How to disable the automatic opening of files in Google Chrome

Maybe you’ve encountered the problem when all images, videos, mp3s or another types of files downloaded in Chrome open automatically. There is a quick solution to stop this annoying feature. 

Why the downloaded files are opened by default

It happens after you (accidently) flagged the definite type of downloaded files to open:


How to prevent Chrome from opening the downloaded files

1. Go to Settings of Chrome.

2. Scroll the settings page to bottom.

3. Click on Show advanced settings:


4. Find the Downloads area.

5. Click on Clear auto-opening settings:


From now on any downloaded files will not be opened by default.

Note that you cannot disable auto-opening for a definite type of files. You can only cancel the auto-opening of all types together.

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