Download problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by HubyD, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. HubyD macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    First time poster here ;) I've switched to mac about 2 months ago, but I noticed something's wrong with downloading files.

    Here's my problem:
    When I want to download a file, there should be an automatic pop-up to ask if I want to download the file, however it doesn't show up. The only way I can download files now is by right-clicking on the link and then press "Download Linked File" (sometimes doens't work, for example to download itunes from the apple site). This happens on any website.

    I have this problem with both Firefox and Safari.

    I hope you guys can help me out with this.

    Thanks in advance,
    Huby
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Safari does not ask, if you want to download a file, it just downloads it and saves it in the Downloads folder under Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Downloads. You can see active or past downloads in Safari via Safari > Menu Bar > Window > Downloads (Option/Alt + Command + L). As for Firefox, have you checked the Preferences (Command + ,)? The same with Safari...
     
  3. HubyD thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, it actually doesn't download. It's not just the pop-up window not showing up (if i rightclick, save as...: the download window shows up).

    For example: I have the following link (legal, they share their music):
    http://www.thisis-management.com/veracruz_EP.zip

    When i copy paste it into firefox, it just shows a white screen (no problem there), but no download starts whatsoever.

    If I paste it into safari, the safari screen blinks blank for a split second, and then just returns to the previous page I was on without any download starting.

    No files download automaticly (I checked the folder).

    I can, however, download files with a download manager (jDownloader for example).

    I find it quite odd it doesn't work in both my browsers.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    Does this happen since you have that download manager (or any other download manager) installed?
    They often frell something up and make the browsers one uses unable to download properly.
     

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