Please make "Print as PDF" ("Open PDF in Preview") more accessible

I use “Print as PDF” a lot. In Brave, “Print as PDF” is located in: Print -> “More settings” -> Scroll all the way to the bottom -> “Open PDF in Preview” -> Cmd+S.

“Print as PDF” is something many people use. Clicking “More settings” and having to scroll all the way down—every single time—adds more steps for an often-used feature.

Could you please make “Print as PDF”/“Open PDF in Preview” more accessible?

In the meantime, there’s a VERY useful extension that makes printing to .pdf one-click easy as you (and I) desire. It’s appropriately titled: “Save as Pdf” and works as advertised (at least for me and evidently some thousands of others). For the record, I have no affiliation with any extension developers. This extension just works for me saving time and frustration!

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I just type Ctrl+P and can save to PDF right away


Save as PDF does not necessarily do the same thing as print as PDF, particularly on sites that have a “print this” link.

How about a non-browser solution?
This is what I use to print as PDF.

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But how can one easily view a .pdf outside Brave without having to print it? I’d like to open all PDF files automatically in Preview, but there seems no easy way to do this.


This isn’t what you asked for, but maybe it helps.

You can view pdf files in Brave, with or without making it your default pdf handler.

control-O (letter O) to open file dialog.

The pdf icon is from Sumatra pdf viewer (not required for this example)

And so …

Yes, I know how to do this, but this isn’t what I wanted.

It turns out that you once you download it you can click on the download and then ask for it to display it automatically in the system viewer. It still requires two clicks so is longer than in every other browser (all of which can be configured to open directly in your favorite viewer), but at least it isn’t quite so difficult.

It’s quite silly for Brave to not fix this “feature”. Please do fix it :slight_smile: !

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I am not a dev, just a passenger, and I do agree it is a nice feature.

But the aforementioned Bullzip printer can be set up to do that. And for any application that prints, not just browsers.