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One of the right mouse click options in windows explorer is "save target as" how do I do the same thing in google chrome or firefox?

Or at least how do I stop certain file-types (e.g., mp3, pdf) from automatically downloading

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In Chrome it's called "Save link as..." on OS X and what it does is ask you where to download the file.

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There's another option to ask you before the download of each file, just tick the box at the bottom:

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cheers, i'd assumed that just saved the link url, it seems to do what i want –  Kirstin Apr 18 '11 at 12:18

Alt + Left click does the same as selecting "Save Target As...".

Or use Tab to select the link and then Alt + Enter. It does the same as selecting "Save Target As...".

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Both previous answers are wrong. Left click opens the targeted file instead of saving it, and "save link as" only does just that...saves the link...not the file. In short there is nothing comparable to "save target as" in Chrome.

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"Save link as" saves the file the link points to. For example, saving the link <google.com>; saves Google's search page to a file. –  BenjiWiebe Jan 30 '13 at 3:32
@Pat, you were downvoted because your answer was not correct. It's perfectly acceptable to edit your answer to improve it when someone points out a problem. –  chuff Jan 30 '13 at 4:04

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