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Using "save Target As" In Xp Does Not Bring Up Download Dialog


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#1 draven

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:44 AM

when I right click on a download link and choose "Save Target As" the normal XP download dialog box does not come up, instead the old looking Windows 98 dialog box pops up.

How can i get the the normal XP download dialog box?

Also, when i one-click audio and video links through IE, they launch through WMP, i want the XP download box instead, how do i get that to work?

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:45 PM

<<Also, when i one-click audio and video links through IE, they launch through WMP, i want the XP download box instead, how do i get that to work?>>

Those links open via WMP...because you currently have your system set up with WMP as the default program for hearing/viewing those particular file extensions (whatever they may be).

If you browse to a known file format and XP has a program depicted as the default for that particular file extension, then the stated program will be used for opening, etc. that type of file. This is done for the sake of saving time, so that users don't have to select a program to open the same type of file...each time that file extension is encountered.

<<...i want the XP download box instead, how do i get that to work?>>

I guess that I don't know what you mean. Do you mean that you want to attempt to save these files to your hard drive?

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:53 PM

is the program you are using to download have themes disabled? (under compatibility) that might make it look like W98.
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