Download to stack in firefox


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Sep 20, 2007
38°39′20″N 27°13′10″W
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?



macrumors 6502
Sep 4, 2007
the stack is just a folder in your home directory, just point firefox to it.
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?


macrumors 6502
Oct 2, 2007
London, UK
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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