Hey I posted this in the mozilla forums, but figure someone on here might be more helpful since this is a mac specific issue for me ( doesn't happen in windows). So I've dealt with this issue ever since firefox 3 came around (maybe even longer) and I finally want to fix it. I changed the default download folder in firefox, but no matter what I do, when I open an attachment choosing "open with" firefox still saves this in the "downloads" folder. How can I change this??? There is a forum post here, but none of the suggestions helped me... http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080302205219455 Please help before I pull all my hair out! I'm running: latest firefox 3 Mac Leopard 10.5.6 Thanks anyone familiar with the bug reports? If I'm reading this correctly it supposidely has been fixed? https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=384068#c39 nevermind.. the bug is here.. and despite being open since 2004 it is still not fixed. Pretty ridiculous in my opinion... https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=311292 if you want it fixed, login to bugzilla and vote for it!!! so I found a workaround and I'm very happy: ------- Comment #55 From andreas.fischlin 2008-08-14 15:32:20 PST (-) [reply] ------- I believe the simplest workaround is to get the browser Camino (http://caminobrowser.org). Camino is small, the smaller sister of FireFox, and it doesn't hurt to have an additional browser available. Use Camino's preference tab "Downloads" to set the global (system wide) preference for download folder ("Save downloaded files to:"). You can set this to any folder you like. You can even choose a folder that is used by OS X for temporary storage and profit from the fact that OS X will automatically cleanup that folder for you. That folder is the 'tmp' folder which resides in a normally hidden folder 'private' (in Unix notation: /private). The latter is actually normally hidden in the Finder and you may have difficulties to choose it. Then you have two options: You either use another folder or you make that hidden, nifty folder visible for ordinary selection via the OS X standard folder choosing dialog. There are again several techniques to make that folder visible. The simplest is to use the Finders menu command "Go -> Go to Folder..." and then type "/private" into the appearing text field and press button "Go". The folder 'private" should open in an ordinary Finder window. You should see several folders within tha window, 'tmp' being one of them. Now you can make an alias from the folder 'tmp', for instance by Cmd-Option-dragging its icon to some other, visible folder. If such an alias resides in some normally visible folder, say your desktop, your home folder, or under Leopard your Downloads folder, you can see it always. Therefore you can also choose it via Camino's preferences. Once set you could even trash that alias. However, I keep this alias around. This way i can easily switch the preference anytime to another folder or again back to the 'tmp' folder.