File Link doesn't download to computer (no pop up to save as)

(Sea) #1

Upon clicking on the download link. It doesn’t download the file. BUT if right click and Save as. The file can be download.

Please help me out. I dont know what cause the problem.

(Stephen) #2

Help us out here with some information:

  • What version of Discourse is it?
  • What plugins and customisations are present?
  • Which browser are you using?

(Sea) #3

Requested information:

  1. v2.2.0.beta3 +43

  2. Chrome Browser. This problem occur across the discourse user experience channel even in Discourse mobile app.

(Stephen) #4

Can you reproduce it here on meta with the image you linked above?

I click on the image and see this:

Which is the image previewed, then click download and see this:

Which is the image shown alone at 100%. Only slightly different until you realise that it’s the image alone. Chrome won’t download the image automatically, it instead previews it because it can handle the file type natively.

(Sea) #6

The problem is not the image preview. I am talking about download link of the file. Just to be clear.

(Mittineague) #7

You mean when the OS “save as” opens asking for a location to save it to and what to name it?

(Sea) #8

Upon click, file Link doesn’t download to computer (no pop up to save as)

The only way to download is right-click on file link and save as

(Régis Hanol) #9

Could be due to the file name.

@seasiri can you upload a dummy text file here with these characters in the file name?

(Sea) #10

กระบี่.txt (1 Byte)
don’t think it is the file name problem because Thai language work before.

This problem occur 1 day after install this plugin:


(Jeff Atwood) #11

All third party plugins should be removed.

(Sea) #12

Tonight I will test it out. Right now discourse is live.

(Jay Pfaffman) #13

If you made a change and something appeared in be broken after that change, undoing that change is a good first step. It could be that some other update caused the problem, but this is where I would start.