3. How to download - Method 2 - web browser

The second method is by far the most popular. Namely downloading a file by using your web browser.

Downloading using a web browser

You simply click on the download link (it may be an icon or image) and the browser will begin to download the file into a local folder. The clip above shows that this particular site also tells you the size of the file. This is very handy as it allows you to guess how long it will take. A 2 MB download will only take a few seconds over a broadband connection.

Another way to download is to right click on a link and select 'Save Link As', if the link is to a file then it may pop up a dialogue box asking 'Open With.. or Save As'..


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