How to download PDF files instead of opening them in Chrome

Chrome, by default, opens links to PDF files in a new tab. However, for those who do not want to use the browser as a document reader in the format, you can disable the feature in the application settings.

After the change, PDF items will be downloaded and saved in the default downloads folder and can be accessed in another reader of your choice, such as Adobe Acrobat. Check out the step-by-step below how to perform the process on Google's browser and save files of the genre automatically to your computer.

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Step 1. With Chrome open, select the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner of the screen. In the menu that opens, check "Settings";

Access Chrome Settings

Step 2. Scroll down to the "Advanced" section, and click on the button to access more browser configuration items;

Go to advanced Chrome settings

Step 3. Under "Privacy and Security", select the "Content Settings" option;

Access Chrome content settings

Step 4. Among the items displayed, go to "Documents in PDF";

in PDF "in Chrome

Step 5. Turn on the key next to the text "Download PDF files instead of automatically opening them in Chrome".

Turn on the key to download PDF files in Chrome

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