Open in PDF Reader
Send PDF links directly to your favorite PDF viewer like Adobe Acrobat Reader
What is Open in PDF Reader?
"Open in PDF Reader" is an Edge browser extension that offers an efficient way to view PDF files. It allows users to open PDF links directly in their preferred PDF viewer application. This extension simplifies the task of downloading and viewing PDFs, working seamlessly with most common PDF viewers. With features like opening PDFs from the right-click context menu and transferring already opened PDFs to an external viewer, it enhances your PDF viewing experience. Additionally, it includes safety features, like running the external executable with a delay, so your antivirus can validate the PDF file before opening.
The "Open in PDF viewer" extension opens PDF files directly in your favorite external PDF viewer application. To use the extension, right-click on a PDF link and select the "Open in PDF viewer" item. The extension downloads the PDF file in your default downloads directory and then executes the external command to open the downloaded file with the default PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat Reader or FoxIt PDF reader).
Note that to execute an OS-level command, you need to install a native client. Native client installation guide appears on the first usage.
- Open PDF files from right-click context menu
- Transfer already opened PDF files to the external PDF viewer by pressing the browser's action button
- Detect PDF links and open them with left-click
- Open the external PDF viewer with a user-defined delay
- Supports most common PDF viewers
Change Logs: 0.1.1: It is now possible to define left-click open in default PDF reader from the options page. If this mode is enabled, the extension blocks the default action when a link with the PDF mime type is the target. 0.1.2:
Open in PDF Reader may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.
Open in PDF Reader has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.
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