Remove the Open button from the File Download dialog box in Internet Explorer


I casually discovered that you can easily avoid to display the Open button shown by the File Download dialog box in Microsoft Internet Explorer by placing the following tag in your web page:

<head>
  <META name=”DownloadOptions” content=”noopen”>
</head>

It works only with Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later.


Comments (4)

  1. Janus Tøth says:

    This little had bit of information actually turned out to be ridiculously useful, so thx for sharing!!!

  2. Ciju George says:

    Thanks for the information. This is what I was looking for.

  3. Ganesh vel T says:

    ridiculously simple, and extremely useful thanks……

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