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Börkur Jónsson

Safari sometimes opens up a new browser window when I start a download.

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On some websites, when I download a file a new a new browser window pops up and then the download starts leaving the new browser window empty and not much use except being annoying. Any tips on how to fix this?

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I'm not sure, but I believe that's a function of the particular websites. I have the same thing happen and just close the window afterwards.

 

I think the HTML (or whatever is in play) automatically opens a new browser window, but since it's a download, there's nothing to display.

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I guess you can't really do much about that. It means the web server hasn't been configured properly for that particular file type. Unfortunately, this happens a lot. The World Wide Web is a messy place.

 

Count your blessings, though, because I once visited a website, where PHP wasn't configured properly, so I saw the PHP source code, instead of the rendered HTML page.

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Yeah, well I seem to remember reading somewhere there was a fix for this but I had no luck finding it earlier today. Maybe I'm wrong but i some1 know's otherwise please raise your hand ! :)

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