Downloading files, not opening them with quicktime, in Safari

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jisuo, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    I want Safari to show the download box when I e.g. click on a mp3 link, instead of opening it with Quicktime inside Safari. Other browsers has had it in preferences where you could specify what the browser should do with what file types. How do I change this behaviour in Safari (4 BETA btw)?
     
  2. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    Same boat

    I noticed the same thing. Whenever I wanted to save an mp3 or .mov file I kept having to open Quicktime then use the link. I use Flip4Mac WMV, mind you. So anything that was wmv etc. opened anyway. I ended up reverting bsck to Safari 3. I f you figure out how to fix it reply.

    Thanks
     
  3. MeWhOeLsE macrumors member

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    Can you not right click and select "download linked file"?
     
  4. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. I could in Safari 3 but as soon as I went to 4, it just disappeared. Weird, huh?
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    that seems like the qucikfix way, save it to the desktop or something then open it with whatever you want.
     
  6. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    Oh, I forgot to mention I have Quicktime Pro. You need Pro to save things.
     
  7. dbernie41 macrumors regular

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  8. MikeT125 macrumors regular

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    Can this be done in Firefox? I am in need of a solution tho this problem also...
     

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