Firefox saving temporary files to Desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by danb77, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. danb77 macrumors 6502

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    I have changed my download directory to Downloads, but Firefox is still saving temporary files for helper apps (e.g. PDFs) on the Desktop!

    Does anyone know a work around for this? My nice clean desktop is filling up with junk!
     
  2. mashinhead macrumors 68020

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    this is happening for me too
     
  3. danb77 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Karvel macrumors regular

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    Just skimmed through those two links, but do they mention that when opening a file (as opposed to saving it), it should ideally by saved to a hidden temporary folder - NOT in the users downloads folder (which should only occur when the user elects to actually save a file).
     
  5. Disco Patrick macrumors newbie

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    This is STILL an issue in Firefox 3...

    ...come on Mozilla...
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

    clevin

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    its fine on my leopard.

    you are using 10.5, correct?

    anyway, try out inline-PDF viewer for firefox if you like

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  7. mbrowne macrumors newbie

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  8. Disco Patrick macrumors newbie

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  9. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Hello,
    so is there a way to tell FF to save temporary files to a folder different which is not the Download folder ? When I click "Open With" I would like the files for to eg /tmp so that they do not mix with my files in ~/Download
     
  10. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

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    Nobody ? This is really irritating me :(
     

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