firefox PDF download "%20-" name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by musiqzuki, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. musiqzuki macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2008
    Whenever I try to download a PDF file, the name of the PDF file is always messed up by default. I always have to rename it.


    "The Cooker.pdf" would show up as "The%20-Cooker.pdf" Is there anyway to prevent this from happening? Thanks
  2. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    The internet is not too fond of spaces in file names so the default placeholder for spaces is %20. I don't believe that there's a simple way to get the %20 to be replaced with a space in every file you download, but you can always right click and do "Save as..." or some other option that will allow you to specify a location and file name and change it there before it starts downloading.
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    It's sloppy file naming on the part of whoever named and uploaded that file. Unless you're the person who put it on the 'net, there's nothing really you can do about it (save follow atszyman's advice on naming the file before you save).

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