Jun 26, 2015

How to keep Safari from automatically opening downloaded files?

I would prefer to open any files that I download manually, primarily because of occasional accidental downloads but also because I sometimes download files (PDFs. Videos, etc.) that I want to view later. Is there a setting that can be changed to stop Safari from automatically opening these downloaded files?
You can change the setting under preferences. The specific steps very a little under different OS versions. Here’s the idea:
Open Safari
Click the Safari menu option in the top bar, and select Preferences
Click on the General tab
Uncheck the box Open ‘safe’ files after download
Close preferences window.
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