I have a Nexus 7 updated to Jelly Bean 4.2.2, with all apps updated. Chrome is version 28.0.1500.94.
I navigated to
in Chrome and long-clicked the "Download" hyperlink located below the video. This is a link to a .MP3 file (audio podcast). A short message appeared, indicating that the download had started.
However, no indicator appeared in the notification bar at the top and nothing is present in "Apps, Downloads", either when the download starts or a while afterwards.
I looked in the Downloads folder via Rhythm Software's "File Manager". The file appeared there for a short while, but vanished soon afterwards; it vanished long before it would have finished downloading.
Neither uninstalling "File Manager" nor restarting the tablet solved the problem.
Single-clicking the "Download" link causes Chrome to start playing the file, which is not what I want; I want to download the .MP3 file.
II only have a few other apps installed, which are not download/file manager apps.