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Safari download window

3111 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2011 10:29 AM by erikneves RSS
jayv. Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
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Aug 3, 2011 4:56 PM

Hello folks,

 

Is there a way to get my safari download window back the way it was before 10.7? A seperate stand alone window.

 

Thanks,

 

Jay

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), "Always make backups!!"
  • Meherally Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 4:59 PM (in response to jayv.)

    No, there is yet no way of doing this.

  • Meherally Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
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    Aug 3, 2011 5:02 PM (in response to jayv.)

    Mark the question as helpful or answered like you have done.

  • lukeisareallybigword Calculating status...
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    Aug 4, 2011 3:05 PM (in response to Meherally)

    Thats honestly one of the worst answers I've read about this so far.  Why would they take away a window like this?  It was hands down the easiest way of downloading files for me since I could just copy a link and paste it in to the downloads window.  I can still do that, but I have to have a download currently going long enough for me to copy another link and then paste it in to the download.

     

    I understand that this feature is now gone.  I would love to see it come back or something like it.  The downloads window was the only reason I used Safari in the first place, just so I could grab that super long training video that I've been waiting to stream forever on that youtube site, I could just watch the activity window for the big .flv file, cmd-c it and cmd-v it in the downloads and it'd down the whole thing faster than it would stream.  I don't see the reason to removing the Downloads window.

  • Meherally Level 4 Level 4 (1,115 points)
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    Aug 4, 2011 11:50 PM (in response to lukeisareallybigword)

    Not sure why answer should be the worst you have seen, it is just the way it is in Safari. It does not make the answer worst.

     

    As far as your copy paste is concerned, you can still do it in the window once you pop it out. even if no download is under progress, just select any previous download there and press cmd-V, it will paste on top of the list.

     

    yes, you need to have at least one listing in the window for the button to appear.

  • Anic264b Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Nov 17, 2011 4:13 AM (in response to Meherally)

    Meherally wrote:

     

    As far as your copy paste is concerned, you can still do it in the window once you pop it out. even if no download is under progress, just select any previous download there and press cmd-V, it will paste on top of the list.

     

    yes, you need to have at least one listing in the window for the button to appear.

    However, the small button is still worse than a window, if one wants to see how the downloads are going. Having a poor internet connection, I usually keep an eye to my download, to see when it finishes (so I can download again, or browse further, because browsing and downloading can't be easily done at the same time). While I wait, I usually go into another application to do things. It's really simpler to monitor the download(s) in a "big" window than in a small button.

     

    And, finally, most of the things Apple has changed in a "iOS" way for the desktop OS don't sound apropriate (these are separate kind of machines, have they forgot this?)

  • erikneves Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2011 10:29 AM (in response to jayv.)

    I think you mostly need the download window to paste a link you copied, right? You can only do this if there's a download already going on, but…

     

    You can paste the link to the address bar and then press option-return (ctrl-L ctrl-V opt-return). A-ha!

     

    And if you want to download a file you've found in the Activity Window (cmd-opt-a), you just need to option-double-click!

     

    I prefered the old way too, but now we don't need that download window anymore!

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