why sometimes 'save linked file' and sometimes 'download linked file'?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by lloyd709, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. lloyd709 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2008
    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??
  2. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    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.

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