How to stop .pdf files from being auto saved?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by meagain, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. meagain macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006
    I've searched and can't find the answer. Each time I view a PDF file, the iMac automatically saves it. I again have about 75 PDFs that I have to go through and delete where perhaps only 1-2 were deliberately saved by me.

    Can anyone advise where I can turn off automatic saving of PDFs? It's really annoying. Thanks.
  2. kfury77 macrumors regular


    Jan 9, 2007
    Osaka, Japan
    There is a fantastic (and very popular) extension for Firefox called "PDF Download", when you click on a link to a PDf you get a popup asking if you want to view, save, view as HTML or cancel. very useful.

    Not sure if you needed a solution for Safari, but Firefox 3 is a better browser anyway. :)
  3. pjrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2007
  4. meagain thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 18, 2006

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