Every time I download an image from a site, using Safari, as soon as the images finish download, it opens Preview to show me the image. Other browsers don't do that.

Try this link.

How do I prevent Safari from launching Preview?

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In the general pane of the preferences, uncheck the 'Open "safe" files after downloading'. I have mine unchecked and Safari doesn't open the file downloaded in your example link.

  • I missed that! That solves the problem! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!
    – Duck
    Apr 12, 2012 at 12:13
  • How do you make Safari behave like other browsers and open the image in a browser window or tab, instead of using Preview? Apr 30, 2019 at 21:39

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