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How to Prevent the Mac from Automatically Unzipping Downloaded Files

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In this session we demonstrate how to prevent the Mac from automatically unzipping downloaded files by locating and unchecking the preference where it says, “Open “safe” files after downloading”.

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Toby Elwin March 2, 2013, 8:36 am

Excellent advice, I work on a Mac and usually use Firefox for browsing and Safari for web design work, just figured it was the most robust solution with Apple/Mac products for legendary design work. I was wrong.

This solved the Safari issue. Out of curiosity I downloaded the Responsive Columns set using both Chrome and in Firefox and the files came down as .zip without problem.

Rick Anderson March 3, 2013, 4:51 am

I assume that each of the browsers handle this differently.

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