A couple of months ago, I was able to open a pdf on Google Chrome without having to save it. Now for some reason, my settings have changed and it asks me to save the document first before opening it.
I am forever saving pdfs to my desktop to view a pdf then deleting the pdf afterwards.
How do i just open the pdf without saving it.
Please note, I have tried doing the same thing on Internet Explorer and it does not ask me to save, it automatically opens. So, how can i do this on chrome?
Also, I have tried going into the settings and turning off Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome and it does not work still.
This is a question for the Chrome forums. It has nothing to do with Adobe Reader, or any other Adobe software.
There may be a setting in Acrobat Reader that may be able to assist me. Someone in this discussion may know the answer. This is why I have started a discussion here as well as Google Chrome.
Since the Reader plugin doesn't work in Chrome anymore, it has nothing to do with it.
Chrome does not use Reader to view pdf files. It uses its own viewer so hopefully they can help in the Chrome forum.
Dude if that is going to be your answer then don't even reply. No one needs wisecracks or self righteous posturing when they are facing a very aggravating situation. The correct response is as others provided below. You can state yours as well but also advise how to go to settings procedure outlined below and see if that helps. By the way it does in Chrome also
thanks to those who provided the info below it helped me as well.
I use Firefox, and have (suddenly- in the past few months) had the same issue. It is NOT about Google Chrome; it is about Adobe. I actually had no problem simply opening PDF's until I signed up for an account with Adobe. Coincidence??
Not sure if this is their way of making people have to upgrade,and sign up for their additional $$ service, or what.
I also use Firefox and have recently had the same problem. Here is the solution:
1. Click on the three parallel lines in the upper right corner.
2. Click on the Settings option.
3. Find the Applications settings.
4. Scroll down until you see the Portable Document Forment (PDF)
5. In the Action column, it will say "Save File."
6. Click the down arrow, and either select "Use Windows Default Application" to always open with Adobe Acrobat, or select "Always Ask" to see a list of options, one of which will be "Open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
FINALLY! SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTOOD THE QUESTION AND ANSWERED IT!!!!!
Nope! Still saves to hard drive!
YES - I recently ran into the same issue and it is driving me nuts.
It doesn't matter if you change the file settings to "always ask" or "open with default application" OR open in browser - it still downloads regardless. A huge nuisance since I deal with web-based pdfs all day and many contain forms which cannot be used with the web browser.
I'm not sure if this will help for you but I thought I would mention. At the very bottom, after it asks specifically about whether you want to save a particular document, go to the very bottom of the page, outside of that box, and on my screen it said, "What should Firefox do with other files?" And I selected "ask whether to open or save." I don't know if the checking of some boxes worked, or if checking that worked, but mine asks now. I almost missed seeing that at the very bottom of the page.
It worked for me. I had to go through it twice before it believed me, but it did work.
THANK YOU from me, too! Your fix was spot on. 🙂
Don't know why, but this solution doesn't work for me. File still saves to hard drive.
Thanx for the FIX...... I have no clue how this changed by itself!! Glad to have it set back where it was!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
YES!!! This actually worked. THANK YOU so much!!!!! Now, if I could only get the same help when using Chrome!
Steps to open a pdf without having to save the document-
Download Adobe Reader. This is a free program that can open PDF files so that you can read them. Adobe Reader can be downloaded from get.adobe.com/reader/. You cannot use it to edit or create PDF files.
To learn how to edit PDF files, click here. You can edit PDF files online also.
There are a variety of other free PDF reader programs if you don't want to install Adobe Reader.
Windows 8 comes with a PDF reader installed if you don't want to use Adobe Reader.
Decline the McAfee offer. When installing Adobe Reader, a box will be automatically checked to add McAfee to your computer. Most users likely will not want this, so make sure to uncheck the box.
Double-click a PDF file after installing Adobe Reader. For most users, Reader should open automatically, displaying your PDF file.
Enter the password if required. PDF files can be password-protected by the creator, so you'll need the correct password if one is required.
Thank you! I am so glad to get an answer to this question!!
I had the same problem so hopefully this helps you.
Go to your settings for chrome and in the search box type "pdf"
It will highlight & guide you to Privacy > Content Settings >
Then scroll all the way to the bottom and uncheck the box for "Open PDF files in default..."
--So now there is no check in the box.
This corrected my issue and hope it helps you.
I am using Chrome in Windows 10. Saving PDFs as opposed to opening them was driving me crazy. I have Pro and Distiller installed and not certain which one the PDF was accessing to open, I deleted Distiller and the PDF's open just fine. Hope this helps.