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Hi there,

I know exactly where to go in IE9 to attempt to make the change I require, concerning : To turn off the Information bar for file downloads

However, when I click on the appropriate TOOLS, INTERNET OPTIONS, SECURITY Tab, CUSTOM LEVEL, in IE9 there doesn't appear to be any sub-heading :
Automatic prompting for file downloads ... under the main heading DOWNLOADS (only File Download & Font Download are listed as options to make changes in).

In the HELP section of IE, the exact instructions read:
''To turn off the Information bar for file downloads, scroll to the Downloads section of the list, and then, under Automatic prompting for file downloads, click Enable.''

If you agree that this sub-heading DOESN'T EXIST IN THE 1ST PLACE, how else can I go about getting rid of the Info. Bar & subsequent messages which pop-up on-screen every time I download .txt files ?

The 2 messages which appear continually, are:


Do you want to open or save .........(such and such a file) from ...... (.co.za) Open Save Cancel x
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What do you want to do with (file name/no).txt.zip
Open Save Save as

I'd appreciate it if you can help me with the correct settings in order to get rid of these messages in particular, and Info. Bar in general, popping up every time I need to d/load a file.

Thanks in advance.
 

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The help file instructions you refer to apply to IE8 not IE9 (I just checked, I've got IE8 on my laptop & IE9-RTM on my new PC). But when you invoke 'Help' in IE9 you get the same instructions as IE8 concerning the Information Bar.

It seems in IE9 that particular option "Automatic prompting for file downloads" has been removed. Probably removed to ensure that the security offered by the information bar feature is always in place & can only be bypassed by using a different web-browser.
That's just a guess of course, but a plausible one.

Unless Microsoft has omitted that option in IE9 by mistake & issues a hotfix to put it right at some later date.
 

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It seems in IE9 that particular option "Automatic prompting for file downloads" has been removed. Probably...to ensure... security...
Unless Microsoft has omitted that option in IE9 by mistake & issues a hotfix to put it right at some later date.
Thanks very much for your input.
I'm more inclined (hopeful) to think there'll be a fix in the future - can't believe they'd make IE9 so rigid in this regard, resulting in us being unable to make this simple change.

I may revert to using Chrome if this isn't corrected.

:wave:
 

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"I may revert to using Chrome if this isn't corrected"

I would strongly advise you use Firefox as an alternative browser instead of Chrome.
Chrome leaves the Windows Registry in a mess when you uninstall it (should you decide to do so at a later date).

In turn, this causes problems with hyperlinks in email messages being unable to open.
Moreover, when I last used it, Chrome had no "Print Preview" which is a major flaw to most people.
 

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I would strongly advise you use Firefox as an alternative browser instead of Chrome.
Chrome leaves Windows Registry in a mess when you uninstall it (should you decide to do so at a later date).
Moreover, when I last used it, Chrome had no "Print Preview" which is a major flaw to most people.
Thanks again for the input - I last used Firefox about 4 or 5 years ago, and found it prompting for add-ons to be a real pain. Think that can be switched off, but it just became too bulky as a browser - don't know if that's changed with the newer Versions, but I was scared off then. :eek:

I just use Chrome for basic browsing, and don't plan on uninstalling it at all - it's usage on resources is light in comparison to Firefox; that appeals to me more than any concerns over 'print preview', as I seldom, if ever print anything from websites (if that's what you were implying?).
Most of my printing is directly from Pdf's, Word & Excel docs.

As a result, I'll stick to a combo of IE9 & Chrome, for now anyway.

Cheers.
 
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