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Question: How to open PDF files automatically in Preview

Before upgrading to Safari 11, if I clicked on a link in Safari to a PDF, the file would automatically download to my downloads folder and Preview would open the file.

After upgrading, when I click on a link to a PDF file, a new tab opens in safari and the PDF is displayed in the safari browser. Preview no longer opens and the file does not download into my downloads folder.

How can I change it back to automatically opening in preview?


Mac mini, macOS High Sierra (10.13.1)

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Nov 16, 2017 3:13 AM in response to Geoff Miller In response to Geoff Miller

Open PDF files automatically

Safari > Preferences > General

Enable "Open safe files after downloading".

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