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Whenever i click on a link to download a mp3 file, firefox starts playing it in VLC web plugin instead of downloading. i've selected 'Always Ask' in settings

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Whenever i click on a link to download a mp3 file, firefox starts playing it in VLC web plugin instead of downloading. i've selected 'Always Ask' in settings

i want to download some mp3 files from internet, but whenever i click on download link firefox directly starts playing it in VLC web plugin for firefox, i have already selected 'Always Ask' option in options -> applications settings, but still the problem persists, please help. im using FireFox 16.0.2 version.

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Re: Whenever i click on a link to download a mp3 file, firefox starts playing it in VLC web plugin instead of downloading. i've selected 'Always Ask' in settings

You can set the Boolean pref browser.altClickSave to true on the about:config page.

Then you can hold down the Alt key and left click the link to get the "Open with" download dialog.

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Re: Whenever i click on a link to download a mp3 file, firefox starts playing it in VLC web plugin instead of downloading. i've selected 'Always Ask' in settings

thanks @cor-el for this hint, it works.

however, I have another question, once I tried to disable VLC plugin, I couldn't turn it on afterwards , I had to reinstall whole VLC. it's clumsy! don't know where's the bug