How To Enable the Built-in PDF Viewer in Google Chrome


The recent releases of Google Chrome (6 and up) have PDF support built-in, but it's not enabled by default.
Here's how to enable the PDF viewer in Chrome.

- Launch Google Chrome. Make sure you are using version 6 or above.
To check which version you have, click on the wrench in the toolbar in the upper right corner and click on About Google Chrome. A box will pop up and display the version. 
The newest version can be downloaded at

-  Go to the Chrome address bar and type in chrome://plugins/ (see below) and hit the Enter key.

Google Chrome Plug-in Screenshot

- Click on the blue Enable link, close the browser window and you're good to go.
Flash, Java, and Google Update can be enabled or disabled the same way.
Other plugins can be listed depending on what vesion of Chrome you are using.
The latest update (Sept. 18, 2011) shows a plugin named Remoting Viewer that wasn't there earlier.

I didn't have any problem with the 6 PDF files I opened, but as this is a relatively new feature, there may be a bug or two. 


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