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open files without saving them to ~/Downloads folder on a mac

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I have Mac OS Sierra 10.12.5 (16F73) running firefox 53.0.3 (64-bit). I want to be able to open a file without saving it on to my ~/Downloads folder. On Windows, when you choose to open a file instead of saving it, it opens the file and keeps it on a temporary folder until you chose to either discard it or make changes to it and save it somewhere else, like in your Documents folder.

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What is the value of this pref if you check this on the about:config page?

  • browser.helperApps.deleteTempFileOnExit

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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suggestions, comments? anyone.

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What is the value of this pref if you check this on the about:config page?

  • browser.helperApps.deleteTempFileOnExit

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.

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That actually worked! it clears/deletes the files in the ~/Downloads folder after i close firefox.