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Safari unzips .zip and .gz files after downloading. How can I stop this behavior?

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In the menu bar, go Safari -> Preferences. In the "General" tab, uncheck "Open 'safe' files after downloading". This will stop Safari from automatically unzipping the files.

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Just hold the ⌥ alt button while clicking on the download links.

Tested on OS X Mavericks.

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Check out this article if you want to keep the "Safe Downloads" behavior but tweak it a little.

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In Preferences, at the bottom of the General tab, uncheck the "Open "safe" files after downloading" check box.

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