View and edit files in the browser

Files found on the internet can be viewed directly in Yandex.Browser. By default, files in supported formats open in the browser immediately after you download them. If a site owner doesn't allow you to open files in your browser automatically, the file will download to your computer instead. 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. Which types of files can be viewed?
  2. Open files in the browser
  3. Edit files
  4. View PDF files
  5. Manage fb2, fb2.zip, and epub files
  6. Don't open MS Office files automatically in the browser
  7. Keyboard shortcuts for changing scale

Which types of files can be viewed?

The browser supports files and e-books with the following extensions:

Microsoft Office formats
  • doc, dot, docx, dotx
  • xls, xlt, xla, xlsx, xltx, xlsm, xltm, xlsb
  • ppt, pot, pps, ppa, pptx, potx, ppsx.
E-book formats
  • epub
  • fb2, fb2.zip.
Other
  • odt, ods, odp
  • pdf
  • xml
  • css
  • txt
  • sxw
  • prd, prs
  • tmd, tmv
  • prv

Open files in the browser

When you click the link to a downloaded file, it opens automatically in the browser.

Files in office formats open automatically

The first time you download a file in an office format, the View and edit documents page opens where you can select from several options:

  • To view files in the browser, click Always open in Browser.
  • If you don't want to open files in the browser, click Do not open documents in Browser.
Open a downloaded file manually

Use one of these options:

  • Open the folder with the file and drag the file to your browser window.
  • In the browser window, press Ctrl + O and select the appropriate file.

Edit files

You can use Yandex.Disk to edit documents, tables, and presentations that are open in the browser. Just click Edit at the top of the page. For more information, see the Edit documents section in the Yandex.Disk Help.

View PDF files

To change the way a file is displayed, hold your cursor in the upper half of the browser and use the icons in the viewing panel.

Open PDF files in a different program

PDF files from the internet open in the browser by default. To open these files in a different program that is installed on your computer:

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Privacy section, click Content settings.
  4. In the PDF files section, select Open PDF files in the default PDF viewer application instead of the browser.
Save PDFs to your computer

If you want files to save to your computer rather than opening for viewing:

  1. Click in the upper-right corner.
  2. Find any PDF in your downloads list.
  3. Right-click on the name of the file.
  4. Select Disable quick view for PDF.
Note. If you want files to open automatically for viewing after you save them to your computer, enable the Open PDFs automatically option.

Manage fb2, fb2.zip, and epub files

Create a bookmark in an ebook

To add a bookmark, click in the upper right corner of the browser (it will turn red). To remove a bookmark, click the icon again.

Go to bookmarks list
  1. In the upper-left corner of the browser, click   → .
  2. Click Bookmarks.
Go to the table of contents
  1. In the upper-left corner of the browser, click   → .

  2. Click Table of contents.

Don't open MS Office files automatically in the browser

  1. Tap  → Settings.
  2. At the bottom of the Settings page, click Show advanced settings.
  3. In the Downloads section, disable the Open office documents in browser (files will loaded to Yandex.Disk).

Keyboard shortcuts for changing scale

You can use keyboard shortcuts to change the scale:

  • Zoom in: Ctrl + Plus.
  • Zoom out. Ctrl + Minus.
  • Set page zoom at 100%: Ctrl + 0.