In Internet Explorer 10 and IE 11 Microsoft has hidden the option to automatically open files rather than prompting for you to open or save a file of that type each time you click on it. In earlier versions of IE, the open/save dialog prompt came with a checkbox option to show, or not to show the dialog again for a particular file type, but this is no longer easily available.
I believe that Microsoft has hidden this option for recent releases of Internet Explorer as a security feature. I agree that this is an important feature to keep your PC safe from aggressive or malicious Web sites, so consider carefully if you really do want to enable automatic downloading of any type of file. The Microsoft developers intentionally do not want files opening themselves by default and this is 99% of the time a good thing. However in some cases you want your users or yourself to have the option to disable the constant prompt to open or save a document from your application. Continue reading “Remove Internet Explorer Open or Save Popup”