When I download a PDF or image in Google Chrome on my Mac, is it possible to prevent Chrome from automatically opening it in my default application for that file type (e.g., Preview)?
I notice that Chrome does not do this for other downloaded files such as audio and ZIP archives.
I still want to be able to preview files in Chrome; I just want to prevent it from automatically launching my image/PDF viewer application after I download them.
- I click on a link in an email to a PDF document or an image file.
- Chrome displays the contents in the browser.
- I press Cmd-S and save the file to my computer.
- When the download finishes, the file opens automatically in Preview.app.
It's that last step that I would like to bypass.