how to force a browser(Firefox, Chrome or IE) to show download dialogue rather then showing the file

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-09-10
Every time I click on the links like, the browser opens the xml file but how can I force a browser(IE, firefox or chrome) to show me the download and save dialogue
Question by:mmalik15
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    by:Julian Hansen
    Here is how to do it for IE ( not sure if that works for firefox / chrome

    For the others you can also read this (
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    by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
    right click on the link and select save as.
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    In Chrome and Firefox,  it's right-click on the item and select 'Save link as'

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    The problem is that I get the full link like and can't see a page where this link is lying to right click on the link and click save as.
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    Then you need a download manager like "down them all" and insert the link and tell it to download it..

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    click on the link ,then "save as"

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