saving to desktop

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 420benz, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    How to set Mac to always save everything to the desktop?
     
  2. LPZ
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    Please clarify "everything." :)

    Do you mean "everything downloaded from the internet using a browser?"
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes. When an option asks me to Save I would like to save to the desktop.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Pakaku

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    You don't want to save stuff to your Desktop. Having a ton of icons on the desktop will actually slow your Mac down, because it's trying to render all of them at once. One or two won't hurt, but if you're careless for a while, it gets pretty cumbersome.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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    The reason i do that is so i can save it to a file on the DT because most of what i save is only temporary,plus if i want to print or email i don't have to look for it.It's just a Windows thing.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    If using Firefox, just go to Firefox > Preferences > General, and set it there.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

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  8. macrumors 6502

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    You can do that in Safari too.
    Safari- preferences- General- Save downloaded files to- Change that.
     
  9. macrumors regular

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    click on select folder>click on scroll arrow at top select users>desktop click open then click on box >always open in. Or just right click on downloads folder make alias and drag that to desktop.
     
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