Stop the Download Blackhole

When you get on a run with your family history you can find yourself downloading lots of documents as you research.

The next thing it's past midnight and your download folder looks like this.

Download Folder

Well the good news is that if you are a Google Chrome user it doesn't. You can change the settings and be asked where you want to save your downloads each time. 

Here's how:

1. Open Google Chrome and click on the three vertical dots at the top right hand side of the screen to drop down the "Customize and control Google Chrome" menu. Click on Settings.

Google Chrome Settings


2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and click on Advanced.

Google Chrome Downloads

3. Under the Downloads section you can turn on the option to "Ask where to save each file before downloading".

Ask Where to Download


Such an easy step to make your Family History filing so much easier and stop the Download Blackhole.


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