Google Chrome has plugin to view pdf files inside the browser.

Is there any plugin for chromium which can do this?


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Do you have Google Chrome installed? If you do have it installed, you can just make a link to the libpdf.so plugin in the Chromium folder:

sudo ln -s /opt/google/chrome/libpdf.so /usr/lib/chromium-browser/

After that, enter about:plugins in Chromium, search for Chrome PDF Viewer and enable it.

If you don't have Google Chrome already installed, I suggest you to download the .deb package and extract it. Then, you must navigate to the folder data/opt/google/chrome and copy the libpdf.so to the /usr/lib/chromium-browser/. More details.

  • @madox2: I'm glad it worked :)
    – Yamaneko
    Nov 23, 2012 at 13:46
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    remember to restart chromium for the libpdf.so to take effect.
    – qed
    May 10, 2013 at 22:22
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    or you could install the pdf.js extension Chrome Web Store - PDF Viewer
    – agustibr
    Feb 7, 2014 at 9:39

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