Saving files to cache in Firefox?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by reubs, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Whenever I download a PDF or video from the internet and I try open it directly instead of saving it to the disk, it always ends up on the desktop. For example, I download a PDF, choose to open w/ "Preview", and the file stays put on the desktop.

    I don't like a cluttered desktop, and don't like trashing things I just want to look at once. is there a way to make Firefox for OS X save these files to a cache or temp folder or anything?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    I don't use Firefox but I imagine you could create a temporary folder somewhere and set Firefox to save the files to here through its Preferences. Then, delete the contents of this folder every now and then. :)
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Firefox preferences -> Main -> Downloads -> Save files to <anywhere you want, really>

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    (I think it was there, or a very similar place if you're still using 1.5.0.x, in which case I strongly recommend upgrading to 2.0b2 unless you really, really depend on some add-ons aka extensions that isn't 2.0-ready, yet...)
     
  4. clevin macrumors G3

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    http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/
     
  5. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    thats not his question, he wants firefox to open PDF inside browser window natively.
     
  6. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    wow this is an old topic!
    I was just about to create a topic about this....

    This really annoys me as well. On Windows (uh oh!) if you'd select 'open with..' it would save the file to a temp directory, then once you closed the program that was opening the file, you wouldn't have to worry about deleting the file. But now, on my Mac if I choose 'open with...' it STILL saves it to the downloads folder (my default location) then opens it. Which means I still have to trash it when I'm done.
    Edit: a bit more searching found this:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20061220141355424

    a good solution :)
     

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