Any intention by Brave to allow opening of pdf files based on File Type specified in Windows?

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#1

Other browsers (like FireFox) allow me to automatically have my default PDF Reader open a PDF file, based on the program specified under File Types in Windows. It would be so much simpler than the way Brave Version 0.60.48 Chromium: 72.0.3626.121 (Official Build) (64-bit) works today.

As Brave works today, I have to download a file to a directory I select, then I have to open it with my PDF program. It’s a pain that pushes me to use FireFox instead!

#2

@WellnessDave,
Brave leverages PDFjs for viewing PDF files and should open them in-browser unless you’ve selected otherwise.
Can you navigate to Settings --> Advanced --> Privacy/Security --> Content Settings --> PDF Documents and ensure that this option is toggled “off”?

#3

Thanks for your quick response. The download option was turned on, so I turned it off. However, when I try to open a pdf it still immediately goes to download, even after rebooting my computer.

Is there something else I should change?

#4

Here’s an update on opening a pdf. I just visited a site that had a pdf for a user guide to a casio watch. When I clicked on it, the pdf guide did open in Brave.

I revisited my bank’s website where I tried to open a pdf bank statement, and instead of opening the file I was taken to a screen to download the file. Here’s the file name: Statement2019%2D02%2D11.PDF . Are the % symbols causing the problem?

Dave Filkins

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#5

@WellnessDave,
Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry for the delay. This looks like an issue we had where pdf files behind authentication walls could not be opened in Brave:

I will ping some team members about this to see why its still behaving this way. In the interim - try to view a pdf file from an authenticated source again but do it with Shields down and see if the PDF loads.

#6

I went to the same banking site and tried to download the pdf with shields down and it still sent me to download. The same thing happened when I used a new Private Window.

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#7

@WellnessDave,
Thanks for the update. I’ll have to dig into this further and see whats going on. Appreciate your patience.

#8

I, too, am having this same issue - this is the sole thing preventing me from a full switch to Brave, as I preview 10-20 PDF’s daily for work. Our CRM has a built-in PDF preview feature, but I am directed to Adobe Reader DC Download anytime I try to interact with the PDF within Brave. Looking forward to a fix!