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Convenient: Prevent Safari From Automatically Opening Downloaded Files

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Convenient: Prevent Safari from automatically opening downloaded files Convenient: Prevent Safari from automatically opening downloaded files

If Safari is the favorite browser on your Mac, then you’ve probably noticed that downloaded files are opened automatically. iPhoned shows you how to prevent this.

Automatically open files through Safari

Safari is the default browser on Mac for many users and is constantly used to download documents, images or other files. However, when you download a file, it automatically opens in a program that can handle the file. And that is annoying, because programs are constantly being opened, while you sometimes start using the file later.

However, it is simple to prevent downloaded files from being opened automatically. In the steps below we show how that works.

  1. Open Safari on your Mac (Book) and go to the menu bar at the top;
  2. Click on Safari (bold) and choose the option ‘Preferences …’;
  3. Then open the General tab on the left side;
  4. Set the option ‘Open safe files after downloading’ at the bottom.

From now on, downloaded files are not opened directly in a program, but you can decide for yourself when you first see a document, film or image.

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