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Downloaded MP3s launching automatically

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Downloaded MP3s launching automatically


    Hi guys,

    An annoying feature of Windows 8 I've been trying to stop is when I download audio it automatically launches the file, it was launching audio files in the Windows 8 audio player but I managed to get that changed to default to VLC but it still launches it automatically, how can I stop this behaviour?

    Thanks in advance,
    Fintan

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Instead of clicking the link directly to download the mp3, try right-clicking and select "save link as" and the mp3 should just download without opening. See example below:

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    Hope this helps you. Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Cheers thanks, I guess its an extra click but it solves the issue
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Glad to hear you are satisfied with the alternate download method and thank you for that acknowledgement as well. Cheers!

    my2cents
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