Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 4:02 PM (in response to Demo)
Thanks for the information, but that is not what I am asking.
I don't want it to always go to the same location. I want to be asked where to save a file everytime. So for example if I have a landscape image I want to save it to a Landscape folder while a video download I want to download to a Video folder.
I hope that this clarifies it.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to ebh5348)
Yes that clarifies it. I apologize. The "Ask me where to save files" preference that Fire Fox has is what you are looking for in Safari 5. I do not think is is available from what I have seen. It should certainly be in the preferences and I don't see it anywhere in the preferences.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 12:36 PM (in response to ebh5348)
There is a simple solution using Automator. You can create a folder action Workflow to move the files added to the downloads folder and ask you where to save them every time. If you are not sure on how to use Automator let me know. Once you create the workflow you problem is solved. Hope this helps:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 25, 2012 11:55 AM (in response to Larry Mullen Jr)
Larry, I am interested in doing this. This feature is basically the only reason that I won't switch to Safari. I have been trying to find out how to do this for months, but I don't know how to use the Automator. Would you be able to give me a step by step tutorial?
Thanks for any help.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to mattpicc)
1. Open Automator App. Where it says Choose a type for your document select Folder Action and then click Choose:
2. On the top where it says Folder Action receives files and folder added to, select Dowloads.
3. Now on the left column on the Library select Files & Folders and on the next column double click on Move Finder Items.
4. Now a box appears on the right and click Options, and then check the box on Show this action when the workflow runs.
5. Go to File and Save it. Then you will name your workflow as you want and save it.
6. Quit Automator and go to Safari to test what you did in Automator by downloading a file. If it works Safari will pop up a window that says Move Finder Items. Here you will choose where to locate it, and also if you want to replace any existing files with the same name.
Let me know if it works.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 7:25 AM (in response to Larry Mullen Jr)
Arg. I followed the process you described, Larry, but I wasn't very happy with the results. First, while you do get the option to save the file wherever you like, you do not get the option to rename it as you do so. Second, I now can't find where the heck the folder action I created is stored (doesn't show up in Spotlight, which is maddening) so I can't delete it. I am not a power user and should have known better than to start messing around with Automator.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Trakl)
It worked for me, except that it didn't ask for a filename.I added a step to the workflow which asks to rename the file before moving it. But, it should not need this much effort. They really need to have it ask where you would like to save the file each time.