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    yuk Internet Explorer 8 - how to turn off the blasted download prompt

    Hey all, looks like it's time for me to pick the INT 18 brains of the forum here for one of my occasional newbie tech questions.

    I was wondering if there's some way to turn off the download prompt in Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) on Windows 7? So that I don't get a prompt every time asking "Save or Run", in effect, but so that it just goes straight to the "save" window.

    That prompt is annoying when you have about 200 small files to download for a job you're doing.

    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks all!

    Edit: the file extensions on my downloads are all .docx, if that makes any difference. (I know this is going to turn out to be something embarrassingly easy.)
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    Default Re: Internet Explorer 8 - how to turn off the blasted download prompt

    After some checking, what you're asking doesn't seem possible in IE without a macro or addon of some sort.

    There are a number of download managers that you can use (I used to use Getright) that will intercept the click and automatically download any link you click on.

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer 8 - how to turn off the blasted download prompt

    I don't know how to help you with IE.

    I can tell you that you would be better off with another browser, however. Chrome skips all that, and puts downloads at the bottom of your screen where you can click them to run.
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    Default Re: Internet Explorer 8 - how to turn off the blasted download prompt

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the help!
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    So the song runs on, with shift and change,
    Through the years that have no name,
    And the late notes soar to a higher range,
    But the theme is still the same.
    Man's battle-cry and the guns' reply
    Blend in with the old, old rhyme
    That was traced in the score of the strata marks
    While millenniums winked like campfire sparks
    Down the winds of unguessed time.

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    Default Re: Internet Explorer 8 - how to turn off the blasted download prompt

    Quote Originally Posted by Kjata View Post
    I don't know how to help you with IE.

    I can tell you that you would be better off with another browser, however. Chrome skips all that, and puts downloads at the bottom of your screen where you can click them to run.
    It's likely that he's stuck with IE8 - even a dedicated IE user would at least be using IE9.
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