Viewing PDF, FB2, EPUB files

You can view the files found on the internet directly in Yandex Browser. By default, files in supported formats open in Yandex Browser immediately after you download them. If a site owner doesn't allow you to open files automatically, the file will be downloaded to your computer. You can open it manually in the browser. You can control the appearance of files in your browser window as you view them and bookmark pages in ebooks.

  1. Open files in Yandex Browser
  2. Viewing files
  3. Keyboard shortcuts for changing zoom
  4. Problems and questions

Open files in Yandex Browser


After clicking the file download link, the file opens automatically in Yandex Browser.

To open PDF files in Yandex Browser:

  1. Click   → Settings → Tools.
  2. Under File viewer, deselect Open PDF files in browser.

Use one of these options:

  • Open the folder with the file and drag the file to your Yandex Browser window.
  • In Yandex Browser, press Ctrl + O and select the file you need.

If you don't want to open PDF files in Yandex Browser, you can:

Save PDF files to computer
  1. Click  in the upper-right corner.
  2. Find any PDF in your downloads list.
  3. Right-click the file name.
  4. Disable the Use quick view for PDF option.
Note. If you want to automatically view files after they are saved to your computer, turn on the option Open PDF files automatically on completion.
Open PDF files in a different program
  1. Click   → Settings → Tools.
  2. In the File viewer section, disable the Open PDF files in browser option.

Viewing files

Keyboard shortcuts for changing zoom

  • To zoom in: Ctrl + Plus.
  • To zoom out: Ctrl + Minus .
  • To set page zoom to 100%: Ctrl + 0.

Use keyboard shortcuts for more actions.

Problems and questions

Files open in Yandex Browser after downloading

To save the file in Downloads:

  1. Click the link to download the book.
  2. On the right side of the SmartBox, click .
  3. In the context menu, deselect Open <format name> files automatically on completion.
  4. Click Save in the right part of the SmartBox:
Files open in Yandex Browser, although the “Open PDF files in browser” option is deselected

Check the operating system settings:

  1. Go to your computer settings.
  2. In the search bar, enter Choose default apps by file type .
  3. If Yandex is set for PDF files, select another application.
What other file formats can I open in Yandex Browser?
  • XML
  • CSS
  • TXT
  • SXW
  • PRD, PRS
  • TMD, TMV
  • PRV