For those of you who use Dropbox (self-repost)

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August 24th, 2015 10:58 am

Many of usĀ use Dropbox as file storage for our games.

If someone wants to download it, but he doesn’t have a Dropbox account, he needs to click “No, I don’t want to register” button every time to download something, and then “Download” button itself.
So, 2 clicks to download your game.

Moreover, sometimes there is no “No, I don’t want to register” button, so one can’t download your game without making an account at all.

Solution:

Your links look like `https://dropbox.com/blahblah?dl=0`. Replace `?dl=0` at the end with `?dl=1`.

Not only there will be no annoying “Please register” popup, download will start instantly after one clicks on your link, without any additional clicks.


3 Responses to “For those of you who use Dropbox (self-repost)”

  1. Birke says:

    Great tip, thanks for sharing!

  2. steve says:

    The only unfortunate thing about doing that is the filename the user gets prompted to save under is just a 20 character random letter string, so it’s kind of a sucky user experience either way :/

  3. demogorgon says:

    This is just good to know in general, thanks.

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