faster way to open a .jpg file?

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  1. parkschr macrumors member

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    When I click on a .jpg file that someone has sent, it puts the file in my downloads folder.

    I hate having to minimize my browser, then click on the Macintosh HD, then click on download and then double click on the jpg file.

    Is there a way to only click it once and it opens immediately so I can few the jpg file?

    I want to cut down on the steps.

    Thanks everyone
     
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    Set the download folder to you dock and it takes only two cliks to open it
     
  4. parkschr thread starter macrumors member

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    No. Just on a web page. In gmail, it just shows it. But when I am on a web page that says click here for a jpg or even a pdf. It always puts it in my download folder.

    Can you open pdf files without having to go through all of the above steps?

    Thanks again.
     
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    Okay then, which browser are you using?
    Safari opens JPGs and PDFs inside Safari for me, have you tried "Open in new tab" yet?
     
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    Can you help me do this please? I need an expert.
     
  7. parkschr thread starter macrumors member

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    Firefox. When I right click to open in new tab, it puts it in my downloads folder.

    It does work like you say in Safari! Much faster. Maybe I will switch to Safari.
     
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    Got it. but then I have to scroll through all of the downloads and find it.
     
  10. parkschr thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok. I think I got it now. I changed the setting to date. Now the pictures appear first.


    thanks
     
  11. snberk103, Jan 22, 2011
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    [Bold above added] Lots of good advice so far. You also don't need to minimize the browser. You can open the downloads folder in front of the browser. The just Alt-Tab (actually CMD-TAB - oops) back and forth as needed.

    Or ... you can turn on Spaces (found in Preferences) so that you can switch to a different space and look at the open downloads folder there (and you can leave the folder open while you are browsing. Use Hot Corners to quickly switch back and forth).
     
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    It's CMD+TAB, Alt+Tab is for Windows and behaves a little bit differently, though one can use Witch to enable Option/Alt+Tab in Mac OS X to switch between windows.
     
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    Glad it helped you. The folders in the dock really make life easier.
     
  14. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Absolutely correct. Brain Fart. I'm not even a switcher, so I have no idea where the original wrong advice came from. Thanks for the correction. 30 lashes with a wet noodle for me, eh?
     
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    After that, taking a bath with desolating sounds.
     

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