PDF Forcedownload Blocker chrome extension

Version: 0.3
PDF Forcedownload Blocker
This extension prevents webservers from forcing pdfs to download rather than open in browser
3.24 Based on 38 user rates

What is PDF Forcedownload Blocker?

PDF Forcedownload Blocker is a pdf extension for chrome. also, it is pdf downloader extension. it's a free extension , it has 2,000+ active users since released its first version, it earns an average rating of 3.24 from 38 rated user, last update is 3769 days ago.

What’s new in version 0.3?

                Many websites will attempt to force you to download linked PDF files, rather than handle them as per your preferences. (By default, your preferences are set to open them in-browser with Chrome's PDF plugin).

This extension blocks two common ways of forcing your browser to download PDF files, allowing you to handle them consistently and as you choose.

Some websites load pdfs into invisible elements for download, causing them not to be seen at all when this extension is enabled. Unfortunately I can't find a good solution for this :(
Most commonly where this is encountered (eg on google docs), the pdf is linked with a name not corresponding to it's filename. To this end the extension now ignores links that don't have ".pdf" in them.

I wrote this app for myself and my friends at uni, to combat university pdfs being linked with forced download. I don't really know much Javascript/HTTP, so no guarantees :)            

How to install PDF Forcedownload Blocker?

You could download the latest version crx file or older version files and install it.

Preview of PDF Forcedownload Blocker

Technical Features:

  • Latest Version: 0.3
  • Requirements: Windows Chrome, Mac Chrome
  • License: Free
  • Latest update: Sunday, August 11th, 2013
  • Author: brenton.a.milne

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Reviews of pdf forcedownload blocker:

Forever Thatter September 14th, 2022
Forever Thatter

It sucks.

Christoph Thiede March 30th, 2022
Christoph Thiede

This sounds very promising, but it doesn't seem to work for GitHub releases such as this one: https://github.com/LinqLover/sonyx/releases/download/v0.2/sonyx-study-final.pdf

Jay Bingham December 6th, 2021
Jay Bingham

It did not work for me on the web page where I tried it; the link still forces a download. The URL that I clicked does not contain PDF in it instead it has this string at the end: AttachmentViewer.ashx?AttachmentID=57723&ItemID=35671, which may mean that the extension will not detect that a PDF is is being forced to download, I don't know. I do know that if it does not work or only works in limited cases it is of little use to me.

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