I frequently use Cmd+click in Chrome to open a link in a new window. But sometimes my finger slips and I accidentally press the Option key instead of Cmd, which is the shortcut for downloading the link target.

Is there a hidden setting to disable this, or a Chrome extension that does it?

There's an advanced setting to pop up a save dialog for any download, but I expect this will affect intentional downloads as well. I would like to disable only the keyboard shortcut if possible.

  • Would also love to know this, happens quite often. There’s a trick with binding shortcuts to an extension but this does not work for Shift+Click unfortunately :/
    – bugybunny
    Nov 5 '17 at 0:04
  • @Biswapriyo I'm on a Mac. I've gotten used to going through the dialogue for all downloads.
    – Barmar
    Aug 16 '18 at 16:40

There is no way to do it with chrome settings, but you can use this extension to map option+click to nothing or to open a link in a new window. Tell us if it works.

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    It doesn't seem to be working. I put `option+click" as the shortcut and Do Nothing as the action, I reloaded my windows (and even restarted Chrome). Sometimes option-click does nothing, other times it shows the save dialogue.
    – Barmar
    Nov 18 '19 at 19:48

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