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    CPW
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    Hello.
    I need a way to make it so when you click on a link to download a file, it skips the download box and automatically opens the file. (this is for a vcard). Is there a way to do this?
    Thanks.

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    That is completely dependent on the individual user's computer settings.
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    You'd have to save it in a format that the browser will open and read itself. Eg. as a text file.

    Otherwise you can't control how people's browsers work. It's for security, in case the file the user is downloading is a dodgy one.

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    If you have members that are willing to download an executable program
    that is installed in their PC, once downloaded and installed, it would allow you
    to do what you want.

    Sort of like "updates" for Firefox. It's the program in their PC that bypasses
    the browser and downloads the file. You would of course have to make sure
    the program they install is "safe", "secure" and trusted.

    This would be something they would still need to "run", either manually, with
    a button (icon), or a program that autoloads when they boot their PC.

    So, in effect, it's probably not worth the effort unless it would be an important
    part of your company/customer relationship.


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    Alright, thanks for the help. I guess I'll just leave it as it is. If they want to open it, they'll have to choose to do so themselves. Again, thanks for the help everyone. :-)


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