stop automatic downloads in safari?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by stainlessliquid, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Can this be done? Its annoying as hell and makes me want to drop kick the computer when I come across tons of blogger.com images when searching through google images. It pretty much boggles the mind how potentially dangerous this is anyways. I want an option to cancel like all the other browsers that let you choose where to save a file.
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Some images in google auto-downloads. Not all. Live with it. There's not much you can do from your end, its all up to the server and the web site's admin.
     
  3. Matek macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean he can't do much from his end? Of course he can - he's asking how to disable automatic downloads in Safari. This doesn't depend on the server and the admin, they can't force you to download something you don't want to. Firefox, for example, simply gives you a dialog, asking if you'd like to download.
     
  4. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    You can stop it from opening after the download, but you can't stop the auto-download.

    As for the website itself - its because they haven't setup the correct type at the server side of things; same problem occurs when I click on my own profile image, and instead of it opening up, it provides a download dialogue.

    What the original poster wants is for these files to open in the web browser, and like the previous poster said, it is a matter for the server admin to properly setup their server.
     
  5. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    yea... that was what i said, but i made it shorter and easier to understand. so don't go jumping down ppl's throats without knowing the correct info.
     
  6. clevin macrumors G3

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    i still dont understand, was op asking for a graphic-less surfing?
     
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    No.. sometimes when you're browsing google images, and you click on the image thumbnail, you get a preview of the site the image came from, plus this frame on the top with an option of "see full-size image". Some images, when you click that option, will download the image to your computer. I think that's what the OP was asking, how to stop these auto downloads, if I understand him/her correctly.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    aha, thanks, I haven't met this situation before....

    Does firefox/Opera and safari handle them differently? or is there any case you can point me too so I can try it for myself?

    Thanks.
     
  9. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Sorry, I've been pouring over Google Images for at least an hour to find an image that does the "auto-download" thing. You're just going to have to take my world for it, I'm afraid...

    But this only occurred to me when using Safari, but since I don't use Firefox much, like only 5% of the time, I can't confirm.

    Update: I found a picture, which may be inappropriate, but yea...
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    oh my, I can't imagine what you were searching! :D

    ok, I will try out tomorrow when I get to my mac, so far on my EEE-winXP, firefox will pop up a save file dialogue.

    most browsers should be able to handle the jpg etc, its probably just the MIME type or something is somewhat wrong.
     
  11. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    Umm.. sorry to disappoint you, but I searched the keyword 'awesome'. :D But that picture did 'auto-download' to my downloads stack, where by default all the downloads go into. firefox downloads go there too... I'll test it after I eat my dinner.
     
  12. clevin macrumors G3

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    i kinda figure it out, there is an "awesome" in the link you provided.. :D

    I also need to check safari's cache and see how it is stored. I mean, if the image is store in cache w/o encryption, then download or not, it wouldn't make any difference, as far as security is concerned.

    (Opera' cache is non-encrypted, I probably need to re-check this too, see if 9.5 improves on this)
     
  13. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Just use Opera or Firefox or something if it really bothers you soooo much.

    TBH, I have never had images auto-download while using Safari, and I use Google Image Search a LOT.
     
  14. stainlessliquid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ALL blogger.com images do it, as well as all picasa.google.com images (which are rare though since nobody uses picasa, but if picasa has one then its going to be on the first page no matter how irrelevant). Both sites are owned by Google and they give blogger.com and useless picasa stuff MAJOR priority in their image search results, so I cant imagine anyone who uses google image search a lot not frequently coming across a blogger image (unless all they use it for is porn, which I dont think is allowed on blogspot). Food and travel images are extremely popular results http://images.google.com/imgres?img...1&hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&rls=en-us&sa=G

    So basically theres no way to turn off this brainless "feature" (more like security hole)? I have safaristand and it has no option like it. Everytime I accidentally come across a blogger image I have to quit Preview since it automatically opens the file, open the downloads stack and drag the file to the trash, its a pain in the ass when youre trying to find something.
     
  15. jonstead macrumors newbie

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    sorry if I missed it but did anyone find a solution to this?
     
  16. ohmicide macrumors newbie

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    preview opens for me even it i quit it right before i click on the images. and isn't it easer to select the file and command+delete it? :D

    this 'feature' is pretty annoying to be honest though, it happens pretty often too and not only for blogger images.
     
  17. HEW macrumors newbie

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    Same issue?

    Not sure if this is the same problem as above but sometimes when I clink a link in a webpage, so not only Google, it automatically opens the download function without enabling me to go to the link. Could someone please advice how to solve this problem if possible.

    Thanks
     
  18. Pete99 macrumors newbie

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    Is there still no solid solution for this? Its really annoying me.
    For example this image downloads rather than open in a new window/tab.
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  19. stainlessliquid thread starter macrumors 68000

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