We all are very well familiar with PDF (Portable Document Format) and always like to read any file in PDF format because it has the ability to make documents portable. Even, everybody knows that PDF files need a PDF reader for reading the files. But have you ever thought ~
What you will do if any type of PDF reader software is not available in your system?
Usually most of the people prefer to download and install PDF reader software like: Foxit Reader, Nitro PDF Reader, PDF-XChange Viewer, and Adobe Reader. But only few of them know that they can use Google Chrome as a PDF reader for all PDF files.
So, if you don't have any PDF reader software then there is no need to be worry. In this tutorial, i am going to show you how to use Google Chrome as Default PDF Reader. After reading this complete post you will feel that there is no need to install distinct PDF reader software just for reading PDF files. Let's grab it:
How to Use Google Chrome as Default PDF Reader
To set Google Chrome as your default PDF Reader, firstly you have to find a PDF document in your system and then make a right click on it. Select the option of "Open With" from the menu. From there you can choose alternative programs, but if Google Chrome isn’t listed then you have to select the option of "Choose Default Program" to open the window of Open With.
Now from the Open With window, select Google Chrome.
If you are not able to see Chrome in this list, then make double click on the option of "Other Programs" to select Google Chrome. After that, if you are still not able to see Chrome in this list then make a right click on the desktop shortcut icon and click on "Properties". Now copy the location from the Target text box and then Paste into the New file box. Finally select Open.
Just after selecting Google Chrome, Click on OK button. That's it! Now all PDF files available in your system will open in Google Chrome whenever you will open.
If Google Chrome is incapable to open PDF files, then it means you will have to enable the PDF viewer plugin. To enable the PDF viewer plugin, type chrome://plugins/ in the address bar and hit enter. Now a list of Plug-ins will appear, in this list you have to find "Chrome PDF viewer". If the option of Chrome PDF viewer is not enabled then enable it.
Now, Google Chrome has been set as your Default PDF Reader. Start enjoying and share your view with us through comments.
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