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gavjones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 15, 2010 1:51 PM
Hi,

Hopefully someone can help with this simple question.

I currently have Speed Download and Transmit FTP clients installed on my Mac.

At the moment, when I click on a download link in Safari sometimes it just pops into the Safari Downloads window but sometimes it launches Speed Download.

Is there anyway to make Safari launch Transmit FTP instead of Speed Download?

Also, is there anyway to get Safari to always use the FTP clients?

Thanks

Gavin
MacMini; Macbook Pro 13"; iPhone 16GB; AppleTV; iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,140 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 2:05 PM (in response to gavjones)
    HI Gavin,

    SpeedDownload is not compatible with Safari.

    Sorry....

    In fact, SpeedDownload has caused Safari to crash for many users, see results of a search here.

    http://discussions.apple.com/search.jspa?threadID=&q=SpeedDownload&objID=f876&da teRange=last90days&userID=&numResults=15&rankBy=10001

    Unless you have the original folder for the SpeedDownload app which includes the uninstaller, you'll need a utility to remove it from your hard drive.

    Get AppZapper It's free.













    Carolyn
    27" iMac 3.2GHz Intel Core i3 MBAir iPad 32GB iPhone iOS 4.0.1 iPod Nano, Mac OS X (10.6.4), QTPro Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 3:12 PM (in response to gavjones)
    No, you need to get rid of SpeedDownload, then Transmit will work properly.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 3:18 PM (in response to gavjones)
    You don't have to open Safari to use Transmit, although you do of course have to be connected to the internet.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 3:36 PM (in response to gavjones)
    So you are trying to get Transmit?

    It is here:

    http://www.panic.com/

    Drag the truck to the download arrow, that is the icon for Transmit.

    I have been using Transmit for years, totally foolproof.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Sep 15, 2010 5:16 PM (in response to gavjones)
    Clicking what links?
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Sep 16, 2010 12:26 AM (in response to gavjones)
    Get rid of SpeedDownload!

    Transmit is not a web browser. It is normal and correct for Safari to undertake such downloads.
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.2
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (43,385 points)
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    Sep 16, 2010 12:42 AM (in response to gavjones)
    Safari Preferences/General. Have you set Safari as your default browser?
    20" 2.1GHz iSight iMac G5,, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iLife 9 but iMovie 6, QTPro 7.6.6, Safari 5.0.2
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