Google Drive PDF Viewer


I recently opened a PDF that was saved in my Google Drive, and the PDF viewer showed the first page underneath the rest of the PDF.


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The PDF is still readable and scrolls properly, while the underlying first page stays in the same spot consistently. This behavior is not happening on Opera or normal Edge.


Edit: This only happens part of the time. i.e. If I refresh the page once it will fix the problem, if I refresh it again it will happen again. There is no pattern that I can see at the moment.

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So I tried to produce the same problem and finally did it. it doesn't happen when you click on a PDF file from your Google drive panel ( it works fine here, if you just click on a PDF in there it will just load it fine.

the problem only happens when you open the PDF file on a standalone tab of its own (Open in new window), which has a URL of something like this: (
so first time it's fine but then I refreshed that tab and it gave me a layered PDF view which is 2 files on top of each other like the screenshot i attached.

and it kept happening every other page refresh.


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