DownloadWhen I click the download link, instead of downloading the file, it gets displayed as weird looking text in the browser. Why and how do I fix this?
The reason this is happening is because the browser is getting confused about what type of data it is receiving and tries to display it instead of downloading it. In the preferences for your browser, you need to configure it to download ("save") files that have an extension like ".tar" or ".jar" or ".zip" or ".exe".
A "quick fix" for this is to try one of the following, which will allow you to download the file right away:
Hold down the "Shift" key at the same time as you click on the link, or
- Right-click your mouse on the link, which will bring up a menu box. Select the option to "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" (depending on your browser) and save the file to the desired location.