I have a SP 2013 document library with unique permissions. Condition is Read only user can just view the document but not download and not open in browser. This works fine with IE. However when opened with chrome documents open in browser. I have already made Library Settings-Advanced settings-Open in client application. Is there a work around to fix this?
The permission is called View Only and allows the person to view the file in the browser and not download it. The permission called Read allows the user to view and download the document.
Other than those 2 options I do not know what you are trying to achieve. The only way to prevent downloading is VIEW ONLY and it requires Office web application and viewing in the browser. You cannot have one without the other.