Pdf saving instead of opening


My PDFs keep saving instead of simply opening in a new tab. They BOTH save and open in a new tab. I don’t want them to save. I have already done the following

Default behavior

Sites automatically follow this setting when you visit them

Download PDFs

Open PDFs in Brave

Switched on “Open PDFs in Brave”.

Hello @rrdjn, thank you for reaching us out. What kind of device and OS do you use? If on windows you have to download once, then you see the file on the left bottom (download bar), click on the small arrow on the right of the file and tick “always open files of this type” so that will be the behavior next time. Let us know if that helps.


Windows 11. Brave browser.

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