Finding files after downloading.

Current web browsers now keep track of recently downloaded files, and allow those files to be opened from a list. While these browsers have methods for showing this list by going through menus, these menus can be customized or hidden, so this note only shows keyboard combinations.

A few notes on the keyboard combinations listed for each browser:

  • Anything inside a set of <> is the key that needs to be pressed.
  • The + means that the keys need to be pressed at the same time.
  • The letter keys are capitalized in the following examples; this is not necessary when performing these steps on your computer.
  • The Apple key on a Mac keyboard will have a small apple and/or a four leaf clover design on it

ON WINDOWS:

  • Internet Explorer 9 and higher - < Ctrl > + < J >
  • Microsoft Edge - <Ctrl>+<J>
  • Firefox 3 and higher - < Ctrl > + < J >
  • Chrome 10 and higher - < Ctrl > + < J >

ON MACINTOSH:

  • Safari 4 and 5- < Alt > + < Apple > + < L >
  • Firefox 3 and higher - < Ctrl > + < J >
  • Chrome 10 and higher - < Apple > + < Shift > + < J >

 

FOR AOL - These steps are the same regardless of using Windows or Macintosh

  • On the AOL menu bar, click File, then click Download Manager.
  • In the Download Manager window, click the file you want to find and highlight it.
  • Click the Find File button.

The following slide show illustrates using the Ctrl + J key combination on Windows: