question about downloading PDFs in firefox.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by zulfur, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. zulfur macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2006
    When I open a PDF in Firefox, it automatically opens preview and saves a copy of the pdf on my desktop. Is there a way I can prevent firefox from saving a copy onto my desktop. I keep having to delete them afterwards, and it gets annoying. Thanks in advance.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    It has to save the file somewhere, even if only temporarily. You could make a separate downloads folder, set the Firefox Preferences to save to that new folder and then empty it every now and then. :)
  3. SFVCyclone macrumors 6502a

    Feb 24, 2005
    Pasadena, Ca
    command click the link for the pdf so it can open it in a new window?
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    The Adobe Acrobat plug-in doesn't work properly, so it's rare that you'll see the file the way it was displayed in Mac OS 9 or Windows. There is a third party plug-in that's free to end users to allow that kind of display.

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