Render PDFs Inline


Force PDFs to display inline instead of downloading. By Nick Semenkovich <>

Force PDFs to render inline instead of downloading. By Nick Semenkovich <> Annoyed by PDFs that save and download instead of opening? This extension forces PDFs to render inline instead of downloading (by overwriting the "Content-disposition: attachment" header). This extension works using the webRequest API -- and it's a bit slower than the alternative extension. If you're using the Beta or Dev versions of Chrome, my alternative extension uses the Declarative Web Request API -- which is faster. Features: - Only rewrites content that's in a main window (main_frame) - Rewrites all responses with "Content-type: application/pdf" - Rewrites responses with "Content-type: application/octet-stream" with a filename=*.pdf WARNING: This may have security risks by overriding the attachment header. Use at your own risk. ======== CODE ======== Please contribute! Copyright 2014-2015, Nick Semenkovich <> Released under the MIT License. See LICENSE for details.

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porgMar 21, 2024

Good feature idea! Sadly a of 2024-03-21 the extension in it lates released version 2016.4.7 is not working anymore in the current Chrome 122.0.6261.129. Tried it on where the PDFs use "Content-Disposition: attachment" and enforcing PDF inline display fails, instead the PDFs just trigger a download.

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AmirOct 11, 2022

All you need to not to save a PDF but to read it!

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Hari TharaniJul 14, 2020

not even opening very bad n not useful

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