Ubuntu

pdf documents (probably other mimetypes too) not opened by chromium-browser

Reported by Alexander Sack on 2010-01-28
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This bug affects 5 people
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Chromium Browser
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chromium-browser (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: chromium-browser

clicking on a .pdf opens a new tab, that tab stays however, empty and the .pdf gets downloaded to the default download location.

Instead chromium should open the pdf in the pdf mime-type handler aka evince.

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

There are a few different bugs in this area:
1) that you can't make downloads open automatically
2) that we don't support Adobe's Reader plugin
3) that we don't support Reader via mozplugger

(Evince doesn't provide a browser plugin, so we're out of luck for using evince for displaying PDFs inline.)

I will link this to the relevant bugs. I believe the third one has been fixed by mozplugger.

... I guess I can't link it to two bugs. Well, the other one is
  http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=31688

Mike Carifio (carifio) wrote :

Any recommended workaround? Right now I just use firefox when I want to fetch a pdf.
That's a little cumbersome. But doable.

If you click the download button that shows up at the bottom, it should open in your PDF viewer.

I heard there was a built-in PDF reader... was that just Google Chrome?

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