I am having the same issue with .bmp files, but with some testing I've found thtat this is the case with any files in a folder, they seem to be set to download automatically.
As a work-around for now, I've set up a "page" and simply put in links. These links seem to work with the "automatic" setting that was in 1.9, and they open in the browser fine.
I would like to see this changed in 2.0. Perhaps it could allow for a "display option" for each file in a folder. That might be burdensome, but at least it gives the power to choose back to the user.
In our Moodle 2.3 I implemented the same work around. HTML pages are used as link-lists to files that are opened in the browser.
By my point of view the "display option" for files arranged in folders would be helpful.
Additionally I miss the feature to get a link to a subfolder. I would like to put links to folders to my "introductory pages" as well.
ya same here, need it to work wihtout the force donwload option. wonder if it will be changed in future.
I think this problem is being found in several contexts, but I think it can be solved fairly simply (IMHO).
A 'resource' folder should contain downloadable files. If they are called *.doc, then the user's word processor will open them, etc., etc.
There should be another type of folder perhaps 'media', 'embed' or 'web' where the content should be served to the browser. Sound files, images, html pages etc. This would solve the problem of an index page linking to multiple items within a folder.
Please vote for MDL_28501
What about one "Display Options" setting for the whole folder, like the setting for the File resource? That would allow you to create different "types" of folder and hopefully not require too much new code.