Do you find that the process of open downloads from the web automatically on your Mac is annoying? Follow us here to learn how to turn off this feature the default.
If you are using Safari on a Mac, the default setting for downloads from the web is automatically opened. This may be a feature of ADHD, especially if your workflow includes downloading content regularly from the web.
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How to stop auto-opening downloads from the web on a Mac
- Open the Safari browser and click on Safari in the menu bar
- Click Preferences Preferences
- Make sure you select the General tab at the top
- Uncheck the box next to Open “safe” file after downloading
Here’s how it looks these steps:
Within the tab “general”, look for the box at the bottom of the window and uncheck it.