Open a document or photo without saving it to the hard disk

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vjjohnson3, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. vjjohnson3 macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2006
    Does anyone know how to open a file (picture or document) but not save it to the computer? Just view it, like on windows.

    Also, anyone know of a good wireless mouse for mac (has scrolling capabilities, and right click button) or a wireless keyboard/touchpad?


    Got a new imac 20 inch with 1 gb of ram
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I use Apple's Wireless Mouse so sorry, but I can't help you on that front. What exactly are you wanting to do with these files? FWIW, Windows still saves files in the temporary folders when you "open without saving". :)
  3. apple2991 macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2004
  4. VoodooDaddy macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2003
  5. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    Technically by virtue of the fact that you're viewing it (even in place on a website), it's already saved on your computer, albeit somewhat transiently.
  6. janey macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    Pretty much any mouse works with OS X given that you can find a way to connect it to your computer. Extra buttons/functionality on your mouse can be used by using an app like USB Overdrive.

    My favorite's the Logitech G7 wireless gaming mouse - right+left click and horizontal+vertical scroll and dpi switching on the fly. runner up probably is the logitech mx1000, although i'm not a fan of some of the "features" of the mx1000.

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