Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application

  • Since the new Opera version (stable 44.x 64bit), the option "Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application" doesn't work anymore, it just saves the pdf file without launching pdf viewer. I went back to 43.0.2442.1144 to have this option working again.

  • I see the same behavior even on developer 45.

  • Same for me ...
    Version: 44.0.2510.857 (

  • Could it be Chromium's fault? Because in 57 (and even 59) it's the same story.

  • Could it be Chromium's fault? Because in 57 (and even 59) it's the same story.

    If it happens in Chrome and other Chromium based browsers then, yes, it can be a Chromium issue.

  • From bugs.chromium.org:
    "This is currently the intended behavior unless you check the automatically open this file type (from the download bar right of the filename). It used to open them automatically but we considered this to be rather intrusive."

    It would take such an option even on Opera.

  • And I thought my system was at fault 😞 I hope Opera will add option to open PDF in external viewer AUTOMATICALLY 🙂

  • I was looking for a new browser and Opera was looking very promising... until I stumbled across this glitch. Really? Not being able to open PDF files in my computer's default PDF viewer program is unacceptable!

  • When you have "Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application" checked and in your computer setting setup the default PDF app you want to use - Mine will open Adobe Acrobat Pro

  • I was looking for a new browser and Opera was looking very promising... until I stumbled across this glitch. Really? Not being able to open PDF files in my computer's default PDF viewer program is unacceptable!

    Temporary workaround (or maybe definitive because this issue was not taken into account): double click the pdf files on download drop-down list.

    When you have "Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application" checked and in your computer setting setup the default PDF app you want to use - Mine will open Adobe Acrobat Pro

    Which Opera version have you installed?

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