Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Open PDF , not downloading it

  • I use v30.
    When I click on a pdf-link, it gets downloaded.
    How do I change that to Opening the pdf?

    It is probably something simple, but please tell me what.

    I searched the very minimal Preferences, even with Enable Developer tools On and the More Tools menu.
    Couldn't find it.

    The Chrome reader was active, but only when I clicked the downloaded pdf.
    I turned that Plugin off, so now when I click, my pdf reader starts.
    But a pdf is still downloaded.

    1. To open a document/file in your system, it needs to get downloaded anyway.
    2. To open it in the browser, I guess there are extensions, plugins, and online services.

    Still, if you, for example, want to always open any PDF upon downloading, in Chrome there is an option - no idea if nuOpera's similar in that (probably), but in any case, you could create a "Current (bla-bla)" folder, say, on your desktop (to easier pick it when downloading) and use it for such "one time" files.

  • I understand it needs to be downloaded anyway, but I am pretty sure that the normal behavior is that it opens directly as well.
    That is what I am used to in FireFox and I think in the old Opera.

    Am I right?

    Now for every pdf I have to go to the Download section and start it there myself every time.

    In the old Opera there was a section where I could tell what a certain extension should do.
    MIME or something?

  • There's no such thing in nuOpera yet. You might like to visit here to support the call to reestablish such a thing.

  • Am I right?

    Last time I've checked, Opera, Chrome and Firefox behaved the same way.

Log in to reply

Looks like your connection to Opera forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.