New Safari window opens when downloading a file

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Irock619, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Irock619 macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    #1
    Does anybody know how to turn this off? I did a search in the forums and couldn't find a solution. When I click on a file in Safari, a new window opens and the file downloads into my downloads folder. Is there a way to download files without opening a new window? I couldn't find any settings for this in Safari preferences. Thanks!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you're talking about the Safari Downloads window, you can use Glims to automatically close it.
     
  3. bengriffin macrumors newbie

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    Try holding down 'option' while clicking the link. Should download the attached file without opening a new tab/window.

     
  4. Irock619 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Irock619

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    I'm talking about how when I click on a link to download a file safari opens a new window.

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    Wow that worked, thank you! Is there a way to accomplish this without having to push the "option" key? Is there a setting in safari that I'm not seeing?
     

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