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Having trouble downloading videos (eg. youtube). Until several weeks ago I used to download videos - on this very same computer - trouble free by going into "Activity" in Safari and double clicking on the appropriate item. This would automatically start a download in my download folder. Now, instead of downloading when I do this, a brand new safari window opens up and begins to PLAY the video again WITHOUT a download. Can anyone help?

I would much prefer to do these downloads without downloading a separate program to do the downloading (eg. fastestyoutubedownloader). These have never worked consistently for me.
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...Until several weeks ago I used to download videos - on this very same computer - trouble free by going into "Activity" in Safari and double clicking on the appropriate item. This would automatically start a download in my download folder.
Which version of Safari are you using? I'm using Safari 5.1 on OS10.6.8 and I can still d/l vids by using "Activity".

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Thanks for responding. I too am using Safari 5.1 on OS10.6.8. Very strange.
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Try using the Alt/Option key when you double click on file in Activity. I used to do that with older versions of Safari to get a video to d/l but not anymore.

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Thanks, but no luck. Absolutely nothing happens when I double-click while holding down alt/option.
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