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When I open an Adobe .pdf file, even just to LOOK at it, it's automatically saved in my Downloads folder on the Dock. Is there a way to set my system or browser(s) so it will give me a choice of whether to save it or axe it? TIA.
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Open your .pdf in Preview, then you have choices on how to save.
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What version of Safari are you using? Safari 4 will display a PDF in a window by default.

Unless the website specifically overrides this by using a content-disposition header. In that case, every browser will either save it to Downloads, or ask you where to save it. Most websites don't do that, but you can't override it if they do.
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Thanks for the replies. I have the lastest versions of both Safari and FireFox... I prefer FireFox. Guess I'll use Safari when I want to download a .pdf in something other than the Downloads folder. Thanks again, everyone.
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