Thursday, June 17, 2010

Latest Chrome brings sandboxed, auto-updated PDF support

With the latest Chrome version (developer channel for Windows and Mac for now: Chrome provides native support for rendering PDF documents in a seamless, and more importantly, secure way:

According to the blogpost, PDF rendering will be contained within the security sandbox Chrome uses for web page rendering. Users will automatically receive the latest version of Chrome’s PDF support; they won’t have to worry about manually updating any plug-ins or programs.

The plug-in can be enabled by going to chrome://plugins/ and clicking on "Enable" for the "Chrome PDF Viewer" plug-in. While you are at it, I would recommend you disable any other PDF plugins.