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  1. #1
    montysano
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    How can I keep from littering my desktop w/pdf files?
    When I view a pdf file online, Mac seems to download a copy and put it on the desktop, rather than just view it. Consequently, my desktop is constantly littered w/pdf files that I had no intention of saving. Is there a way to stop this?

    Same thing with clicking onto certain streaming audio sources: Mac puts a file on the desktop. Can I stop this as well?

    Thanks,

    montysano

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    How can I keep from littering my desktop w/pdf files?
    Aptmunich's Avatar
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    If you use 10.4 (with safari 2.0) you can view the file right in your browser.
    I don't think this will work under 10.3

    Maybe Firefox can display pdf's directly though? getfirefox.com

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    How can I keep from littering my desktop w/pdf files?
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    I like PDF Browser Plugin. It gives you a lot more options in Safari and Firefox. It's free I think.

    As for audio, I haven't noticed a way around it.

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    How can I keep from littering my desktop w/pdf files?
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    You could also change your default download location to somewhere less annoying.

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