Force ya browser to ask where to save your downloads
Ever felt overwhelemed by downloads folder chock-a-block full of files?
This sneaky hack allows you to choose where to save each and every file you download. The five seconds extra it takes has saved me so much time and headspace since I discovered it 12 months ago. And it takes less than a minute to set up!
The video shows you how to update this setting in Chrome, but scroll down for the options for other browsers!
- Go to Chrome > Preferences…
- Select ‘Downloads’ from the side menu
- Toggle ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’ to on
- Go to Safari > Preferences…
- Select ‘General’ tab from the top menu
- In the ‘File Download location’ dropdown, change to ‘Ask for each download’.
- Go to Opera > Preferences…
- Scroll all the way to the bottom and select ‘Advanced’.
- Scroll down to the ‘Downloads’ section.
- Toggle on ‘Ask where to save each file before downloading’
- Go to ‘Firefox’ and select ‘Preferences…’
- In the General panel, scroll down to ‘Files & Applications
- Under ‘Downloads’ toggle on ‘Always ask where to save files’.
- In Microsoft Edge Settings and more > Settings .
- Select Downloads , and then, in the Location area, select Change.
- Here you’ll find the option to have Microsoft Edge ask where to save each file before downloading.