Why is no PDF Viewer installed with Opera 26?

  • I am sure this has been asked many times before but could someone please explain why there is no PDF Viewer installed with Opera 26?

    Every other browser I have used has a PDF viewer installed why doesn't Opera 26?

  • There is one installed. Can you describe the issue you are having in great detail?

  • Goto opera:plugins
    Activate plugin Chrome PDF Viewer

    Thats all.

  • Thank you for the replies. I cannot find a pdf viewer installed in Opera 26 so when I try to open a pdf file (eg this http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/HDR-AS100V#Manuals) all I get is a blank page.

    I have used previous versions of Opera (up to 12) and there was always a pdf viewer installed automatically. I know version 26 is based on chrome but even Chrome downloads with a pdf viewer already installed.

    I can't see opera:plugins in my version. There is Opera:get extensions and I can see 6 pdf extensions. Is open with Google drive viewer the preferred pdf extension for Opera?

  • Type opera://plugins/ into your address bar. How many PDF plugins are listed? If you have more than one, make sure only one is enabled.

  • I cannot find a pdf viewer installed in Opera 26 so when I try to open a pdf file (eg this http://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/HDR-AS100V#Manuals) all I get is a blank page

    That link does not contain a PDF file. Try with this one:
    http://www.users.on.net/~pvscc/coffee_break/coffeeBrkPDF.pdf

    I can't see opera:plugins in my version.

    Are you sure that you did the steps correctly?... These are the steps to go to opera://plugins and enable the PDF viewer:

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  • I typed opera://plugins in the address bar and Chrome PDF Viewer was there and enabled!

    I have been using Opera 26 on three different computers and when I tried to open a pdf link (eg http://www.users.on.net/~pvscc/coffee_break/coffeeBrkPDF.pdf) all I got was a blank page!

    Anyway http://www.users.on.net/~pvscc/coffee_break/coffeeBrkPDF.pdf is working for me now so I will read it and find out all the things I never knew about PDF's!!

    Thanks for the help. I still do not know what I did wrong but it's working now so that's the main thing.

  • I still do not know what I did wrong but it's working now so that's the main thing.

    Make sure that the link you're trying to open ends with .pdf, otherwise no PDF will be opened. My link is an example... You can try with any link you like (needs to end with the .pdf file extension).

  • I am still having problems. As I said I use Opera on few computers and they would not display a pdf. All I got was a blank screen everytime I tried to display one!

    You proved to me yesterday that I was doing something wrong and showed me how to display a pdf on my laptop.

    This morning I am on my desktop and I cannot get the pdf to display. This is the screenshot of the coffee break pdf given above http://s617.photobucket.com/user/Tel567/media/ScreenPrint.png.html showing a blank screen.

    I have typed opera://plugins in the address bar and Chrome PDF Viewer was there and enabled. After I did that on my laptop the pdf displayed although I can assure you they did not before I asked the question. I have just done it on the desktop and all I get is a blank screen just like the screenshot above.

    This is the Opera details on my desktop. My laptop details are similar.
    Version: 26.0.1656.60 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable

    System: Windows 7 64-bit (WoW64)
    Browser identification

  • You say the Chrome PDF viewer is there and enable, but are there any other PDF viewers there an enabled? Like the Mozilla/Firefox PDF viewer or another PDF viewer of some kind? If you have two enabled at the same time it can cause conflicts.

  • Thanks for your reply.

    I have now got it working on the desktop by installing the 'pdf viewer' extension.

    Chrome PDF viewer is still enabled in the plugins but as I said all I got a blank page so to view a pdf I need the two installed! It doesn't explain why I was eventually able to view a pdf on my laptop with only Chrome PDF viewer enabled.

    Anyway the main thing is that I can view pdf's using Opera!

  • I am impressed. PDF opens instantly in Opera 26. But still, functionality needs to return to 12.17 level in order for me to use it as an all-purpose browser...

  • Thanks for your reply.
    I have now got it working on the desktop by installing the 'pdf viewer' extension.
    Chrome PDF viewer is still enabled in the plugins but as I said all I got a blank page so to view a pdf I need the two installed! It doesn't explain why I was eventually able to view a pdf on my laptop with only Chrome PDF viewer enabled.
    Anyway the main thing is that I can view pdf's using Opera!

    Using Chrome PDF viewer?

  • No it didn't work on my desktop with Chrome PDF viewer enabled.

    It appears from the advice given in this thread that Chrome PDF viewer is enabled by default so you should be able to view PDF's as soon as you install Opera 26.

    This is the result I got with Chrome PDF viewer enabled http://s617.photobucket.com/user/Tel567/media/ScreenPrint.png.html

    As soon as I installed this https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/pdf-viewer/?display=en I could view PDF'S on my desktop.

  • Both your links worked for me.

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