Safari Leopard download behavior sucks!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reh, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. reh macrumors 6502a

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    Mac OS X 10.5.1
    Safari 3.0.4 (5523.10)

    I have set Safari to download to the desktop in the preferences. However, it's insisting on creating a folder with todays date and throwing the download in there. I despise this behavior! Is there anyway to force Safari to simply download a file to the desktop like any other sane web browser does?
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    That is weird, it doesn't happen for me with Safari 3.0.4 (5523.10).

    In fact I have never seen this behaviour from Safari.

    Do you have any plugins installed, saft in particular?
     
  3. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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  4. reh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have PithHelmet 2.8.2 and SafariStand 3.0L151 installed. I also deleted the Downloads folder after switching the download location to my desktop. Since this seems to be non-standard behavior, I'll try digging a little deeper to see what's causing it.
     
  5. reh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK, I feel really stupid now. SafariStand has a "tidy by date" option for downloads that I actually enabled yesterday thinking it was something else. Sorry for the misplaced rant. But hey! That's really the only annoying thing I've experienced with Leopard, so that's not too bad. :)
     
  6. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Considering it's not even caused by Leopard, I'd say so :p
     
  7. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I believe it is SafariStand

     

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