Around December 2010 I noticed that Google Chrome, in it’s latest update (version 8.0.552.215), slipped in an integrated PDF viewer. So your PDF files are not rendered in the browser using the Adobe plug-ins. So if you’re wondering, for example, why 3D models won’t render, or embedded SWFs are not playing, you should revert to the good old Adobe PDF plug-in.
If you want to revert to the good old Adobe plugins, here’s what you do:
- In the Chrome address bar, type chrome://plugins
- Disable Chrome PDF Viewer.
- Enable the Adobe Acrobat/ Adobe Reader plugin.
Easy as Pie :-)