I'm frequently opening files from websites (e.g. doc files) and is seems Chrome is missing the option to open it directly instead of saving it first (like possible in e.g. IE, FF, Opera). Any hack around?
closed as off topic by Al Everett, phwd♦ Jul 16 '12 at 22:06
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At present Chrome will only download the file - it won't give you the option to Open or Save that other browsers give you.
You can set files with certain file extension to open automatically after the download has completed.
There is also a Chrome extension that previews some file types (PDF, Presentations etc) in the Google Docs Viewer. This can be found here.
Looking through some of the Google Chrome forums this feature has been requested numerous times since 2008 - the standard response of "we are working on it" has been always been the reply from Google.
Open files in Chrome → press keys: Crtl + O and saving files → press keys: Ctrl + S