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Why my Firefox v6.02 browser always open *.csv (comma delimited) file in another tab rather than downloading a file? I do not have right click option to save this file.

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My Firefox v6.02 browser always open *.csv (comma delimited) file in another tab rather than downloading a file? I do not have right click option to save this file. My OP is windows XP sp2.

My Firefox v6.02 browser always open *.csv (comma delimited) file in another tab rather than downloading a file? I do not have right click option to save this file. My OP is windows XP sp2.

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The CSV file is send as text/plain. So if you want to save the file then right-click and use "Save Link as" to save the file or hold down Alt and left-click that should work on Windows.

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Can you provide the link you are using to download .csv file ??

Firefox opens the downloads window prompt to save a file and (sometimes) a Blank Tab when you click a Download link.

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Hi mha007, Go to this site "http://www.nseindia.com/content/indices/ind_histvalues.htm" Select any Index type and from dates select just one day or any number of days. Click "Get Details" button. This will open tabular data on loaded page (with link CSV file link at bottom). When I click this link, it opens CSV file in new tab (in Firefox browser) and does not open download window (just as in case of other file formats like *.zip, *.rar or *.xls). Right-click of link does not give "save as" or "save file" option. Firefox is my preferred and default browser.

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surprisingly, When I do same thing in IE6 browser, data-table page shows 2 options below table, i.e. (1) download file (2) open file.

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The CSV file is send as text/plain. So if you want to save the file then right-click and use "Save Link as" to save the file or hold down Alt and left-click that should work on Windows.

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Thanks cor-el for the solution. It is a correct solution using ALT key. :)

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You're welcome