Google Chrome has “Chrome PDF Viewer” to view or open pdf files. It is an unwanted feature. I do not need it at all. I want my PDF open in Preview on a MacOS X or default pdf viewer in Linux. This feature was hidden. I want to disable it from my Google Chrome browser because it was slow scrolling with a large pdf file sizes.
How To Disable Google Chrome PDF Viewer
- First, open a new tab in Chrome browser (press CTRL+T or Command+T)
- Type the following url in your address bar and press enter key:
- Find “Chrome PDF Viewer” and disable it.
- Now all downloaded PDF files will open with your operating system pdf viewer such as Adobe reader, Preview on a MacOS X or evince/gpdf/kpdf on a Linux/BSD based system.