Sometimes I'll edit those from the control panel, and I might want to access them from the web to look at them, not having the latest on my hard drive.
Pageoneresults said in another thread:
Since the robots.txt has to reside in the root, just go to any web site and type in /robots.txt. It should open in your browser.
I'd love them to open in the browser, which I think they used to. Now, they "download" and open in Notepad, and instead of being line by line, they're all run together with little black spots mixed in - impossible to decipher and unusable.
What settings will it take to get robots.txt and .css files to open in the browser from my sites rather than the mess I'm getting in Notepad?