How do I keep my desktop clean?
September 19, 2007 6:25 AM Subscribe
How can I make Firefox on OS X not clutter up my desktop? Every time I click on a file, I get that open or save dialog box. If I choose open, it saves a copy of the file to my desktop, then opens the desktop copy. I don't want Firefox to save anything to my desktop unless I choose the save option.
posted by rachelpapers to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a Mac newcomer, and in Windows, this task is accomplished by saving files that you want to "open" rather than "save" to a temporary folder, then opening the copy from the temp folder. I like that method because I only have things on my desktop that are worthy of taking up screen real estate--that is, almost nothing.
I've tried digging through the preferences and I have even trolled through about:config to try to find anything useful. I have flipped the bits on browser.download.useDownloadDir without any change.
Thank you for your help. I love OS X so far but this is driving me crazy.