PDFs don't open automatically in Chrome

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You can normally open PDFs automatically in Chrome by clicking on the file that you want to see. If your PDFs are downloading instead of opening automatically in Chrome, Chrome PDF viewer could be turned off.

Open PDFs in Chrome

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top-right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under 'Privacy and security', click Content settings.
  5. Near the bottom, click PDF documents.
  6. Turn off Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome.

Chrome will now open PDFs automatically when you click them.

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