There is an issue with displaying PDFs in Chrome PDF Viewer in the latest version of Google Chrome (72). If the PDF has Arabic and Hindi Font, it fails to load. The error received is "Failed to load PDF document". However, the PDF opens in Adobe Reader after download. Also, the PDF opens in other languages.Is there a way to disable Chrome PDF Viewer in versions 65 and above. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Is there a way to disable Chrome PDF Viewer in versions 65 and above?
If you’re using Google Chrome 68 or later versions in 2018 and want to disable Chrome’s built-in PDF Viewer to enable Adobe Reader or other desktop application for viewing PDF files on your computer, follow the instructions given below.
Click on Chrome menu, select Settings
Scroll down and click on Advanced
Under Privacy & Security, click on Content Settings,
Scroll down and click on PDF Documents or visit chrome://settings/content/pdfDocuments
To disable Chrome PDF Viewer, turn on ‘Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome’ Setting,
To enable PDF Viewer, you need to turn off the above mentioned setting.
"Disable chrome PDF Viewer" is not possible in new chrome versions. But you can install chrome extension to view PDF in Adobe PDF viewer. So for this go to Chrome web store link and install Adobe PDF viewer. This might solve your problem. Now you have two options in Chrome browser to view PDF either in chrome PDF viewer or chrome Adobe PDF viewer