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Personally, the only reason I use Edge is to read PDFs. I find
that, almost all of the time, the way it interprets them is much
better than Acrobat. If you can suggest a better alternative, I'd
love to hear about it!
On 15/04/2020 02:06, Brian Vogel wrote:
For anyone who is
of the same opinion I am, and cannot stand dealing with PDFs
within browser windows anyway, it is possible to make any browser
open them using the system PDF reader you have installed on your
system and set as the default. I never like dealing with PDFs
except in a dedicated PDF Editor or reader. Instructions follow.
Browsers (Chrome, Brave, New Edge, etc.) Open PDFs in Your
- Ensure that the PDF Reader of your
choosing is installed on your computer. Also make sure that
it is what is set to handle files with the PDF extension
(which it generally is already).
- Activate the Menu button
(ALT+F), then choose Settings.
- What you do now will vary slightly based
on the browser.
- For Chrome and Brave, in the Privacy
and Security pane, select Site Settings.
For Brave you will have to activate the Additional
Settings button before the Privacy and
Security pane item becomes visible and
- For Edge, simply choose the Site
- Scroll down and select “PDF
- You are now at the toggle that you need to
switch to ON. How it’s labeled varies slightly among the
- Chrome: Download PDF files
instead of opening them automatically in Chrome
- Edge: Always open PDF files
- Brave: Download PDF files
instead of automatically opening them in Brave
At this point close out of settings
to save the changes you’ve made
Now when a PDF file is triggered, it
will download via your browser just like any other file. If you
have things set up to go to your Downloads folder, that’s where
it will be placed. If you have the browser set up to ask you
where to save it, you’ll get the save dialog. Once the download
is finished, the typical status comes up on the bottom of the
screen indicating it’s complete, and giving you options of what
to do if you activate the button for that file. If you select
the downloaded PDF file at the bottom of the window, then choose
Open, then the file will open in a separate
Reader window. If you also activate the “Always open
files of this type” option from then on any PDF file
will not only automatically download, but automatically open in
the PDF Reader you have set as the default one on your system.
Brian - Windows
10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 1909, Build 18363
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