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wordpress files link PDF open instead of download

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Hi, I have WP 4.6.1, the PDF link is download instead of open in the chrome reader, how to configure the to open in the reader?
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Ferruccio Accalai earned 250 total points
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I guess it's a Chrome settings issue, not Wordpress

from https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6213030?hl=en

PDFs don't open automatically in Chrome

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You can normally open PDFs automatically in Chrome by clicking on the file you want to see. If your PDFs are downloading instead of opening automatically in Chrome, Chrome PDF viewer may have been turned off.

Turn on Chrome PDF viewer
On your computer, open Chrome.
Go to chrome://plugins.
Under "Chrome PDF Viewer," click Enable PDF viewing.
Chrome will now open PDFs automatically when you click on them.

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by:Jason C. Levine
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You also don't have full control over what the user does in the browser.  The user can set PDFs to download or open directly and that would override your preferences.
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by:Julio Jose
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Same user using same browser to access the PDF link on another site it will open in reader
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by:Ferruccio Accalai
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Do You use any pdf wp plugin?  Il so there could be sOme setting to let It download  instead of opened
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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Be careful, PDF plugins seem to be , in my experience, only slightly better coded than image plugins.
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