When you open a PDF link in most browsers, the PDF preview appears in a web browser. To download a PDF without previewing it, alter a setting on your browser. This is supported by Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Allow Chrome to download a PDF instead of only previewing it
Google Chrome’s built-in PDF reader allows you to preview PDFs. If you disable this PDF viewer, Chrome will urge you to save your PDFs rather than preview them.
To begin, open Google Chrome on your PC.
Chrome will now display the standard save prompt for PDFs.
Make Firefox download PDFs rather than display them
Mozilla Firefox additionally includes a built-in feature that allows you to download PDFs rather than preview them in this browser.
Launch Firefox on your machine to get that option.
Have Edge Save PDFs Instead of Displaying Them
To preview files, Microsoft Edge makes use of the built-in PDF viewer. If you disable this option, the browser will store your PDFs instead of previewing them.
To begin, open Microsoft Edge on your PC.