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Saving PDFs: I'd like to be able to change the file name and destination of downloads without jumping through hoops.

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I download a lot of PDFs and I organize them by file name. I'd like to be able to save them to my computer to read later. When I have a PDF open in the browser, this is particularly annoying. As it is, I have two options:

Save file: This automatically sends the file to a temp download folder, which Windows doesn't let me access without memorizing the exact location. It also automatically saves it under the default file name, which I never keep. If I use this option, I have to go back in and manually move the file to my documents and rename it.

Open file: This opens the file in a new Adobe window (while simultaneously saving it to the same temp folder). I have to open the file in the browser, then open it in a new window, then hit save as, then PDF, then change the destination folder (because the default is the temp folder) and the file name.

Please, just give me manual control over downloads! I just want a Save As option.

I download a lot of PDFs and I organize them by file name. I'd like to be able to save them to my computer to read later. When I have a PDF open in the browser, this is particularly annoying. As it is, I have two options: Save file: This automatically sends the file to a temp download folder, which Windows doesn't let me access without memorizing the exact location. It also automatically saves it under the default file name, which I never keep. If I use this option, I have to go back in and manually move the file to my documents and rename it. Open file: This opens the file in a new Adobe window (while simultaneously saving it to the same temp folder). I have to open the file in the browser, then open it in a new window, then hit save as, then PDF, then change the destination folder (because the default is the temp folder) and the file name. Please, just give me manual control over downloads! I just want a Save As option.

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Is it possible to right-click the download link and use Save Link As...?
That will take the choice of "location" out of Adobe's hands.

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Is it possible to right-click the download link and use Save Link As...?
That will take the choice of "location" out of Adobe's hands.

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yup! that worked perfectly! I feel a little dumb, it was such an easy fix. Thanks!