in chrome on ubuntu, I selected automatically opening the downloaded pdf on system default pdf viewer. Now whenever i download a pdf it automatically pops up in a pdf viewer. I want to disable it. How to do this?

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic

Google Chrome: Version 68.0.3440.75 (Official Build) (64-bit)


To clear the association with system viewer:

  • Right click a downloaded PDF
  • Uncheck Always open with system viewer


To stop Chrome automatically opening PDF after downloading:

  • Open Chrome settings
  • Scroll to the bottom and click Advanced
  • Scroll to the Downloads tab and click Clear next to Open certain file types automatically after downloading
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    when the pdf is downloaded it does not appear at the bottom as you have shown. Earlier it used to. But now when I save the pdf in chrome it automatically pops up in the system viewer.
    – user_1_1_1
    Jul 26 '18 at 19:01
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    Try my updated answer
    – SEC
    Jul 27 '18 at 7:15

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