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I'm trying this google chrome plugin that previews md files in chrome. But when I open an md file from local filesystem, chrome downloads it instead of opening it. So the plugin cannot preview it.

md files from the internet are opened as expected. But I want that to work for files on my local filesystem.

My OS is ArchLinux with KDE.

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closed as off-topic by Patrick, jasonwryan, Anthon, Alexios, Chris Down Dec 22 '13 at 11:01

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This is not unix/linux related. Should be on superuser – Patrick Dec 22 '13 at 6:21
@Patrick: can't you move it there? :-) – Peque Jul 22 '15 at 8:26

According to the plugin's webpage you need to "Check 'Allow access to file URLs' in chrome://extensions listing:" The check box is normally hidden, but there is a tab on the left to open it up.

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In my extensions check box is marked, but still browser download file and this behavior only for markdown file. For other source code I can see the file in browser. – J4cK Oct 23 '15 at 11:55

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