I have seen other posts asking similar questions to this but they were for Ubuntu and Windows. All answers were exclusive to the respective operating system. I have not seen something that will work for Mac OS users to get the desired result: Disabling the prompt to Discard or to Keep (requiring annoying user intervention to initiate the download) so that downloads just download regardless of their extension type.

I have found a solution to Disable Google Chrome's Safe Browsing feature but that's not what I'm after. Downloads still require user intervention for some file types (such as DMGs which typically contain Applications)

I'm hoping there's a simple solution to this annoyance.

Here's a screenshot of the prompt.

There is a yellow triangular symbol with a white exclamation point character inside. The prompt reads "This type of file can harm your computer. Do you want to keep capti (1).dmg anyway? Two buttons are present, one says "Discard" the other says "Keep"

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    This has actually got worse recently. I was seeing this prompt, but now the only button that shows id 'Discard' and '...'. You have to go to the 'Show All' download page in order to see the 'Keep' button! – InquiringMind Mar 30 '18 at 13:25
  • I’ve been experiencing that same issue too, definitely an annoying bug. – adamlogan Mar 31 '18 at 17:56
  • Now fixed with Chrome 66.0.3359.139 – Simon Meusel Apr 30 '18 at 15:13

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