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11 May 2015

How to Prevent IDM from Downloading Files Automatically

IDM (Internet Download Manager) is a nice and fast download client for windows that can accelerate your downloads with resume capability, its considered as the most efficient download manager of all time. You can even tweak its speed to the optimum levels by using IDM Optimizer tool, but I case you are able to get IDM for free using any giveaway or investing in it, then you can even try its alternatives that are also used to enhance the download speeds but I would surely recommend that you should go with IDM if you are serious downloader.

Stop IDM from Downloading Files Automatically

Well in this post we will be showing you how you can prevent from downloading files automatically fetched by IDM, well there are two simple ways, lets check them out.

#1. Tweaking Settings

Well the first easiest way is to remove the files from settings that you do not want to download automatically.

  1. Open IDM, navigate to Downloads > Option.
  2. Click on File Types and remove the file types that you do not want to download automatically within browser.
    idm file types settings
  3. That's it now press OK and its done.

#2. Using the KEYS Shortcut

There is another hotkey shortcut that you can use to prevent downloading files automatically using IDM.

  1. Open IDM, navigate to Downloads > Option.
  2. Click on General > Keys and choose the HOTKEY.
    keys shortcut IDM
  3. That's it now press OK and you are done, now anytime you wanna open the file inside browser or prevent it to be fetched by IDM automatically simply hold the ALT key and then press the link.

This way you can easily prevent IDM from downloading and opening files within browser. Hope this works for you and you can benefited with this thing. Do comment if you face any problem using the above mentioned method.