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    AndyNorfolk
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    Question Download blues!
    I need some help, i have had my imac for 3 years now but have only used it offline for photography work, i used my PC for surfing and what not. The PC has now died yay! but i'm a bit lost surfing using my mac. I use safari and find it more than adequate, the problems i have is when i want to download something, before i just right clicked on the link and saved as or saved target as, but now my mac will open the attachments but i cant see a way of just saving it, like on a PC. I have tried dragging an image onto desktop but it just copies the thumbnail and not the bigger picture.

    Looking forward to your infinite wisdom.
    Andy

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    Ctrl Click on the Links and you can Save linked file as
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    AndyNorfolk
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    Thank you that seems to be what i'm looking for. This is a good site an answer in 6 mins where others take 6 days

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    you gotta love this site, im gonna switch, but im waitin on tiger, so im learnng everything that i think i might need to know, from this site, so when i get my mac, i'll have a little knowledge.

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    also, if you dont control click, you can just click the link and it should download it automatically, and with images, you can drag and drop them to your desktop or a folder for easy saving of images.

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    Whenever I right click a file it has Save Linked File to 'Net Downloads' (the folder I set in my prefs.)
    How do I get it to change to 'Save Linked File As'?

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    hold down option. when that menu comes up.

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    Thanks alot,
    Is there any way to make it permanent? Because I never used to have to until I reset my settings.

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    I've been wondering the same, haven't found a way yet.

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    also, with images, you can ctrl click and "open link in new window/tab" and then you can see exactly what you are getting. Then, just drag it on the desktop or save as....

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    I usually just drag any image I want into a folder or onto the desktop
    DJ Lee

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    Quote Originally Posted by djlee12
    I usually just drag any image I want into a folder or onto the desktop
    the problem with that, is sometimes you don't get the full size file or full resolution file. A lot of the time you do, but not always. depends on how the page was designed.

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