Wondering if anyone knows of any settings for Google Chrome that will tell the browser to download media files rather than playing them in the browser window. For example an mp3.
Don't know such setting, but you can Alt + Click on the link, as the Google Chrome Help says.
You can also click on the link as normal and then press Cmd-S once Chrome loads the new URL to save the media file to your computer.
This solution should work in cases when you can't ctrl+click or "Save link as".