Gmail saves pdfs to default download location despite the fact that I asked it to ask me where to download every time.

When I click "download", I expect a "save as" dialogue box to pop up and allow me to choose where to save the pdf. However gmail instead just saves the file to God only knows where and then opens it with the system pdf viewer.

Excuse me? Why the hell is it doing this when I've ticked the "Always ask where to save downloads" setting? How do I fix this obnoxious behaviour?

I am using google chrome


Put chrome://settings/content/pdfDocuments into Chrome's address bar, then turn on the option Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome

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  • Did not solve the described problem – TheIronKnuckle Mar 11 at 10:04

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