How to re-activate the built in PDF Viewer?
ProfessorDog last edited by
Software versions: Vivaldi (the black Vivaldi) 1.8.755.3 (official build) (64-Bit) on OSX 10.12.3
I'm having a problem with PDF preview in Vivaldi.
In the past I deactivated the in built PDF viewer and nowadays I get a download/open prompt for every PDF. If I click on open the file will be opened with the OSX preview app.
In vivaldi://plugins I can see the Chromium PDF Viewer which is deactivated with the info "deactivated by company policy" or something like it - I dont really know what that means or how it happened. There is no such thing as company policy on my computer.
How can I re-activate the pdf viewer or use a a new browser plugin/extension to automatically get a preview of the PDF in a Vivaldi tab.
I hope this works and is similar on Mac:
- Open vivaldi://chrome/settings/content
- Scroll down to PDF Documents
- Disable Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application
- Close settings
dLeon last edited by
There's also same issue on Linux probably also will be in Windows in future.
The issue seem not specific to Vivaldi.
It could track back a few years back in Google Chrome. Seem un-resolved as it randomly happen in some system or any Chromium based browser.
The only "deactivated by company policy" I could find was talking about Windows Group Policy. Which of course doesn't make sense for Linux & Mac.