So. I installed Acrobet. I generally like it for dealing with large PDF files. However, since I've installed it, is insists on opening every time I download a PDF from Chrome. I'm sure this is a silly-ass setting somewhere, but I've not found it.



The exact behavior is that I look at the PDF in Chrome, then "Save As" to save it. At that point the Adobe Acrobat takes over.

Sadly, chrome://plugins/ is no help. See screenshot attached:

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    Are you opening the PDF from finder or is chrome pushing the download to open in the app?
    – bmike
    Sep 2, 2015 at 15:11
  • the PDF automatically opens in Acrobat after downloading. Sep 2, 2015 at 19:49

1 Answer 1


You can disable/remove the Adobe PDF plugin from chrome://plugins/.

As part of the installation of Adobe Acrobat, there is an option to Customise the install and choose whether to install the plugin. It's enabled by default.

  • See above, there's no adobe plugin listed. Sep 2, 2015 at 15:57

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