Force downloading the word documents stored in SharePoint when the user clicks on the link (using "Quick Links" webpart) is not working as expected.
To successfully download the file, the link required to be clicked twice!!.
I've added the links in "Quick Links" webpart in the below format
The query string parameter &download=1 is used to force download the document as I don't want them to be opened in Word Online.
When I click on my Quick Links, it takes 2 clicks to trigger the download. On the first click, the browsers address bar updates but nothing is downloaded. The second click works. (Please test it by adding multiple links of different files to the webpart, as it is working correctly during the first link click but misbehaving for the subsequent file download links)
Using a Text Web Part and simple hyperlinks works fine, but doesn't look as good.
Has anyone been able to one click download SharePoint Hosted Word documents using quick links?