I agree with you. The rendering of PDF files from my bank for
example, is much better than the latest version of Acrobat Reader.
for once thing, for some reason, every time I load a file directly
into Acrobat Reader, I get a blank page with a title 'reader view.'
This is rather new--only beginning with an update of Acrobat Reader
some time in 2019, but to dismiss this, pressing escape or control +
F4 does not work. You have to alt + tab away from the program and
then alt + tab back to it and then press escape. Then you get the
'processing, please wait, percentage and then finally the document
loads. After that, the rendering is seldom as clean and structured
as in the new Edge browser.
On 4/14/2020 4:58 PM, Sascha Cowley via
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
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.
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 accessible.
- 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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