Firefox saving temporary files to Desktop

danb77

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Original poster
Sep 4, 2007
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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!
 

mashinhead

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Oct 7, 2003
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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!
this is happening for me too
 

Karvel

macrumors regular
Jun 27, 2007
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England
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).
 

Tex-Twil

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May 28, 2008
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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
 

Tex-Twil

macrumors 68020
May 28, 2008
2,477
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Berlin
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
Nobody ? This is really irritating me :(
 

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