Chrome and PDF settings

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  • OS: Any that runs Chrome
  • Browser: Chrome
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Symptoms

PDF file types do not preview, they either download the file to the status bar in Chrome, or it tries to call the server side PDF viewer which doesn't load. 

Cause:

Chrome is opted to not preview PDF file types.

Work-around/Resolution:

Paste chrome://settings/content/pdfDocuments?search=PDF in to your Chrome address bar. 

Adjust the value of the slider to the left OFF position. 

 

Alternatively from Chrome, choose the 3 pips settings icon in the top right of the browser and choose Settings. 

Type PDF and Click Content Settings and then down to PDF to find the menu pictured above.

Information accurate as of Chrome Version 60.0.3112.90 (11 Aug 2017)

 

 

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