View Full Version : why sometimes 'save linked file' and sometimes 'download linked file'?

Jan 18, 2013, 03:16 AM
First of all, I'm using that ancient operating system called Snow Leopard that seems not to have a place on these forums anymore (unless I've missed something) - so not sure if anyone is interested or if I might even get banned for posting about it!! But here goes!!

I've just noticed that when I Ctrl Click on links to download them I sometimes get get 'Save Linked File to Desktop' and sometimes 'Download Linked File to Desktop'!!! I'm currently looking at a list of pdfs that I want to download and I can't see any reason why it should randomly use the different wording as I go down the list downloading them.

Not a very important point I know but it's bugging me!! Anyone any ideas??

Jan 18, 2013, 03:23 AM
I am pretty sure it depends all on the link, for instance a PDF, zip or a dmg is recognized as file so you get the download option, if it's an unknown link it will say download file link.