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 name.
The exact sequence depends on how the jDownloads Configuration has been set up. What happens at the Front End is shown in the following table.
|Use files title
|Result of Clicking on Title||Result of Clicking on
|Yes||No||No||Show Detail View||Show Summary Page|
|Yes||No||Yes||Show Detail View||Download Occurs Directly|
|Yes||Yes||No||Show Detail View||Show Summary Page|
|Yes||Yes||Yes||Show Detail View||Download Occurs Directly|
|No||No||No||Inactive||Show Summary Page|
|No||No||Yes||Inactive||Download Occurs Directly|
|No||Yes||No||Show Summary Page||Show Summary Page|
|No||Yes||Yes||Download Occurs Directly||Download Occurs Directly|
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 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.
Colin Mercer July 2015