Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

File download prompt when using Favoirte Bar

microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-05-2009
Darv
 

Posts: n/a
File download prompt when using Favoirte Bar
I am noticing that I am beign prompted to download the shortcut file when
clicking on any item in the Favorite Bar toolbar. IE 8 on Vista 64

Steps
1) With IE 8 open, right click on the menu bar and make sure Favorite Bar is
selected.
2) Create a link on the Favorite Bar if none exists. For example, a link to
flickr.com.
3) Open a new tab. While the tab is opening, click on any icon in the
Favorite Bar toolbar.

If the issue occurs with your system as it does with mine, you will be
prompted to download a flickr.url file from
C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Favorites\Links folder.

The workaround is to wait for the tab to open completely. However I don't
understand the reason IE would think I need to download the file? It's
somewhat annoying when it happens.

Any suggestions? Is this a known issue in IE8?

Thanks
Darv




Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-09-2009
Steve Hebert
 

Posts: n/a
Re: File download prompt when using Favoirte Bar
I see this problem sometimes as well. I do not know of a workaround - a
faster computer, maybe, since it only happens to me on my oldest machine.

Steve

"Darv" <Darv@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:282FC016-82FD-4A79-A2BB-49412C39E09F@microsoft.com...
>I am noticing that I am beign prompted to download the shortcut file when
> clicking on any item in the Favorite Bar toolbar. IE 8 on Vista 64
>
> Steps
> 1) With IE 8 open, right click on the menu bar and make sure Favorite Bar
> is
> selected.
> 2) Create a link on the Favorite Bar if none exists. For example, a link
> to
> flickr.com.
> 3) Open a new tab. While the tab is opening, click on any icon in the
> Favorite Bar toolbar.
>
> If the issue occurs with your system as it does with mine, you will be
> prompted to download a flickr.url file from
> C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Favorites\Links folder.
>
> The workaround is to wait for the tab to open completely. However I
> don't
> understand the reason IE would think I need to download the file? It's
> somewhat annoying when it happens.
>
> Any suggestions? Is this a known issue in IE8?
>
> Thanks
> Darv
>
>
>
>


Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turning of prompt to download Windows search Laimonas microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general 5 03-21-2009 16:30
how to prompt file save dialog box by setting up client's IE settings news.microsoft.com microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general 4 03-14-2009 14:28
Using IE 7.0, XMCD file doesn't prompt to open or save..opens in H Beach Lover microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general 2 10-30-2008 19:59
File Download Security Warning - file name dots replaced with hyph Will at SkinGenesis microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general 1 09-01-2008 16:31
Article ID: 929457 The path of a file or the path of a folder does not appear when you drag a file or a folder to a Command Prompt window in Windows Vista KBArticles English 0 10-22-2007 20:00




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 17:38.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120