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Windows XP and SPSS question - .SPS syntax file auto-launches SPSS whenever I download a file - how to stop auto-launching

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I have SPSS 19 (statistical software) running on my Windows XP desktop.  There is an online site where I download both a data file and an SPSS Syntax file, which is basically a program file that SPSS uses, it has the extension .SPS
Whenever I download the .SPS file from any of my web browsers, instead of just saving the file to my computer, SPSS always tries to open the file.  I don't want SPSS to open at all.  I just want to save the file without it auto-launching this software.  How can I stop SPSS from launching every time I download an .SPS syntax file?
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Assuming you are using IE:
go to internet options > security > internet >custom level> in the download section (scrolling down)
select automatically prompt for file download

This will give you the ability to save the file somthere on your pc or open it.
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Thanks for your suggestion!

I typically use Chrome or Firefox -- do you happen to know how to change this same setting in those browsers?
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Thanks to you both!
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