Follow these how to set acrobat as default pdf viewer to open a PDF in a web browser. You can open PDFs on a web page either within your web browser or in Acrobat or Reader.
Find instructions specific to each browser below. Each browser has its own settings to control how PDFs open from a web page. Acrobat and Acrobat Reader do not include a preference setting to open web-based PDFs. To change the display behavior, follow the instructions below for your browser, or see the browser documentation on how to control plug-ins or add-ons. Select All Add-ons from the Show menu in the Manage Add-ons dialog box. If you do not see the Adobe PDF Reader add-on, try the other options on the menu. For example, on some systems, the add-on appears when you select Run Without Permission.
Adobe PDF Reader add-on to open PDFs in the browser. Manage add-ons in Internet Explorer. Microsoft Windows 10 will ship with two browsers: Internet Explorer 11 and the new Edge browser. The Edge browser will be the default browser, and Internet Explorer 11 will be available to support legacy workflows.
The new Edge browser will not have any support for ActiveX plug-ins. Reader plug-in won’t work with Edge. Use Internet Explorer 11 to open PDFs. Reader plug-in in Internet Explorer, see the steps in the previous section. Choose an appropriate option in the drop-down list next to the name of the plug-in. Select the Acrobat or Reader plugin in the Add-ons Manager.
Using a PDF Reader Plug-in. Chrome and Acrobat are no longer compatible. Google Chrome web browser, with an override capability for advanced users. In September 2015, NPAPI support in the Google Chrome web browser was removed entirely.
This will set the browser to use the Adobe Reader plug-in to view PDFs. You must have root user privileges to change Safari plug-ins. To display PDFs using the Safari PDF viewer, you must disable the Adobe PDF Viewer. Log in as the root user.
The root user privileges aren’t enabled by default because the root user can change system files. Go to the Folder field, and click Go. If both AdobePDFViewer plug-ins are still in the Internet Plug-ins folder, drag them now to the trash. You may be asked for your name and password. For more information on disabling or removing plug-ins, see Apple Safari help. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3. Facebook posts are not covered under the terms of Creative Commons.