moderated Re: how to download without going through f6 downlod bar
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OK, let me explain in detail what is happening.
I belong to a Rock Choir which shres its material online.
I find the part I wish to download and hit enter on the download link.
I am then told by my computer to go to f6 in order to download the file and with a lot of tabbing, it is there that I find the open or dave option.
If I hit save, the item goes into my Downloads folder.
If I don’t hit f6, I just get some sort of temporary file with a mix of letters and numbers in my Download Folder.
But I am pretty sure that there is something I can do which means that when I hit the “download”, link, the item will automatically go into my downloads folder without me needing to go through f6.
And it is those steps which I am seeking.
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> On Behalf Of David Diamond
Sent: 17 February 2021 05:05
Subject: Re: how to download without going through f6 downlod bar
I too don’t understand what Alice’s problem is. When I download something it goes straight into my downloads folder. If incomplete, I hear …part. Which tells me the file is not completely downloaded and in truth, I closed it before the entire file was downloaded. Thus I just delete that file and download it again. Sorry, Alice. For the record I’ve never used the F6 function to go into my downloads folder although it does tell me to view downloaded items go to F6.
Ok, something doesn’t make sense here. A temporary file in your downloads folder? That usually only happens if you have downloads that are incomplete. Browsers generally don’t remove anything otherwise. If a download is in progress you will sometimes see two or more “parts” of that file, which are then copied into the proper filespace/name once the download is finished, deleting the temporary parts. Otherwise, you should have no temporary files in your downloads folder, and they should not be deleted.
What is it you are actually doing once you press f6? I mean what’s the next step you take? Are you getting a prompt that says that has buttons for you to activate? I have not actually seen that, if so, but it may have to do with my settings.
What browser are you using?
What I want is to hit the download link and have the item go directly to my Downloads folder without any other interaction. At the moment, unless I go through the f6 option and select download, all I get is a temporary file in my downloads folder.
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.
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?