How to set Save as Prompt for download (same as Gogole Chrome)?

Copper Contributor

Hello, Microsoft and Community,

Until MS Edge 86, the prompt to save a file had two options and its behavior was same as Google Chrome.

From MS Edge 87 Microsoft changed prompt function, adding more two options (Cancel, Delete, Open, Save as). Realizing that I have been losing time to reinforce an option that I had previously set on system.

Is there a way to restore old Save as for download prompt same as Google Chrome or old Edge Chromium?


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t? (Behavior same as Google Chrome).

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it's the new download experience in Microsoft Edge. Chrome is from another company and a different browser.

you have more options in Edge settings: edge://settings/downloads

you can learn more about the new experience here:

if you have suggestions on how to Improve Edge's download experience, you can send it using the feedback button on Edge. (shortcut: Alt + Shift + i), that way Edge developers will be able to see them and take them into account.


Got your point and read this article.

About browsers, I know that Chrome is, not only a different browser, but also produced by other company.
Used that browser as example to explain the mechanism. Would like to check if there is any option that I can use Edge download prompt same as older versions.

To tell the truth, I don't understand why I need to do two steps more if I have been selecting Ask me to save file on options list.
Why I have to confirm where I want to save the file if I have set this option on Edge's config?

You can use the browser's feedback button to suggest any changes you want to see,
press Edge's (...) menu button => Help and feedback => Send feedback
that way developers will receive your feedback and consider it
I Will follow your advice.
Thank you so much!