Google Chrome PDF Viewer

My favorite browser – Google Chrome, had a recent update that produced a new viewer plugin.  Prior to this update, when I would click on a PDF, the very speedy and very useful Foxit Reader plugin would activate.  After the update, Google’s plugin would activate.

My experience with Google’s pdf viewer was not pleasant. It is limited and it takes longer to render the pdf. My biggest complaint is Google’s pdf plugin would not allow me to click on weblinks within the pdf.

Since I had never had to mess with this plugin, I wasn’t sure how to get things back on track again. After a while of searching for the cure, I finally found it:

Up in the right hand corner of the Chrome browser, click on the little wrench icon which is your settings icon.
Click on “options”
Click on the “Under the hood” tab
Click on “Content Settings”
Click on “Disable individual plug-ins”
Disable Chrome PDF Viewer (and make sure your pdf plugin is enabled)


Google Chrome

As a consummate tinkerer, I’m always trying new software and different browsers. I downloaded the Google Chrome browser way back when it first came out but never did like it as much as Firefox.

It had been a year or so since I tried Chrome so a couple weeks ago I wondered how Chrome was coming along. I downloaded the newest version of Chrome and to my surprise, it had evolved into a very nice browser.