How to overcome “This site is attempting to download multiple files” dialog in android chrome

Today, I ran into the issue with Chrome (Android) with my Web Application, we allow users to download files through our web application and they can download many files one after another or bundled in a zip.

Now once user downloaded a file and tried to download another, chrome shows a message like this : (“This site is attempting to download multiple files”)

Chrome Alert

I started looking for any alternate method which can help to fix this, we use a single method to initiate all downloads so there was no option to bind separate methods to each click events, so rather we tried something else and it fixed it.

We use a form while submitting every commands to server for downloading file, I just simply added a target of this form to “_blank” everything else stayed same, the action attribute stayed same as well. This trick solved the issue, now when user initiates a download another tab opens, and it closes it automatically when download is initiated, so its not a big problem!

If you are not using a form but an ajax call, you can still do it with this way, just add a fake form on page, set action to your ajax call’s URL and submit your ajax call through this form, so it will do the same trick.


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MiniMap – jQuery Plugin

MiniMap – jQuery Plugin

It will help you to visualize content you want to highlight in your long page or a panel on a MiniMap

MiniMap jQuery Plugin

MiniMap jQuery Plugin

Requires :

jquery-1.7.2.min.js (older versions should also work)
simpleMinimap.jquery.js (5KB)
jquery.scrollTo-1.4.2-min.jquery.js (2KB)
vtip.js (1KB) – Optional, to show content of marker line in tooltip
simpleMinimap.css (few bytes)

Javascript :

<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
        var minimap = $("#logPanel").simpleMiniMap({
            afterBuildMap : function(elem, map)
                vtip(map); //Only if vtip is added and you want to show tooltip on markers
        minimap.buildMap(); //This builds markers and shows, every time when you update content of the element and want to reload markers, call this method.
// ]]></script>

Options :

$.simpleMiniMap.defaultOptions = {
    filterElem : ".highlight", //Can be filtered by any possible jquery selector
    showScrollButtons : true, //To show/hide scroll to top/bottom buttons
    noTitleOnMarker : false, //No title/tooltip for markers
    titleBuilder : false, //If you want to customize title of marker, this is function, function(marker)
    beforeBuildMap : false, //method to call before building maf, function(mainElement, miniMapWrapper)
    afterBuildMap : false, //method to call after building maf, function(mainElement, miniMapWrapper)
    markerCSSClass : "marker", //CSS class for marker on minimap
    highlightBGColor : "#574E4E", //After scrolling to marker reference it highlights the parent item of it, this color will be used to highlight(as background color)
    highlightItemDuration : 1000 //0 will disable highlighting, duration of animation

Live Demo :

Download :

Disclaimer :  This is the first, untested version, it requires specific ordered/styled HTML to generate map properly and has very minimal options right now. I may improvise this code as I get time, but it is usable if followed same HTML/CSS as this page. You can send me your queries or issues at vipul[dot]limbachiya[at] gmail (format to valid email address).

Licence : You can use it as you own it! (Licence for other libraries stays as they have defined.)

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