scalesj
Community Member

Forcing download of file

I'm working on a course and the instructors want a file to auto-download when the link is clicked. (Yes, we've already debated whether or not auto-download is desirable 🙂 

This used to work, but something changed in the new Rich Text Editor. I *think* I have a solution by monkeying around with the html. - taking out one of the classes, adding download to the url, and removing the auto-open instructions. See screenshot for code.

Do you know any other ways to do this? I'd love it if the instructors would be able to do this themselves, but 

download-file.png

 

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cameron_redsell
Community Participant

Looks like this also effects how files download, specifically in Safari. Would love to see a built in fix here too

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