Chrome natively displays PDFs within the browser. Sometimes, I want to save a copy of the displayed PDF locally on my drive. How do I do that? I tried doing "Save Page as ..." but that didn't work.

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    It should work. Just tested it on my machine. Both Chrome 8 and 9, on Mac, with a PDF, both using File » Save Page as... and right-click » Save As... -- Have you tried another PDF document, if maybe the web server is not available right now, or it's an issue with a specific document? What OS do you use? – Daniel Beck Jan 2 '11 at 18:29
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    You are right. Sorry, I must have done something wrong the 10 previous times I attempted it. – Shane Jan 2 '11 at 18:32
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    Sarcasm, or does it work all of a sudden? – Daniel Beck Jan 2 '11 at 18:33
  • superuser.com/questions/107700/… Try: "Open chrome://plugins/ in the browser and disable the PDF Viewer plugin." hth – nc3b Jan 2 '11 at 18:59
  • @Daniel Beck: sorry wasn't trying to be sarcastic. It works. – Shane Jan 2 '11 at 21:52

You can hit Ctrl+S (Cmd+S on a Mac).

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  • It's the shortcut for the Save Page As... menu entry which he mentioned didn't work. – Daniel Beck Jan 2 '11 at 20:20
  • I'm on the Windows version and it works fine when there's no menu entry to save it. – digitxp Jan 2 '11 at 20:32

You cannot , You have to install an extension such as https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/kpdjmbiefanbdgnkcikhllpmjnnllbbc

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  • He wants to save displayed PDFs. Not save web pages as PDF. – Daniel Beck Jan 6 '11 at 12:05

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