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Help! PDFs Have Taken Over Chrome

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips

One of our readers was having an issue with a PDF opening in her Google Chrome Browser instead of her PDF reader. Jean writes: “The Win 10 guide opens in my Chrome browser consistently. It has pretty well taken over Chrome. I clicked on the URL to post this comment and question. The Win 10 guide appeared on the screen. Same with other links. I can’t uninstall. No problem with IE. This seems to be a Chrome problem. Should I uninstall and reinstall Chrome? Of course I could go back to using IE but I’d like to stick with Chrome.”

Jean is sounds like you’re dealing with Plug-in problem.  I want you to open Chrome and type “about.plugins” into your search box and hit enter.


You’ll then see a list of plug-ins. Find Crome PDF viewer and click Disable.


This should clear up the issue.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Help! PDFs Have Taken Over Chrome”

  1. Selwyn Hargeaves says:

    The same has happened to me with edge?

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