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I am new to mac and am running os 10.3.9. Is there a way to click on an attachment in an email and view it without downloading the attachment to my desktop. Sometimes I just want to look at it and don't want to clutter my desktop with all the downloads. Any ideas?
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You have to download the email and hence attachment to your mail account. Open the attachment and if you dont want it hit the trash or trash the desktop copy.
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A similar question (don't mean to hijack the thread; I'm not sure if I should create a new one or add to an existing), but with this picture: http://mms.nps.gov/mora/cam/mountain.jpg

Is there a way in Safari to open it in the browser? It works fine in Firefox (opening either a new window or a new tab), but in Safari, it downloads it to the Downloads folder.
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A similar question (don't mean to hijack the thread; I'm not sure if I should create a new one or add to an existing), but with this picture: http://mms.nps.gov/mora/cam/mountain.jpg

Is there a way in Safari to open it in the browser? It works fine in Firefox (opening either a new window or a new tab), but in Safari, it downloads it to the Downloads folder.
This is my question exactly. I don't want it to download to the folder or the desktop. I just want the attachment to open up in a new window. Why should I have to take an extra step to move it from the desktop to the trash. That seems really lame.
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Are you using the Mail app? When I get an attachment with picture it usually just shows up in the message window. And I tested it out on a document and it opened in the right application without downloading to the desktop (or my downloads folder). Maybe this is something they've changed since 10.3.

Tigerotor, that's just a weird website, that's all i can say, cause most of the time images will just open in the browser. I tried to go to just mms.nps.gov and it says not found. Where did you find it?
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When I open up my email from a company email account it downloads attachments to the desktop. I can't use Mail with the corporate email. When I use Mail it just opens up in the window like it should. Also, when I click on a .pdf file on a website or something, it downloads. Help!
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So how do you access your email? Through a website? If so, then I think it's up to the website service to determine how it handles attachments.

Are you using Safari? I don't believe Firefox will let you view pdfs in the browser, unless there is a plugin or something. I've never had a problem with Safari viewing pdfs in the browser.
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AlyciaAnimation, the referring website is www.nps.gov/mora . The link that I posted is under the "Paradise Web Cameras" section.

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Also, when I click on a .pdf file on a website or something, it downloads. Help!
It does for me, too, depending on the website. I don't remember where I saw it, but there was an options pane for "Viewing PDFs in browser." Of course now I can't find it...
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