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Status: Fixed
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Closed: Aug 2014
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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No support for inline PDF in chromium

Project Member Reported by, Jul 31 2010

Issue description

Google Chrome now supports display of inline PDF. Chromium doesn't yet.
What version allows inline PDF on Google chrome? Just tested 5 and didn't work.

Comment 2 by, Jul 31 2010

The dev channel supports it. It won't be supported by default in the stable channel until Chrome 7. Once Chrome 6 stable is out, you can probably enable the plugin in about:plugins, but it will be a bit rough.

Bugs are generally marked "Fixed" when they're implemented, not when the feature is available on the stable channel.
See also  issue 13716  for some history. 

Comment 4 by, Jul 31 2010

So when can we expect this to actually be available?

Comment 5 by, Jul 31 2010

ramaout: Read comment 2 :-P

If you're on the dev channel, it's available today (though you need to go to about:plugins and enable the internal pdf plugin). If you're on stable or beta, you need to wait a little longer.
Re 5: little longer is version 7 (up to version 5 now and 6 is beta). 6 will require editing about:plugins so not for most users untll 7. It may not be years though as they said the version numbers will go quickly. 
"Missing Plugin" error occars in 6.0.486.0 (55020) WinXPSP3.

Internal PDF Viewer kills "Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape".

Even Disabling "Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape", Internal Chrome PDF viewer does not work. 

For Viewing PDF, Disable Internal Chrome PDF Viewer in "about:plugins"

Comment 9 by, Aug 11 2010

Status: Fixed
Should be fixed in revision 55784. Please verify.
Status: Available
Google Chrome is fixed. Chromium is not.

Comment 11 by, Sep 4 2010

Why is it in Chrome but not chromium? Is the PDF plugin not open source, or what?
Status: WontFix
So... the plugin is not open source and chromium users are SOL? Why close this without comment?
Status: Assigned
Status: Available

Comment 16 by, Sep 9 2010

Status: WontFix
Yes that's correct, the plugin is not open source and can't be for reasons beyond our control.
is ir possible to configure the browser to download pdf and open it with an external app automatically?
Click on the triangle in the Downloadbar next to the PDF-File and select "always open this kind of files"
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Comment 19 Deleted

Status: Available
WontFix → Assigned → Available → WontFix (w/ reason) → Available (w/o reason).
This is a bit misleading: is it a WontFix ("beyond our control") or Available (there's hope for the future)?
chrome PDF viewer in chromium would be very important after print preview launch, because chrome will use his PDF viewer to generate the preview.  

Comment 23 Deleted

I found the Solution for who want to have Flash and PDF Viewer in Chromium :

just copy 2 files : gcswf32.dll (Flash) and pdf.dll (PDF Viewer) from Google Chrome installation folder to Chromium installation folder then restart (disable and then enable) plugin in about:plugins page

Ex : (for Windows 7)
From folder
To folder
Labels: -OS-Mac OS-All
Summary: No support for inline PDF in chromium
 Issue 86868  has been merged into this issue.
 Issue 87884  has been merged into this issue.
 Issue 78903  has been merged into this issue.
 Issue 89053  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 30 by, May 24 2012

thanks, lovelytjboy, for your info in Comment 24! :)

a current recipe for doing similar on OSX:
1) in Google Chrome, navigate to chrome://plugins
2) click "Details" on the right
3) note "Location" for "Chrome PDF Viewer" plug-in
4) copy file from this location to corresponding directory in bundle

in my case just now, it was living at:
/Applications/Google Chrome Framework.framework/Internet Plug-Ins/PDF.plugin
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Comment 32 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Area-UI -Feature-PDF Cr-Content-Plugins-PDF Cr-UI
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Comment 33 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: Cr-Blink
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Comment 34 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content-Plugins-PDF Cr-Internals-Plugins-PDF

Comment 35 by, Aug 26 2014

Status: Fixed
This has been fixed since we opensourced the plugin.

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