If I have opened a PDF file in Chrome with its plug-in Chrome PDF viewer, how can I save it to Google Drive directly instead of downloading it first and uploading it? Is there an extension that could do this?
Again, I seemed to solve my own question. You could use Google Cloud Print to save any webpage to PDF in Google Drive. Check here http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/docs/MgADSBA2jEc
When I click on a PDF link in Chrome, it opens automatically inside the browser window. How can I get it to download instead and open with an external viewer?
I implemented djhowell's solution but Chrome still seems to be handling PDF files differently from regular files. When I click a PDF link it opens in Adobe Reader, but normally files download to a folder first.
I also find it weird that this is controlled by Reader and not Chrome. Are there not any file-type controls in Chrome anywhere?
I know the answer's already been picked, but I'd just like to offer another option. You can disable the Adobe plugin in Chrome, which will force Chrome to download the PDF.
It's under chrome://plugins.
Are you using Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Reader to display the PDFs? If so, it is probably Abode's behavior you need to modify.
Here are the steps I had to take:
If you are using another application to view PDFs the steps are likely similar.
By any chance do you have both Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat installed? You may have to repeat the above steps in the other application.
Chrome is a little weird in that its default behavior is to download everything and make you open it yourself. When you click a PDF link do you see the filename in the "download bar" along the bottom of the window? If so, try right-clicking on it and un-check "Always open files of this type" if it is checked.
Chrome PDF Viewer
Kind of sorted this; I uninstalled Adobe Reader and installed SumatraPDF instead! Much better and lightweight app.
In Google-Chrome: open a new tab, go to about:plugins and disable "Chrome PDF Viewer". This seems to have done the trick for me.
that depends on your default PDF reader, for Adobe try this:
Edit > Preferences > Internet
clear the box Display PDF in Browser