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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox

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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox
    i am new to mac
    We are using Firefox 2.0.0.6 on a mac 10.4.10...

    I have configured firefox to open pdf files automatically when i click on a download pdf link.. each time i click on such a link the file is downloaded on to the desktop. and when i close working with firefox i have a huge pile of files on my desktop..

    my question is.. is there anyway to prevent this from happening... I don't want them saved. i just want to open, view and close the files...

    How to make firefox do it. any configurations or any options to set....

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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox

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    you can get an add-on for firefox that gives the option to open it or save it or even view as html. its called "pdf download" and its available on the firefox extensions page.

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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox

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    thanks for the reply. but wat can i do for the rest of the file types. we use a web based solution here. i may have to open even docs, xls or some other files. wat can i do?

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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox

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    ok i got a temporary solution. i just got firefox to save the files in another folder...

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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox
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    Saving to desktop is pretty sloppy. You should make a folder called "Downloads" inside of your ~/Documents/ folder. Tell FF to use that as your download folder.

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    opening downloads instead of saving in Firefox

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    I dont think you have much choice. Mac OS X has to mount the image and hence needs to have it saved on the Hard drive in some location at least!

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