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fintanmoloney

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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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  • OS
    Windows 8.1

my2cents

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

my2cents

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

my2cents
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel G2020
    Motherboard
    ASRock B75M-DGS R2.0
    Memory
    8GBs @ 1333 MHz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 EVO
    PSU
    400w
    Internet Speed
    57/11

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