How to Install and Enable the Adobe Reader Plugin for the Browser

You just changed your computer and, while browsing the web, you noticed that the browser you use to browse the Internet does not open PDFs using Adobe Reader, as the browser installed on your old PC did. Well, that's pretty normal, as all popular browsers include a "stock" PDF viewer. Furthermore, it must be said that the use of external plugins, such as Adobe Reader, is being reduced more and more, to avoid security problems and not overload the browser with unnecessary components.

That said, if that's your intention anyway install and enable the Adobe Reader plugin for the browser, keep reading: if you want, I can give you all the information you need. Furthermore, I assure you that to succeed in this operation it is not necessary to have in-depth knowledge in the IT field. All you need is a little patience and attention, as well as a few minutes of free time.

So make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need to concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, try to implement the instructions I will give you: you will see that, by following them, you will be able to complete the operation. in question without the slightest problem. I wish you happy reading and I wish you a big good luck for everything!

Preliminary Information

Before I explain to you in detail what needs to be done for install to enable the Adobe Reader plugin for the browser it is good that I give you some preliminary information about what to do.

First of all, it is good that you know one thing: at the time of writing, unfortunately not all browsers support the Adobe Reader plugin. Indeed, to be honest, only Mozilla Firefox e Safari offer such support: which means that if you use a browser other than these (eg. Chrome), you will not be able to install and enable it.

Also, I want to tell you that, at the time of writing, it is not possible to install and enable the Adobe Reader plugin on mobile devices, such as Android smartphones and tablets. All clear? Well, then let's proceed.

How to Install and Enable the Adobe Reader Plugin for the Chrome Browser

As I told you a few lines above, at the present time, Google Chrome does not support the Adobe Reader plugin and compatibility will hardly be restored in the future.

In fact, in April 2015, Google announced the deactivation of support for NPAPI plug-ins in Chrome by default and then, in September of the same year, NPAPI support in the browser was removed entirely.

For more information, you can consult the Adobe website.

How to Install and Enable Adobe Reader Plugin for Mozilla Firefox Browser

If you want install and enable the Adobe Reader plugin on the Mozilla Firefox browser, all you have to do is start the latter, go to the download page of Acrobat Reader (the famous PDF reader that also contains the browser add-on) and follow the wizard that is shown on the screen.

Connect, therefore, to this page of the Adobe website, remove (if necessary) the check from any items listed in the center of the page (eg. Yes, install Google toolbar; Yes, install the free utility ..., etc.) and click on the yellow button Install adesso (your Windows) or Download (on macOS), in the center of the page, to download Acrobat Reader.

When the download is complete, if you use a PC Windows, start the file .exe obtained and complete the installation of Acrobat Reader by clicking on the button Yes. Wait, then, for the progress bar attached to the software installation window to reach 100% e poi pigia sul pulsating Ends.

Su MacOSinstead, after clicking the button Download, click on the button OK present in the opened window and open the package .dmg obtained.

Successively, apri il file .pkg contained within it and, in the window that opens, click on the buttons Continue (twice in a row) e Install. Then enter the administration password of the Mac and finish the setup by clicking on the buttons Install softwareClose e Move.

Now, go to the Mozilla Firefox window, click on the button (≡) situato in alto a destra e seleciona la voce Options / Preferences attached to the displayed menu. Scroll down the displayed page and locate the section Applications and click on the entry PDF (Portable Document Format) in the column Type of content.

Finally, click on the menu in the column Action, next to PDF (Portable Document Format), and select the option Usa Adobe Acrobat Reader.

In case the item Usa Adobe Acrobat Reader is not available, select the items Use more…> Adobe Reader and that's it. Did you see how simple it was?

How to Install and Enable the Adobe Reader Plugin for the Explorer Browser

Are you going to install the Adobe Reader plugin on Internet Explorer? As I have already explained to you previously, IE does not support the plugin in question, so unfortunately you cannot continue.

How to Install and Enable the Adobe Reader Plugin for the Safari Browser

want install and enable the Adobe Reader plugin for the Safari browser? No problem: first, go to the Adobe website, click on the yellow button Download in the center of the screen (below) and wait for the download of the Acrobat Reader installation file (the program that includes the browser plugin) to start. In the window that appears, click on the button OK.

A download complete, apri il package .dmg obtained, start theexecutable .pkg contained within it and follow the guided procedure that is proposed to you on the screen: then click on the buttons Continue (twice in a row) e InstallI inserted the administration password on your Mac and finally click the buttons Install softwareClose e end.

At this point, Acrobat Reader should automatically be set as Safari's default reader. If that's not the case, you can do it manually yourself. Open, therefore, Safari (if it was already open, I suggest you close it and reopen it), go to the menu Safari (top left, in the macOS menu bar) and select the item Preference ... da quest'ultimo.

In the window that opens, click on the tab Safety and select the item Plugin Settings ... located in correspondence with the wording Plugin Internet. In the new screen that will be shown to you at this point, select Adobe Reader in the list of available plugins and, from the drop-down menu When I visit other websites, select the voice Consenti semper. To apply the changes made, finally click on the button end.

How to Install and Enable Adobe Reader Plugin for Android Browser

You would like to install the Adobe Reader plugin on the browser you usually use on your device Android? I'm sorry but, as I told you a few lines above, the plugin in question is not available for the Google mobile OS, and the same goes for iOS (so for iPhone and iPad).