Safari confirmation dialogue in Tiger

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dbooster, May 28, 2005.

  1. dbooster macrumors member

    dbooster

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    I notice that in Tiger, Safari now has a little confirmation box that pops up when you download certain file types. "Are you sure you want to download this". At first I thought this a good idea, but after awhile it has become quite annoying to have to click on it each time I want something. Is there an option somewhere to disable this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    What files?
    Have you checked your preferences?
     
  3. dbooster thread starter macrumors member

    dbooster

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    Any application files give me the warning, as do dmg files.

    The only option in the preferences I can see related to it is the "open safe files" option. I want it to open safe files tho, but I don't want the warning.
     
  4. RAS admin macrumors regular

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  5. SteveC macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I think everyone with Tiger gets the message (unless they've somehow disabled it). Anyone know of a way to get rid of it? Personally, it annoys me because it makes me feel like I'm running Windows. I'm responsible enough to not download a bad widget. I don't need a warning everytime I download a program. ;) Anyone know of a patch/hack yet?
     
  6. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

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    yeah that confirmation dialogue can get annoying however it is what it is.. the fact that an .exe file cannot cause harm to the os is obvious.. i think its there as a security measure more than anything else.. which is a good thing. for apple anyway.. i mean that way if a customer complaints.. apple could be all, "well look we warned you about that file."
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    I think it's a good idea to start getting used to it. We're safe for now, but only a fool would think we're safe forever. One of those "ounce of prevention" things. I think I might spend, perhaps, 1-2 seconds more a day, on average, than I did before being asked. While I realize that adds up to maybe ten minutes a year - well over an hour per decade - I think it's not too bad.
     
  8. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Taboo gets rid of it. But, as said over, it's not a good (i.e. safe) idea to do it.
     

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