How do I reset (to the default setting - unchecked), the Close this dialogue box when download completes checkbox in Internet Explorer?

The problem is that the internet connection we have is so fast that the file download dialogue disappears in a flash. I've hunted around and found a large test file to download so I can uncheck this option but there must be a better way?

Is there a configuration option for this hidden somewhere in IE? I've hunted around in the Advanced and Security tabs but can't see where this can be turned off.


Goto Tools -> Intenet options -> Advanced -> Browsing and ensure checkbox Notify when downloads are complete is checked

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  • Can't see the wood for the trees :) – Kev Oct 28 '10 at 16:26

I think under Tools --> Advanced Tab, under the "Browsing" section, there is a checkbox that says "Notify when download completes". If you check that, that might keep the dialog box open for when the download completes. Not sure since I barely ever use IE. Note: I have IE8

  • Haha nevermind, someone beat me too it :) – Adam Oct 28 '10 at 15:39

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