Downloads are disappearing from window!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by asialax23, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. asialax23 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a small problem that didn't happen previously. As you know, when you download something on mac, a download window appears and you see the download progress. And when it's down you simply click on the file to open it, within that same window. But recently all my downloads disappear after they finish downloading and I have to go into Finder and into the downloads folder to find my file which gets a little inconvenient when downloads pile up in the folder. Does anyone know how to fix this? THANKS
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you're using Safari:
    Picture 4.jpg
    And if they're disappearing from the Downloads list, in Safari > Preferences:
    Picture 5.jpg
     
  3. SXR macrumors 6502a

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  4. asialax23 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. williamwaldron macrumors newbie

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    Downloads Disappear

    I had this issue to and hence found this answer and when I did the fix in preferences it didn't work and heres why so just wanted to share it with others just in case they have the same issue.

    I was browsing in private mode, and that will cause the downloads to disappear as well, from the download pop up window.

    :)
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's plainly stated on the Apple site, describing Private Browsing:
     

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