Open a document or photo without saving it to the hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vjjohnson3, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. vjjohnson3 macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how to open a file (picture or document) but not save it to the computer? Just view it, like on windows.

    Also, anyone know of a good wireless mouse for mac (has scrolling capabilities, and right click button) or a wireless keyboard/touchpad?

    Thanks,
    Vincent

    Got a new iMac 20 inch with 1 gb of ram
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I use Apple's Wireless Mouse so sorry, but I can't help you on that front. What exactly are you wanting to do with these files? FWIW, Windows still saves files in the temporary folders when you "open without saving". :)
     
  3. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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  5. swingerofbirch macrumors 68030

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    Technically by virtue of the fact that you're viewing it (even in place on a website), it's already saved on your computer, albeit somewhat transiently.
     
  6. janey macrumors 603

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    Pretty much any mouse works with OS X given that you can find a way to connect it to your computer. Extra buttons/functionality on your mouse can be used by using an app like USB Overdrive.

    My favorite's the Logitech G7 wireless gaming mouse - right+left click and horizontal+vertical scroll and dpi switching on the fly. runner up probably is the logitech mx1000, although i'm not a fan of some of the "features" of the mx1000.
     

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