Setting Firefox's directory for files to be opened (instead of "saved")

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Egosphere, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Egosphere macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2006
    How do I set the folder to which Firefox saves files which I wish to open immediately? I thought it was the folder I set for downloads in Safari, but I changed that and Firefox still used ~/Downloads for files that Firefox opens (instead of "saving"). I am pretty sure it was Safari's directory setting that it used for this but it's not working. Is it because I'm Leopard now?
  2. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Safari and FireFox are 2 different things. You have to change it in FireFox's prefs. It's on the first Tab, called Main.
  3. Egosphere thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2006
    No; that directory is where Firefox saves files, as in where it puts the files that you select "save to disk" for in the dialog that appears after you click the download link. I am talking about the directory in which Firefox puts the files for which you select "open with..." Those are not the same directories and in the past, if I remember correctly, the only way to change this directory was in Safari.
  4. isleofjib macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2007
    have you played with the preferences in FF->preferences->downloads? i have mine set to always ask but i have noticed it downloads first to the while it's waiting for me to reply then moves it to the appropriate folder after i select it.

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