Download Actions - direct, via summary page, or via download details?

Downloads from the front end may be initiated by either clicking on a Download Button or by clicking on the Download title.
The exact sequence depends on how the jDownloads Configuration has been set up. What happens at the Front End is shown in the table below.

The three setting involved 'Activate direct downloading?', 'View Download detail page?' and 'Use files title as download link?' are in Options - Frontend tab.  They are listed in the table below in the order they appear.
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Activate direct
downloading?
View
Download
detail page?
Use files title
as download
link?
Result of Clicking on Title Result of Clicking on
Download Button
Yes Yes Yes Show Detail View Download Occurs Directly
Yes Yes No Show Detail View Download Occurs Directly
Yes No Yes Download Occurs Directly Download Occurs Directly
Yes No No Inactive Download Occurs Directly
No No No Inactive Show Summary Page
No No Yes Show Summary Page Show Summary Page
No Yes No Show Detail View Show Summary Page
No Yes Yes Show Detail View Show Summary Page
Note: There is one important exception to the above.  If the user has to agee to a licence, complete a CAPTCHA, give a password, or similar then the Summary Page will always appear so that the user may respond.
If you use the jDownloads Content plugin then it is preferable to set the 'Use files title as download link? field to Yes.

Also if you are using Alphauserpoints then you need to set Activate Direct Downloading to No as it requires the Summary Page.

Both the Details View and the Summary Page View have their own Download buttons so that ultimately the actual downloading will occur.

What happens at your device end is dependant on what has been setup in the browser. This is not controllable by jDownloads.

ColinM November 2019

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