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Cannot download *any* files from Web with any Edge (Dev, Canary) build on OSX Mojave.

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MikeSadlerAU
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I really hope this is a *dumb user error* because that'll be easy to fix.

 

I have this happen when updating Edge Dev, then eventually after changing a million things it comes good. If I go to *any web page* and try to download a file (e.g. https://www.co.shasta.ca.us/docs/libraries/resource-management-docs/ehd-docs/Pool_Chemistry_Fact_She... then right-click, save as) the Finder dialog comes up, you navigate to wherever, rename if you like, click the button and the dialog disappears. The 'download file progress' icon never appears, the file doesn't download, etc, etc. If you try to exit Edge (or the Update installer tries to restart it to do the update), Edge warns you that 'There are downloads in progress, do you really want to...', etc. 

 

This is driving me nuts!

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Hi,
Edge should open that link which is PDF automatically inside browser unless you changed the way it handles PDFs.
anyway,
please try resetting Edge settings back to defaults: edge://settings/reset
disable your extensions: edge://extensions/
reset custom flags, if any: edge://flags/

ultimately, clean install Edge, choose to remove user data when asked during uninstall
https://www.microsoftedgeinsider.com/en-us/download/
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@HotCakeX 

 

The issue is not opening a PDF but saving it (which works for me).

 

I would suspect some non-Edge blocker like third-party antivirus.

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