Unable to view PDF on MacOS


#1

When try to follow a link to a PDF file in the MacOS version of Brave I don’t see the PDF - Brave downloads the file and then I am redirected to the extensions page. I have tried enabling and disabling the PDF Viewer extension but it appear to make no difference.

I would prefer to view the PDF in Brave then choose whether to download it from there.

Any help appreciated

Model: iMac15,1
OS Version: macOS 10.13.3 (17D47)

Brave: 0.20.30
V8: 6.4.388.40
rev: 8b78402e7b3b91d44d8146cbe4dc8013592c33fd
Muon: 4.7.9
OS Release: 17.4.0
Update Channel: Release
OS Architecture: x64
OS Platform: macOS
Node.js: 7.9.0
Brave Sync: v1.4.2
libchromiumcontent: 64.0.3282.119


PDF's Downloading when they should display
#2

Did you restart the browser after enabling PDF reader from the extensions list? Do you mind sharing the link for the pdf that you are facing this issue with?


#3

Hi, thanks for the reply.

Yes, I have restarted Brave several times and got the same result.

I can’t give you the link as it is on one of my finance sites however, I thought I would find another link to a PDF and send you that but when I did Brave handled the PDF fine and showed it in the browser window. The problem must have been with the linked file rather than Brave or the extension. Sorry, I should have checked with other links before posting the query.

Thanks for your help.

Pat


#4

Do you have Site isolation enabled in preferences by any chance? If so does disabling it load the PDF correctly?


#5

Hi, no it isn’t enabled and even if I switch the shields off it still doesn’t show the PDF. Viewing the same site in Safari displays the PDF in the browser. Cheers


#6

@kelpie Could you load the pdf and then press F12 to load the dev tools and switch to Console tab and take a screenshot of it and share here


#7

I can’t actually load the pdf, that’s the problem, but I clicked the link then did as you asked.


#8

Does the PDF load if you allow all cookies to be set in shields?


#9

No, I just tried it with Allow All Cookies and it still won’t load in the browser. (It was previously on Block 3rd Party cookies)


#10

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