Download with IE 9

New to downloading books? Want to do it better? These steps should help you download BARD books and magazines better using Internet Explorer 9.

Downloading a book or magazine with Internet Explorer 9 is different from previous versions. The process may make it seem like nothing is happening at first, but things have just been moved to the background. Once you know how the process works downloading should be less frustrating. Here's how it works:

Select a book or magazine to download

When you select a book or magazine to download, the prompt to download or save appears in a toolbar called the Information Bar.

Save in one of two ways

  1. Press Alt-N, which brings focus to the Information Bar where you can choose whether to open or save the file. Once you press Alt-N and choose to save the file begins to download
  2. Press Alt-S, which bypasses the Information Bar and chooses to save the file. Once you press Alt-S, the file begins to download

See the progress of your download

To see the progress of the download, press Control-J to open the View Downloads dialog box. Within this dialog box is an Options button that takes you to a dialog where you can choose whether to be notified when downloads are complete.

If you accidentally download something

If you realize that you made a mistake and you don't want to download the selected book or magazine, press Alt-N to go back to the Information Bar. Focus will move to the Cancel button, and then press Enter to cancel the download.

Choose where you want to download your book or magazine

By default, Internet Explorer 9 saves to a folder called Downloads in your User folder. If you want to change this location, do the following:

  1. Press Enter on the link to download a book
  2. Press Alt-N to bring focus to the Information bar
  3. Press Tab to the Save split button
  4. Press Down Arrow until you reach Save As
  5. Press Enter

Save your book or magazine

  • You are now in a standard Save As dialog box where you can change the file name and download location if you like
  • A prompt will appear and ask if you want to “Open File” or “Save File”
  • Select “Save File”.

Unzip your book or magazine

Once complete, close or minimize your Internet browser and find where you have saved the file. Continue on to unzipping your book or magazine


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