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Disable automatic opening of files after download? (5 posts)

  • Started 8 years ago by Waddle
  • Latest reply 7 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • Waddle Member

    Hello, I use Fetch version 4 and would like to disable the automatic opening of files (zip, sit and PDF) after they are downloaded. The zips give me error messages most of the time when opened through of Fetch. I have not found any settings to do this, can it be done? Thanks

    Mac OS X 10.4.8, StuffIt Expander version 10, Fetch 4.0.3

    Posted 8 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    To disable the automatic opening of files after they've been downloaded in Fetch 4, you should use the Post-Processing dialog. Do the following in Fetch:

    * Choose Customize > Post-Processing
    * You'll see a list of file types, and the applications they are set to open in.
    * Find the types of files you want to stop from opening automatically, select their entry, and click the Disable button.
    * In your case, you probably want to select the all the entries that include the words "Zip" and "StuffIt" (there will probably be several of each), and the entry for "Portable Document Format" (that's PDF).
    * Then click the OK button. The files should no longer automatically open.

    Please let us know if this does not do what you want.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Waddle Member

    That works! Thanks for the info.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • monoclast Member

    I'd like to request that there be a way to turn automatic decoding for ALL files on or off. I find it such a pain to have to do turn it off for each filee type, each time I install Fetch:

    1. Find all of the types of files on an FTP server I want to change this setting for (some of which may not exist on the server - this in itself is a pain).
    2. Get Info on each of those files.
    3. Turn "Automatic Decode" off.

    So laborious!

    In fact I really have to question whether this feature should be on by default to begin with. If I download whatever.tar.gz I do truly expect to find whatever.tar.gz on my desktop. I do not expect it to already be expanded, and for the original file to be vanished from my desktop. So I'd like to make a second request that you make the default OFF for this feature as well.

    Posted 7 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks, we have not forgotten about the request for this change. I'm sorry we haven't gotten to it yet.

    Best,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 7 years ago #

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