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Google Chrome won't display PDFs

  1. Feb 7, 2017 #1

    joshmccraney

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    HI pf!

    I have a mac OSX and am running the latest google chrome browser, though I cannot view pdfs. Every time I click a link that would send me to a pdf I am sent to a blank grey webpage.

    Any help?
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2017 #2

    phinds

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  4. Feb 7, 2017 #3

    joshmccraney

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    Thanks for the post! Unfortunately I followed those steps, but the final step I didn't have the option of selecting. All I was allowed to do is check an "always allow to run" under Chrome PDF Viewer.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2017 #4

    phyzguy

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    I run Google Chrome on a Mac and have no problem viewing pdf files. So it can be done...
     
  6. Feb 7, 2017 #5

    joshmccraney

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    Yea, it was working fine for me too until a few days ago! Now it's stuck for some reason.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2017 #6

    phinds

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    Possibly Chrome did an auto-update that somehow bollixed the PDF addon. Try reinstalling Chrome.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2017
  8. Feb 7, 2017 #7

    jedishrfu

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    Yes uninstall and reinstall Chrome. It works on my Mac mini just fine.

    The other option is to download the PDF and view via macOS preview. If that doesn't work then it's a macOS issue.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2017 #8

    joshmccraney

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    Thanks for your advice! I'll uninstall and reinstall it! Opening .pdf files in preview works. Will keep posted on outcome.
     
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