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    Sep 24, 2008
    How to open online file without saving it
    hi there,

    its really annoying when I I chose "open with" the file instead of "save" it, Mac still save it on my desktop somehow. and another question, when I want to save some file on the internet, with this pop up I cannot select where I want to save it. It always saves to Desktop also.

    Can someone help me to solve those 2 problems please. thanks so much

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    Aug 02, 2005
    2.6GHz Core i7 15" MacBook Pro - 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - 750GB 7200 RPM HDD - GeForce 650M GT 1GB VRAM
    Windows does the same thing when you open a file "instead of" saving it. The only difference is on Windows, it puts it in a "Temporary" folder that you're not supposed to see even though the file is still taking up the hard drive space. Safari lets you pick a default folder to save files to in the preferences. If you want the browser to ask you where you want to save a file every time you save one, use Firefox instead of Safari and set that preference.

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