[xubuntu-users] Google Chrome & PDF viewing, etc.

Tim tim at xendistar.co.uk
Thu Aug 22 17:56:02 UTC 2013

On 22/08/13 14:04, Paul Cartwright wrote:
> On 08/22/2013 08:40 AM, Darren Govoni wrote:
>> Maybe this isn't the group to ask, but I notice that the Google 
>> chrome installed by Xubuntu/Ubuntu lacks any kind of PDF viewing 
>> capability.
>> Mine just downloads. Chrome is supposed to have PDF viewing built in. 
>> Also, I couldn't find any adobe reader plugins in the repo like in 
>> versions past.
>> I also tried to find the java plugin in the repo and it was gone too...
>> Does this work for anyone else? Or is there a trick to get this 
>> simple feature back in place? Chrome is really annoying...
> I fired up Google, and went to extensions/get more extensions... 
> plenty of choices there, including ( under extensions)
> https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/pdf?hl=en-US
> Docs PDF/PowerPoint Viewer ( by Google)
> -- 
> Paul Cartwright
I downloaded and installed Chrome direct from google (have a line in the 
repo's for google) and installed Adobe Reader and it opens PDF's without 
a problem, have not had to play with extension or anything. Maybe the 
Xubuntu version of chrome has been tweaked so it does not work.


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