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Allow downloaded custom file be opened right after download / Disable download manager RRS feed

  • Question

  • There are numerous ways to disable download manager in older Internet Explorer versions via registry edits and IE's settings.

    However any of those seems to work with Internet Explorer 11.

    The case is that our website generates a text based file that is then printed with a printer by passing the file to a simple cmd command. Before IE11 we were able to automatically open downloaded file. Now with IE11 the browser asks if the user wants to open, save or open & save the file.

    We are using IE 11 with Win 7 32bit and Win 8.1 64bit.

    How we could disable download manager behavior and force IE 11 to open downloaded file?

    Friday, June 12, 2015 9:51 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    the common workaround is to use a custom protocol handler/addon.

    <sic> downloads are affected by your IE Security zone settings, to whit what IE security zone your website/intranet maps to</sic>

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    • Marked as answer by JN126 Monday, June 15, 2015 11:22 AM
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:29 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    the common workaround is to use a custom protocol handler/addon.

    <sic> downloads are affected by your IE Security zone settings, to whit what IE security zone your website/intranet maps to</sic>

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    • Marked as answer by JN126 Monday, June 15, 2015 11:22 AM
    Sunday, June 14, 2015 11:29 PM
  • Thanks for pointing right direction. We'll be using URIs for the workaround as described in this article 

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa767914(v=vs.85).aspx

    Monday, June 15, 2015 11:22 AM