Left-Mouse Click

What happens when you left-mouse click on a link to document or spreadsheet depends on how you’ve configured your computer. The file will either open in the browser or its native application (such as Excel) or a download dialog box will appear. If you’d rather save the file (instead of opening it ), try a right-mouse click on the link instead of a left one. Then select ‘Save Target As’ or ‘Save Link As’ to download the file to your computer. Mac users can do the same by pointing to the link and pressing CTRL.


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Feldman, Barbara. "Left-Mouse Click." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 9 Sep. 2002. Web. 3 Sep. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/tech/227/internet-tip-of-the-week-45/ >.


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