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How to download PDF files instead of opening them in Chrome | Browsers

Chrome, by default, opens PDF file links in a new tab. However, for those who do not want to use the browser as a document reader in the format, it is possible to disable the feature in the application's settings.

After the change, the PDF items will be downloaded and saved in the default downloads folder and will be accessible in another reader of your choice, such as Adobe Acrobat, for example. Check out the step by step below how to perform the process in the Google browser and automatically save files of the kind on your computer.

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How to convert files to PDF without downloading programs

How to convert files to PDF without downloading programs

Step 1. With Chrome open, select the three dots icon in the upper right corner of the screen. In the menu that opens next, check Settings;

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Access Chrome settings Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho

Step 2. Scroll the page to the Advanced section, and click on the arrow to access more browser configuration items;

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V in advanced Chrome settings Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho

Step 3. Under Privacy and security, select the Content settings option;

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Access Chrome's content settings Photo: Reproduction / Taysa Coelho

Step 4. Among the items displayed, access Documents in PDF;

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Click on "PDF Document" in Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho

Step 5. Activate the key next to the text Download PDF files instead of opening them automatically in Chrome.

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Activate the key to download PDF files in Chrome Photo: Reproduo / Taysa Coelho