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    Viewing a PDF file without downloading?
    Whenever I open a PDF, or even a Word file from a website it always downloads and saves onto my desktop. I don't want that to happen. Is there a way to just open a file without saving it?

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    Viewing a PDF file without downloading?
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    One way or the other, the file has to get downloaded; otherwise your computer doesn't have the data to open.

    Some programs will download to a TEMP folder and delete unwanted files once in a while; Safari downloads everything to the folder you indicate. This is actually a better set-up, in my opinion, because it lets you find the downloaded file easily if you want to keep it, and lets you delete it easily if you don't.

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    Viewing a PDF file without downloading?
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    If you are using Safari, it can open PDFs in the browser window.
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    [QUOTE= lets you find the downloaded file easily if you want to keep it, and lets you delete it easily if you don't.[/QUOTE]

    I can neither find nor delete file easily, because it is automatically given a weird name (or number). It's a real palaver to find or delete them, involving viewing them all individually and then deleting when I can see what it is.

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