Every mail attachment will be opened on Desktop
How NOT to have every mail attachment (eg.PDF file) to be opened with AdboeReader, AND also leave a copy on the desktop?
That’s very ‘uncomfortable’ (stupid?). If the user opens the attachment once again, that will place another desktop copy with a new name like this: doc.pdf, doc-1.pdf, etc.
I thought it’s a problem with Thunderbird, but I was told the Apple mail does it also. Is there a setting to direct that copy to a scratch folder or similar. That would it make easier to delete those copies. On the desktop they have to be selected individually not to erase required files.
I don’t know that behavior with WINxp or Linux/Ubuntu
Where to find the “switch”?
Opening a PDF with ____ :
Pick any PDF which is not in a Mail program. Click on that file once. It is now selected. Go to the FILE menu and select GET INFO. (Or,... right-click on the file and choose GET INFO.) The INFO window opens. Change the “open with” to another program, probably PREVIEW. Then choose CHANGE ALL.
Think your recommendation goes into the wrong direction. All about it is with “open” (say “View” the attachment), it’s NOT with downloading/storing to the local disc, and it’s not about opening a PDF with a specific program.
I found the following:
Thunderbird (and maybe Apple Mail is the same??) has a preset for Save as .. attachments to a user selected directory. That directory is also used when the user selects “Open” the attachment just for viewing.
So if that selection is set to “Desktop”, opening/viewing swamps it with all the open attachments/files. Choosing the “Downloads” instead of “Desktop” as the “Save as” location has the advantage to have a clean Desktop and all files (Opened and Saved as) at one place.
The difference with Ubuntu is, that uses a “tmp” folder which is cleared automatically with “Restart/Reboot”.
Does OSX have an “tmp” folder with that automatic deleting also?