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Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome

Chrome is opening the PDF files automatically and don't give option to save the file. How can i change this behavior?

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In general, if you want to save the target of a link, you right-click on it and select to save the target of the link. –  Anon. Feb 11 '10 at 20:40
possible duplicate of Stop PDFs from displaying inside Google Chrome (A bit late to vote to close, but it seems Adobe Reader might be the culprit; see the other question.) –  Arjan Dec 9 '10 at 7:48

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Open chrome://plugins/ in the browser and disable the PDF Viewer plugin.

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I also had to disable the Acrobat plugin –  Philipp Jan 22 '14 at 9:23

Try this:

  • Go to 'Options'
  • Then go to the tab "Advanced"
  • Click "Clear Auto-opening settings"
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The URL chrome://settings/advanced brings you to the same options page. –  Niall Murphy Dec 2 '11 at 17:50

Just go to Extensions and disable the Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer extension.

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By default, Google Chrome will usually download files into "My Documents/Downloads", but if you want to save a PDF document into a specific folder simply right click the link and select "Save link as...".

Alternatively you can go to options, then to the "Under the bonnet" tab, then click the check box "ask where to save each file before downloading".

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