moderated Re: how to download without going through f6 downlod bar

Mike B.

Now assign a shortcut keystroke to that desktop Downloads shortcut and get to it just a little quicker.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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Sent: Monday, February 15, 2021 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: how to download without going through f6 downlod bar

After I determined my download folder, I navigated to it with File Explorer, and while it was selected, but not opened, I right click or use shift+f10 and select create shortcut.
Then copy that shortcut to my desktop and I can jump to that folder any old time.


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On Feb 15, 2021, at 1:17 PM, JM Casey <jmcasey@...> wrote:

Files are automatically placed in whatever folder you have set as your downloads folder in your browser. F6 just takes you to the downloads payne where you can 8view* your files – f6 doesn’t actually do anything, per se, just places your focus on the downloads area.

Are you looking to either see what folder your downloads are going to in-browser? Do you want to change it? Do you want a prompt, or no prompt?

All this is stuff you configure in settings of your browser of choice. Of course there are default settings – I cannot remember what those are as I am always fiddling with stuff. Right now Chrome just downloads when I activate a download link or button; no prompt or anything. I think I have Firefox set to be a bit more “prompty”. Often though what I’ll do in either is open the context menu for a link, press k, and enter in a filename from  there when the usual ‘save as” dialogue box pops up.  You can enter a full path there too, so there’s never any doubt or question as to where your files are going.

From: <> On Behalf Of CJ &AA MAY
Sent: February 15, 2021 03:10 AM
Subject: Re: how to download without going through f6 downlod bar

A while ago someone mentioned how to download and the item would automatically be placed in your downloads folder without having to go through the f6 procedure. Could someone please remind me how this is done.

And, whilst on this topic, do we no longer use alt n to access the save or open options?


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