How to Set Google Chrome as Default PDF Reader

PDF (Portable Document Format) files require a PDF reader for reading the files.But what if you do not have any PDF reader software in your system? You need to download and install a PDF reader software. Most of the people use Foxit or Adobe reader. But Very few people know that they can open PDF files in Google Chrome. So, you do not need to install a separate software just for reading PDF files. Use Google Chrome as your default PDF reader file.

To Set the Google Chrome as Default PDF reader, right click on any PDF document in your system. Here go to “Open with” and then select “Choose default program”.  In my system, I already have Google Chrome in open with sub menu. So, I can directly open the PDF file with Google Chrome. But We want to make Google Chrome default browser. So, I also have to select “Choose Default Program.”

Google Chrome as Default PDF Reader

In the Open With dialog, select Google Chrome. If you cannot see Chrome in the list, double click on the “Other Programs” to select Chrome. If you are still not able to find this in the list, click on Browser button and then select the chrome from installation path.

Google Chrome as Default PDF Reader

After selecting Google Chrome, Click on OK button. Now all PDf files will open in Google Chrome.

If Chrome is unable to open PDF files, you need to enable the PDF viewer plugin. For this, type chrome://plugins in the address bar. And find “Chrome PDF viewer”. Is the Chrome PDF Viewer enabled? If this option is not enable,  Enable it and then click on relaunch button at the bottom.

Google Chrome as Default PDF Reader

Now, you will be able to view PDF files in Goole Chrome browser. You can only read PDF files in Google Chrome. There is no option to edit PDF.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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