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

Opera starting Acrobat unprompted

  • In Opera 43.0.2442.806 (PGO), if I turn on "Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application" in Settings, Acrobat automatically starts with the downloaded file when clicking a PDF link. I think that is less secure than starting it explicitly.

  • Well, it says 'open' so I guess it's just doing what it says. Also, the user has to choose that option.

  • Well, you're right. I had it set though by having already disabled the Chrome PDF viewer in opera:plugins. So I was surprised when it started Acrobat. I liked that Opera never started an outside program. Anyway, I'll use the builtin viewer and download when needed.