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#1 bgorrah

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:52 AM

I now have Windows 7 and just found out that if I Download a program I have to stay with it until it is complete! When I had Windows XP I was able to go to another site while the Download was in progress. Is there anyway I can leave the Download and go to another site?
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#2 Allan

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 07:45 AM

What you're talking about would be "browser dependent", not "OS dependent". However, I'm fairly certain that with any browser in any OS, once the download starts you should be able to leave the site as long as the browser remains open. If that's not the case for one reason or another, you can always just open a new tab.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:03 AM

as allan said ,its as easy as opeining another tab ,in both IE and Firefox ,the 2 browsers i use ,i can shutdown eitherbrowser while doing a download and the download will continue with the browser closed ,no need to stay on the download page

Edited by caperjac, 21 May 2012 - 06:04 AM.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:29 AM

What you're talking about would be "browser dependent", not "OS dependent". However, I'm fairly certain that with any browser in any OS, once the download starts you should be able to leave the site as long as the browser remains open. If that's not the case for one reason or another, you can always just open a new tab.



as allan said ,its as easy as opeining another tab ,in both IE and Firefox ,the 2 browsers i use ,i can shutdown eitherbrowser while doing a download and the download will continue with the browser closed ,no need to stay on the download page

Allan and caperjac...I am not computer savvy so would you please explain how I can open a New Tab on Firefox while I am downloading something?
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:56 AM

You can click on FILE - New Tab or you can double-click on the tab bar.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:16 AM

You can click on FILE - New Tab or you can double-click on the tab bar.


Thank you Allen. Now could you tell me exactly where is the Tab Bar?
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

It's the bar where the tab is. Just double-click next to the existing tab.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 09:59 AM

It's the bar where the tab is. Just double-click next to the existing tab.


Allen...Thank you very much for your help.
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Posted 21 May 2012 - 10:25 AM

Sure

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:48 AM

You could use Ctrl + t to open a new tab as well.




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