Open Word/Excel Documents directly instead of Downloading - Undo Selection not available

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To configure EdgeChromium to open for example Word, Excel ... documents directly instead of downloading them, there is an Option to click "..." => "Always open Files of this type"

 

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After checking this Option .docx Files open directly instead of downloading.

But now there seems to be no GUI-Option to undo this selection.

 

In edge://prefs-internals/ it can be found as "extensions_to_open": "docx",
But how can a user without editing the JSON-Settings-File undo this behaviour?

8 Replies

Any reply from the product group to this question? I also look forward for a solution as deleting the whole preferences file could not be the solution.

@josh_bodner 

Because in Chrome the selection can be undone:

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@stesch79 

 

After you have set at least one file type to open automatically, in Settings>Downloads a 'File types which are opened automatically after downloading' entry appears which you can use to clear the option.

@DavidGB Thanks. Unfortunately I don't see such an option. Neither in Settings > Download nor in Downloads

 

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Does nobody else has this behaviour? 

@stesch79 thanks for your feedback. In version 85.0.534 I am seeing an option to clear the setting to "Always open files of this type". We expect versions including and after 83.0.478.37 to have this change. 

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@i-am-kent  Such great news!!!

I have version 83.0.478.45 and here I am already able to untick the option

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And, once you have ticked a file type, you can clear it in Downloads settings:

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Issue solved! Many thanks!