Download to stack in firefox

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wackymacky, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. wackymacky macrumors 68000

    wackymacky

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    #1
    I don't know if this has been discussed.

    I use Firefox rather than Safari. Firefox still is saving to desktop rather than a stack. Does anyone know how I can download to a stack on the dock in Firefox?

    Thanks.
     
  2. zakatov macrumors 6502a

    zakatov

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    #2
    the stack is just a folder in your home directory, just point firefox to it.
     
  3. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    For me, Firefox is still downloading files it sends to helper apps (eg PDFs) to the Desktop, even though I have changed the Download folder to my stack.

    Is anyone else experiencing this?
     
  4. REBELinBLUE macrumors regular

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    #4
    Do you mean files you have selected "open" rather than "save"?

    This is because these are assumed to be temporary files that you would delete when done so it uses the safari download location which used to be desktop (and will still be if you upgraded rather than did a fresh installed). I've no idea why that is instead of sending them to /tmp, which would make more sense. So if you change the safari download location it should work.


    You can also set "browser.helperApps.deleteTempFileOnExit" in about:config to get rid of them when you're done.
     

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