Chrome blocks download as a popup from the custom Thank you page

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    Daniel Lewis
    Asked on July 25, 2016 at 05:14 PM
    I'm also trying to automatically download a pdf when the user's redirected to a custom thank you page after filling out a JotForm. Doing this right now with a document.ready function that sets a timeout that calls The issue though is that Chrome blocks the download as a popup. Any idea how to do this without the download being blocked?


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    Answered on July 25, 2016 at 05:29 PM

    I think this issue is something related to the browser or it's settings. Generally, the PDF files are directly displayed on the chrome browser rather downloading to the PC. You may check for

    You may check for the popup settings of the browser or check for any addons installed on the browser. Also, please check if the download works fine when any other browser is used.

    Please check and get back to us with the web page URL where your form is embedded so that we'll try to replicate the issue at our end and see what best we can do in this regard.

    Thank you! 

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    Answered on July 25, 2016 at 05:45 PM
    It seems to result from default Chrome settings. Safari for example doesn't
    block the download/display.The link is
    It's problematic largely because most users don't know how to allow popups
    or don't want to.
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    Answered on July 25, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    It's a default setting for Google Chrome and other browsers, this is for the security so not unless they'll accept popups for your website, the PDF download won't start automatically. 


    You have the download button in the page, you can suggest them to click that instead.