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    Browser help...
    Hi all, any help would be greatly received...

    I installed a 3rd party download manager (can't remember the name) and now each of my three browsers:
    Safari
    Chrome
    Firefox

    Won't download files, the browser simply points to a URL instead of initiating the download. I have tried re-setting each and nothing appears to be working.
    Has anyone any ideas? Or experienced this problem?

    Cheers

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    Currently running snow leopard 10.6.6 and all latest versions of the browsers...

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    You're going to need to reinstall it and then uninstall it using the included uninstaller or by following the official instructions for that DM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cknight88 View Post
    I installed a 3rd party download manager (can't remember the name) and now each of my three browsers...

    Won't download files,
    So uninstall it.

    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    You're going to need to reinstall it and then uninstall it using the included uninstaller or by following the official instructions for that DM.
    ??? I didn't see where the OP tried to uninstall or delete the dl manager.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    So uninstall it.



    ??? I didn't see where the OP tried to uninstall or delete the dl manager.
    Good point. Although, usually when there are issues with downloading not working, it's frequently because the download manager was not properly uninstalled.
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    I learned my lesson with download managers. They are terrible on Macs.
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    cheers guys, I have uninstalled the dl manager with appcleaner, I think it may have left a preference file behind.
    I only thought I'd give the manager a try but this has left a sour taste in my mouth tbh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    usually when there are issues with downloading not working, it's frequently because the download manager was not properly uninstalled.
    It seems that you were correct!

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    It seems that you were correct!
    you seem to imply that this solved the problem? which it hasn't...
    I believe the only way to avoid this problem is to stay well clear of these 3rd party DLMs in the first place!!

    Lesson learned!

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