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Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work paul.1.anderson 1/14/09 5:00 AM
* See http://groups.google.com/group/google-chrome-help-troubleshooting/browse_thread/thread/d2d43d0736c85ee5/0f6560087fb9c3bb?pli=1, which I can't post to (don't know why).
* Same behaviour still exhibited with latest versions of Google Chrome (1.0.154.43) and Adobe Reader (9.0.0)
* Not possible to find any reference to the issue in recent posts on this website.
* Affects nearly all hosted PDFs.  Symptoms include browser hangs, failing to display PDF page at all, failing to display beyond the first page (scroll).  Symptoms haven't changed at all since the posts in the above page.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work kjosephs 1/28/09 4:08 PM
I am getting an error if I try to open any .pdf file in the chrome browser.    The exact message reads:  The Adobe Acrobat/Reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a Web Browser.  Please exit Adobe Acrobat Reader and exit your Web Browser and try again.

I am using Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro Extended
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work MVToros2213 1/30/09 1:44 PM
It is because you are using Pro 9 that it is not opening PDF's within the browser (I have the same setup on my computer).  When I try to open PDF's from any other computer that does not have Acrobat Pro 9, PDF's open fine within Chrome.  Google needs to address this error and allow functionality between the two programs.  Most likely, they only made the plugin for Acrobat Reader and not Acrobat Pro.  It is unrealistic of them to expect people to not use Acrobat Pro in order to open PDF's within their browser.  The only problem is getting someone who can fix this to read this post and know that there is a problem.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Bapabooiee 1/30/09 3:06 PM
Hey, FYI, I use Foxit Reader for viewing PDFs. When you download/install it, it can also be used as a plugin for your web browsers.

It's a PDF reader for both your browsers (as well as Chrome), and for desktop PDF viewing. That should clear up your troubles.

Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work TreeHug 4/14/09 2:18 AM
From http://markmail.org/message/7brsmzkcrp5hu3ak

Copying nppdf32.dll from
\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 8.0\Acrobat\Browser to C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\Plugins

I found that if I opened the pdf in a new tab I would still get an error, however if I then clicked over the address in the address bar and pressed return the pdf file opened up in the chrome window. Odd.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work amunibabu 4/29/09 12:31 AM
The above stated link has the perfect answer............
 http://markmail.org/message/7brsmzkcrp5hu3ak
Thank you very much..........
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work blaster219 4/29/09 5:06 PM
I would much rather download PDFs for viewing in an external program than view them in the browser window. I hate the fact that there seems to be no option to force Chrome to behave in that way.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work mullas007 5/5/09 10:38 PM
think the best solution is download adobe reader. it works. i downloaded the adobe reader lite (free) which is approx. 22mb, reboot and it works fine. this is the best cost effective solution. i hope this helps
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work JahmeisterOne 5/25/09 2:22 AM
I've done the same thing TreeHug did, only the PLUGIN folder didn't exist.
So, I created one in the same directory C:\Documents and Settings\[User Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\Plugins
I then got my Acrobat 7 dll, which is the same as his only from version 7  [ nppdf32.dll ].

After the install it worked flawlessly, and I stress tested the browser!
With regards the tick box within the Adobe reader that says, open in browser. Some times un-ticking this then reapplying with a browser restart gets the results.
As has the same effect with the Adobe Acrobat Pro [ the paid version NOT FREE DOWNLOAD ].

Though on all the computers I've worked on, I've had to apply the [ nppdf32.dll ] PLUGIN FIX by creating a folder where it didn't exist.
Some people have claimed that re-installing the application helps, but in these cases probably re-applying the ticked box [ open in browser ] within the Adobe preferences would have helped.

I'm currently using the latest version of Chrome on XP Pro of various hardware configs, and all were fixed by creating a plugin folder and using the .dll [ Dynamic Link Library ].
As the link has not been properly implemented with in the browser architecture, it seems it's early days yet.
This is evident when you click a PDF link, it tries to start the application in stand alone mode.

Good luck trying , and no you can't damage your computer trying : )
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Stuee 7/17/09 2:41 PM
I agree with Bapabooiee.

I have Foxit Reader installed, and since I checked the 'Display PDF in browser' option under Preferences / Internet I can view, navigate, edit and save PDF files quickly and easily in Chrome.
I can't recommend it enough!  It loads almost instantly with no splash screens or delays (unlike Adobe Reader), is a fraction of the size, and is way more flexible.

Check it out: http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/reader/
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work whatdoesitwant 7/22/09 6:32 AM
After trying to fix this on windows 7 rc build 7100 with adobe reader 9 and chrome 2, Jahmeister's suggestion didn't quite work.
Instead I had to create a plug-in folder at
C:\Users\Whateveryourownusernameis\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\2.0.172.37\Plugins and place nppdf32.dll there (I copied it from C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Browser). That did the trick.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work rajnishjay 8/17/09 11:09 PM
to open pdf within chrome (3.0) i pasted the foxit plugin file npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll in the same directory of chrome.exe .. as i could not found plugin directory in chrome 3.0.... installation... similarly for firefox I pasted the same file into firefox plugin directory and it worked like charm..:)
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work philrush 8/18/09 10:20 AM
Hmm, It seems that there are a few sales men for foxitsoftware. I don't see why people should pay because of chrome's inadequacy.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work jap68 8/19/09 2:12 PM
Had to go through a few combinations to make it work - not positive if FF is required, but I think it is...
1) uninstall Chrome and Foxit
2) install Firefox (used 3.5.2)
3) reinstall Chrome
4) reinstall Foxit
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work katcole 8/28/09 1:57 PM
I accepted the certificate for Xcert EZ by DST added to the Intermediate certificattion authen in my chrome settings and it works perfect!!!
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work mudshark 9/26/09 11:22 AM
This is STILL an issue with Reader. I have exactly the same bug (as paul anderson) with Reader 9.1.3. "The Adobe Acrobat/Reader that is running can not be used to view PDF files in a Web Browser.  Please exit Adobe Acrobat Reader and exit your Web Browser and try again."
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work alex180280 10/23/09 11:24 PM
I have Adode Pro 9.20 and Chrome 3.0.195.27
I have had the same problems (pdf files won't show in the browser). However, if you try to resize a window with a pdf-file, it might work. It works for me.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Geronimo 10/24/09 7:42 AM
Resizing  the Chrome window will display the pdf file. Thank you alex180280 for the tip
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work kevin011235 10/24/09 3:55 PM
This is weird...
Resizing the window works but I do not know why :)...
Thanks Alex!
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work richqw 10/25/09 9:07 PM
I have Acrobat Reader and for the last month or so, I haven't been able to read PDF files.  It's just a black window.  I tried the suggestions above, but no luck
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Gamez0rino 10/27/09 7:26 AM
GOOD NEWS!!! theres a temporary solution that i came across. All you need to do is double click chrome so that it is no longer fullscreen. It should make the pdf appear then you can maximise again :)

FIXED :D!
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Toni (Googler) 10/27/09 12:02 PM
Hey everyone,

For those that are experiencing the issue with Adobe Reader 9.2 not working correctly with Google Chrome (where resizing the window displays the PDF), we have a fix for this issue. It's not yet pushed to the Stable channel, but we're looking to push the fix soon. We'll update this thread after doing so.

Thanks!

Toni
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Neel_SF 10/27/09 2:24 PM
This is how I fixed it on two different computers:  Close Chrome, open Adobe Reader 9.x (or the full blown Acrobat), click Edit, then preferences, then internet, and then uncheck Display PDF in Browser.  That took care of it.  Open Chrome, and it works just fine with PDF's.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work derekhuang 10/29/09 1:38 PM
I am hoping to get a response too when this problem is fixed.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work linguisht 10/31/09 1:37 PM
thanks neel, quick workaround.
Only annoying part is that clicking links to PDF will first rewrite the window with the URL, then trigger Reader; when you close reader, the chrome window stays open, with only the URL in it.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work sumjahtera 11/7/09 3:40 AM
I can not open pdf file by google chrome browser,please let me know if you already have the solution ,thanks a lot google team ,i am sure you are great and the googlers will be founding the right solution very soon.For the time being I have to turn to mozzilla to have my work done.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work ihavenoideawho 11/7/09 11:47 PM
This used to happen with mine, but I opened Adobe Reader and clicked 'Help' > 'Repair Adobe Reader Installation' and now it works.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work elp1 11/8/09 11:44 PM
Have Adobe reader. It works in Firefox, and evil IE, but not Chrome. I installed Foxit reader. Again, it works in IE and Firefox and not Chrome. It is clearly a Chrome issue. I did not have this problem until after I installed Windows 7 Ultimate (we had a house party so we got it  about a week before the release date) AND Chrome updated itself. With the update that I started having this problem I also had another problem that I was able to fix. I can't figure this one out. I really don't feel like backing up Chrome and uninstalling it then reinstalling it. That is the only recommendation on this page I have not tried yet. I may just give up and uninstall Chrome all together and go back to Firefox. I get PDF notices several times a week from my son's school that I have to go to Firefox to read. I read my g-mail in Chrome, so it is annoying to have to go back and forth between two browsers.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work iZacki 11/11/09 1:40 PM
I also have Windows 7 Pro and Chrome, and I also had problems with viewing PDF files with Chrome. The solution is simple. The browser isn't actually freezing, it just doesn't refresh its screen. After clicking on a PDF link, simply resize your browser window with your mouse. The PDF will then appears magically! Since the Acrobat plugin  is working correctly, I hope the next Chrome fix will correct this problem.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work NormH 11/11/09 4:10 PM
TreeHug's answer worked like a charm.  Mine open by just clicking on the link -- and fast!!  Thank you.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work artisfunstudios 11/11/09 9:50 PM
I have tried resizing the Chrome window with no luck; I have tried the checking and unchecking the "display pdf in browser" option with no luck; i have clicked repair acrobat with no luck.  Everything people have suggested above I have tried all to no avail.  Does anyone else have another suggestion? I am using Pro version 9.1.3.  I am about to give up totally on Chrome.  It is just too much of a pain to read pdfs in another browser.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work mastbrat 11/29/09 9:39 PM
Resizing the window worked like a charm for me ... try it.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Toni (Googler) 12/1/09 2:25 PM
Hey guys,

If you are having the issue where PDF files wouldn't display unless you resize your Google Chrome window (occurring with Adobe Reader 9.2), this issue was fixed early November in the latest version of Google Chrome. If you have this problem, all you have to do is update your Google Chrome by clicking on your Tools menu --> About Google Chrome.

If that wasn't your issue and the different suggestions/workarounds listed in this thread didn't resolve your issue, please start a new thread so that we can start a fresh investigation and avoid confusion.

Thanks!

Toni
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work tymaxfree 12/1/09 2:32 PM
hi<have you tryed scanning for registry errors
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Stein_errrr 12/5/09 8:46 PM
First, I am running these programs right now

Foxit Reader 3.0
Chrome (DevChannel) 4.02
Vista as my OS

I too was having problems with Acrobat Pro 9 and Readers 8 and 9 and Foxit Reader in chrome (all the usual error messages, frozen screens, you name it) so after reading through about twenty different posts (and trying all of the easy "check this box" and "resize this window" solution) I started to play around with some of the more tech savvy solutions from other configs and came up with this...

1. Go to: C:\Program Files\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins
2. Copy file: npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll
3. Go to: C:\Users\[USER]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Plugin Data
4. Paste the copied .dll here
5. Restart Chrome and try opening a .PDF

I don't know if this will work for all of you, or if you can copy the similiar nppdf32.dll as TreeHug suggested in April, but its something worth trying.  Also you might try looking at this forum:

http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/chrome-troubleshooting/opening-pdf-foxit-rather-than-acroread-64.html

for other solutions.  Anyway, hope this helps
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work zelrik 12/9/09 3:15 PM
I am having very similar issues with the beta version of chrome on Linux. I am having a very hard time opening PDF files.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work hants 12/11/09 6:32 AM
there is also another thread discussing the same problem under linux (but probably in the wrong discussion category): http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=2710069b88521846&hl=en&fid=2710069b8852184600047a74b90d6495
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work dougskiba 12/12/09 6:55 AM
The suggestion from Neel_SF fixed the problem instantly (though I did not need to close Chrome):  Close Chrome, open Adobe Reader 9.x (or the full blown Acrobat), click Edit, then preferences, then internet, and then uncheck Display PDF in Browser.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work mairan 1/6/10 6:44 AM
Hey Karmic guys,
I found a workaround that worked like a charm for me!
It was pointed out by tomasz.chilinsk and refined by setack on the Chromium Issue 19587 (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=19587).

To enable Chrome to view PDF files embedded in the browser, become root and follow these steps:

1 - echo 'deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/setack/stuff/ubuntu karmic main' >> /etc/apt/sources.list
2 - aptitude update
3 - aptitude install mozplugger

That's it! After that, just restart Chrome and you should be able to view PDF files with Acrobat Reader embedded in the browser. At least it is working for me... I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic), Acrobat Reader 9.2 (10/06/2009) and Chrome Beta 4.0.249.43.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work ogromano 1/10/10 6:42 AM
Hi...
Sorry to say that the above solution for us Karmics didn't work for me... Also running 9.10 (Ubuntu Karmic), Acrobat Reader 9.2, and Chrome 4.0.249.43.
I even logged out and back in to see if there was some change but nothing... still seeing only a black empty screen when loading pdfs.
Cya.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work darksignals 1/14/10 4:35 PM
No amount of workarounds, fixes or voodoo can make Chrome and Acrobat Pro work together right now. This is an ongoing problem and one that is highly annoying.

Please PLEASE fix this Google!!!
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work TheoGB 1/18/10 12:43 PM
Yup, this is really silly. Can this be fixed? Chrome is perfect otherwise.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Slavitch 1/22/10 7:24 AM
Fix this.  It is an embarrassment.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work zensys 1/25/10 1:32 AM
Followed Hants' above (12/11/09) suggested alternative thread which had the solution for me (thanks a lot naveenvnair!):

1. sudo updatedb
2. locate nppdf.so
3. delete all nppdf.so except the one in /usr/lib/firefox-addons (or an equivalent directory)  and the one in /opt/Adobe/Reader9/....

Now Chrome does not use the plugin anymore and downloads pdf's so you can open them in whaterever viewer you like. Firefox will still use the plugin.

My note: If you install the docs viewer extension in Chrome, some pdf's will still open directly in Google docs.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Konstigt 2/2/10 11:11 AM
I don't want to open in the browser but with a separate program, how do I do that in Chrome?
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work zensys 2/2/10 12:14 PM
As explained above: take away the plugins and Chrome cannot open in the browser anymore. Just make sure that your settings are such that downloaded files are opened directly with the preferred app.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Pardonator 2/6/10 1:17 AM
Thank's Marian, your response works very good and I can show pdf's with evince.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work evandang00 2/6/10 11:11 AM
chrome+pdf still doesn't work like it suppose to be....
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work antoniolvsa 2/9/10 4:16 AM
If you don't have adobe reader 9 installed, but the problem persist, use ccleaner to clean your registry, it may eliminate the problem.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work bgpete 2/11/10 6:45 AM
Not that this is any consolatioon but this isn't a Chome only issue, it is an issue with webkit.  Safari suffers from the same problems, worse even as it actually crashes the browser.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work ipquantum 2/23/10 7:24 AM
Can confirm with Ubuntu 8.04 with Chrome version 5.0.307.9 beta and with acroread 9.3. When I open a pdf file I only dark grey window.

Is there any even actively working on this?
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work reedog117 3/15/10 8:19 AM
Still having the same problem with Chrome 5.0.307.11 beta and acroread 9.3.1 on Ubuntu 9.04 Karmic.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Toni (Googler) 3/15/10 8:05 PM
Hey everyone, 

If you're on Linux, you may want to check out this thread where other Linux users are discussing this issue. There is also a popular workaround posted by mairan: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Chrome/thread?tid=543f0c80bace6c42&hl=en

For everyone else, if you don't want to open PDFs in the browser, follow the steps below. In Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader:
   1) Go to Edit menu > Preferences.
   2) Click Internet on the left.
   3) Uncheck the box next to "Preview PDF in browser" at the top (may also be called "Display PDF in browser"). 
   4) Click Ok 
   5) Make sure you've unselected this option in BOTH Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader if you have both installed

If you *want* to open PDFs in the browser and are having issues doing so, please visit the below the link in my references. In an attempt to track these issues down, we've directing everyone to this new post we've created that has a checklist of solutions to try and aims at obtaining more information from you to help us troubleshoot. As a result, I'll be closing this thread so that we can track recent occurrences on the new thread below.

Best,
Toni
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Evance 6/23/10 2:18 PM
Hi everyone,

As we understand that a lot of you are having trouble viewing PDF files in Google Chrome, we've been working hard on an integrated PDF viewing experience, and have already made it available on the Developer channel for Windows and Mac. Please be patient before this feature makes it to the Stable channel. Check out the Chromium Blog entry below to learn more.

Meanwhile, if you absolutely have to get your hands on this new feature, you can opt for the Developer channel here:


Please note, however, that the Developer channel is meant for testing purposes only, and is not as stable or polished as the Stable channel. Once on the Developer channel of Google Chrome, you can type chrome://plugins into your Omnibar, then click Enable under Chrome PDF Viewer to enable this feature.

Cheers,

Evance
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work ydy 7/6/10 5:41 AM
We were having a problem with Chrome downloading and displaying PDFs.  Clearing the browser cache cured our particular problem.

ydy
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work aggieben 7/10/10 10:52 AM
@Evance: you repeated the exact same thing last year.  What's the real holdup?
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work matthais_w 7/16/10 10:15 AM
Using the new plugin on the dev channel, when I click on the pdf link on this page:

http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/print/trsf3222e.html

A new blank tab opens... and that's it.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work bertdanger 7/18/10 2:45 PM
I am not a developer or a computer programmer. These fixes for Adobe Acrobat 9 including the developer channel idea are not for me. Google, thanks for suggesting the Developer channel, but what are the implications? Do I get a version of Chrome full of bugs so I can open up a PDF file once in a while? That seems insane to me.

Pay Adobe the money they want because we all know that is probably your issue. Or, Adobe won't support Chrome because Microsoft has a side deal with them and they are contractually obligated to not support Chrome. If Google does not reply to this post, you have your answer everybody!
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work bertdanger 7/18/10 2:53 PM
I FIXED THE PROBLEM!

1) In your address bar, type: chrome://plugins/
2) Disable: Adobe Acrobat - Version: 4.05 (Disabled)
Description:Netscape Navigator Plug-in for Adobe Acrobat v4.05
Location:C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Reader\Browser\nppdf32.dll
3) PRESTO: IT IS FIXED!

I cannot believe how incredibly idiotic the "experts" are in this thread. This fix should have been posted immediately. FOR SHAME GOOGLE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work billykhuang 7/19/10 3:34 AM
I've had these problems too, details below:

Adobe Acrobat - Version: 9.3.3.177
Description:        Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.3.3"
Location:        C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Browser\nppdf32.dll
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work LittleJohn 8/2/10 10:10 PM
It is now August 2010, and I am still experiencing problems downloading PDF files into Chrome. There's nothing wrong with the files - I can read them perfectly if I paste the link into IE, but it's a total pain having to switch to IE everytime I need to read a PDF file.

When is Google going to actually fix this issue?
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work PetrLupac 8/4/10 4:08 AM
Hello,

SOLUTION for those HAVING PROBLEM ONLY IN CHROME:

I had trouble with opening pdf files in Chrome after installing  Adobe 9 and none of provided solutions helped. The solution that worked for me is as follows :

1) type chrome://plugins/  into Chrome search bar
2) look for older Adobe plugins enabled - if you find more than one adobe plugin, disable all that are older than the one yuo are using
3) Fixed
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work geoffejohnson 9/22/10 3:29 AM
Hi

Following on from the last post, I found the following upon viewing chrome://plugins/ :
1.  "Adobe Reader 9" was enabled and "Chrome PDF Reader" was disabled.  However, when I tried to download a PDF doc I just got a blank window.
2.  I then disabled "Adobe Reader 9" and enabled "Chrome PDF Reader".  This worked fine; though of course the Chrome PDF Reader does not use the familiar Adobe toolbar for such tasks as zooming, finding text, saving copies etc.
3. I then disabled "Chrome PDF Reader" and re-enabled "Adobe Reader 9".  Now the Adobe Reader works just fine once more.

Hope this helps others.

Geoff
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work SCDbikeTech 9/30/10 11:16 AM
dont know if this will help...but i have been unable to open PDF files in chrome for some time while no problems in firefox...was trouble shooting again today when i noticed in the adress bar a little box with an x in it next to the wrench and star...i have pop ups blocked. i allowed pop ups from the website i was on and BINGO PDF file opened right up.  Feeling quite stupid at this moment but hope it helps.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Brazuca87 10/23/10 6:13 PM
Hm... For now I'm sticking to the Adobe Reader plugin... On Chrome's plugin for PDF, I can't even scroll down on the PDFs...

All I can do is change the zoom, fit whole page or fit to sides, and that's about it... Can't scroll with mouse, with keyboard, with arrows or Home/End/PgUp/PgDn...

Hope you guys fix it though
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work cemorela 11/21/10 9:13 AM
Okay, it is almost 2011. When is the fix? Chrome still cannot open a PDF from a pop up window. It is so bad Chrome locks up.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work coachbrett 11/22/10 2:44 PM
I just installed Adobe Reader X and had the same issues where pdfs would not open in Chrome. I did similar to geoffejohnson above, but had to disable getPlusPlus for Adobe in the plugins as well and also restart chrome which wasn't mentioned above.

Now my pdfs open with adobe reader plugin just fine:)
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work branflake2267 1/5/11 3:52 PM
Chrome pdf links don't work. Please add support for links.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Tomoya Kawasaki 1/24/11 11:41 AM
Hey everybody,

You can currently save most PDFs in Chrome by hitting Ctrl + S, right-clicking and selecting “Save as,” or going to the Wrench menu and selecting “Save page as.”

We're working on some fixes for our next release of Google Chrome that should allow you to print and save within in-frame PDFs using the Chrome PDF viewer. We're continuing to look into other issues so keep the feedback coming. For now, if you're opening an in-frame PDF, please right click and select "Open frame in a new tab." Once the PDF is opened in a new tab, you should be able to save by using the method listed above. If there's any specific site you're experiencing difficulty with, please let us know. 

In the meantime, to turn off the Chrome PDF Viewer, type "chrome://plugins" into the address bar, find the "Chrome PDF Viewer" and click "Disable."

For help or more information about the Chrome PDF viewer, see the links in my references.

Thanks for your feedback, everybody. It's really helpful. Thanks for working with us as we try to make this better.

TK
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work yogurt 2/1/11 8:08 AM
Help all of sudden today my chrome keeps locking up. not sure if it is pdf related but I think it seems to be
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work jrwagz 3/13/11 7:37 PM
A problem I am having with the Chrome PDF plugin is that it doesn't snap from one page to the next cleanly.  I use a CR-48 and am frequently giving presentations on it that are saved as PDF documents.  Whenever I use the spacebar or page down (alt-down on CR-48) it doesn't move to the beginning of the next page, it instead moves me down like 90% of one page, leaving part of the previous page visible at the top.  Then I am forced to fine tune the placement with the up/down arrows, which is not ideal in the middle of a presentation.

Has anybody else ran into this problem?
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work mjhsruss 3/15/11 6:51 AM
I have Chrome and like it, better than IE and Firefox. However this issue needs to get fixed by Google. Please allow the version of Acrobat Standard 8.2.6 I have (depends on user) to run. Right now Chrome tells this version is "bad" and I need to update to a newer version. Crazy to have two versions of Acrobat just to satisfy Chrome. As stated by other users please fix.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work erinferin 4/12/11 7:24 PM
PDF viewer doesn't work for me either with Acrobat 8.2.6. I've searched all over the help forums with no luck.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work KaraMash 5/4/11 9:53 AM
I have not been able to open PDFs in Chrome for some time, but I just fixed the problem. I found my solution mentioned in another post here - I installed FoxIt Reader. Now pdfs open just fine in Chrome. I regularly use both Firefox and Chrome and it's unthinkable that I would have to uninstall Firerfox in order to be able to use Chrome properly. FoxIt is free - not sure why there was that post about "FoxIt Salesmen."
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Xaricofugas 5/6/11 3:20 AM
solution from TreeHug worked like a charm on Acrobat 10, slighty diffrent path though. thanks
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work flyingfish182 5/25/11 9:36 AM
Still not working for me. I have to close Chrome and open FireFox where PDF's print as they should.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/9/11 2:37 PM
Same here. Chrome 12 can't open pdf file directly :(
I've tried PDFxchange, foxit reader, I've tried to inactivate Chrome PDF viewer, than Adobe reader plugin, Nothing works... ANd this work for Firefox...
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Tomoya Kawasaki 7/13/11 4:21 PM
Hi everyone, 

If you have an outdated Acrobat, Chrome will prevent you from using the plugin for your security. 

When you update the Acrobat to the newest version, it should update your entire computer, as the plugin is running as a separate entity than Chrome. So, you don't need to run 2 versions of Acrobat. 

@Flyingfish182 and maxwell1858, do you get some sort of error message? If so, can you let us know what it is? 

If you have Chrome PDF viewer enabled, do you receive any error message? 

Thanks, 

TK
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/14/11 12:24 AM
Thanks for your help Tomoya. When I click on a link to a PDF in a webpage, a new page loads, but after the loading, the page is still blank. No error message.
As for the version of Adobe, mine is :

Adobe Acrobat (2 files) - Version: 10.1.0.534
Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0

(but I've already tried to desactivate it too and use only the plugin "Chrome PDF viewer".)
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/14/11 12:26 AM
In fact, it's not a blank white page! it's a page with a greyish color (but noting displayed, no message). Don't know whether it can help...
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Tomoya Kawasaki 7/14/11 10:45 AM
Hi maxwell1858, 

Is it just one particular PDF link or all PDF? If so, do you mind sharing a sample link, so we can test? 

Also, what operating system do you have, Windows XP/Vista/7 or Mac?

Thanks,
TK
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/14/11 2:47 PM
WIndows 7
Chrome 12.0.742.122
It doesn't work for any PDF not one in particular: here this one for example:  http://www.guanis.org/filonto/texto07.pdf
It opens only a blank page for me
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/14/11 2:57 PM
something maybe of interest:
when I enable only Chrome PDF viewer, I have a blank greyish page (which seems to have finish its loading), but with Adobe or Foxit plugins enabled,  I have a page which is loading, and loading, endlessly (the little mouse pointer shows that the page is still loading)... (still white so)
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Tomoya Kawasaki 7/15/11 11:40 AM
Were you able to open this pdf in any other browser? 

When you have Chrome PDF Viewer enabled, do you also have Adobe or Foxit plugins enabled? If so, can you try disable them, and only have Chrome PDF Viewer enabled? 

Also, can you try to load a short PDF file? Such as W4 form? 

TK
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/16/11 12:19 AM
Now it works!  I've only re-installed Chrome and now everything works perfectly!

I think the problem was that I installed an extension: Chrome PDF viewer (I installed it before Chrome could view PDF files natively). I've completely forgotten that I installed that (It's not listed along the Plugins of course and only in Extensions).

Now it works and when I see my "About:Plugins", I can see that all the PLugins: Chrome PDF viewer, Adobe reader, PDF-XChange viewer are enabled at the same time but it doesn't seem to be a problem apparently !

Thanks for your help Tomoya and good luck for the others, apparently, there are no reasons that it doesn't work for you too...
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work maxwell1858 7/16/11 12:50 AM
P.S: If you keep ALL the plugins enabled, in fact it's the Adobe Reader only which will read the PDF as for me. If I want to use PDF Xchange viewer for example, I have to disable the two other ones.
Re: Chrome PDF Plugin Still Doesn't Work Tomoya Kawasaki 8/17/11 4:56 PM
Great to hear! Thank maxwell1858 for sharing. 
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