac Step 6

Step 6. Scroll down and click PDF Documents

This mention is rather near the bottom of the list.

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Step 7. Flip the switch to ON (

Android7switchon

).

As long as the function is in this position, any PDF document is automatically downloaded and not displayed in Chrome.

Method 3 of 4: Change the default PDF reader (Windows)

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Step 1. Click on the Start menu (

Windowsstart

).

It's in the lower left corner of the screen.

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Step 2. Click the settings icon (

Windowssettings

).

It is on the left side of the menu.

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Step 3. Click Applications

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Step 4. Click Default Applications

The mention is in the list on the left.

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Step 5. Scroll down the screen

Click on the blue link

Choose default applications by file type. On the left you have the file types and on the right the default application to run these files … or nothing (+ sign).

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Step 6. Scroll down until you see.pdf

There, next to it, you must have a default application, the one you want to change.

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Step 7. Click on the default PDF reader

Let's say Google Chrome is the default application, click on Google chrome. A list of other applications capable of running PDF files appears.

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Step 8. Click on the desired application

Here is ! That's it ! You have changed the default application which will now open all your downloaded PDF files.

Method 4 of 4: Change the default PDF reader (macOS)

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Step 1. Press the Control key

Click on a PDF file from your hard drive. A contextual menu appears.

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Step 2. Click Get Info

Rather at the bottom of the window, you read Open with and below, the default application that opens PDFs.

For example, your default app might be Preview

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Step 3. Click on the drop-down list under the Open with label

A whole list of applications appears.

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Step 4. Click on the application you want

If you want Chrome, select Google chrome or if it's already Chrome, take Acrobat Reader…, what you want.

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Step 5. Click Edit All

A message asks you to confirm or not this change.

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Step 6. Click Continue

By clicking on this button, you change the default PDF reader.

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