Safari Download Extension Fix

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Safari Download Extension Fix Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:41 am • by a_freyer
Safari has had a bug in it for a few versions that some of you have noticed. When it downloads an office file, it appends the template extension.

Downloading "somefile.doc" gets automatically saved as "somefile.doc.dot"

Its irritating that apple hasn't fixed this yet, but Hazel can. Setup a rule called "SafariFixer" and just have it do this:

Any Condition:
If Extension Ends In DOT
If Extension Ends In XLA
If Extension Ends In POT

Then
Rename: (name)

Note: Do not include "extension" when you rename the file, since hazel thinks that for "document.doc.dot" that ".dot" is the extension.
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Re: Safari Download Extension Fix Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:46 pm • by a_freyer
This rule has become moot thanks to Safari 4 and office updates.

If you're using Safari 3 or less, you still might find this helpful.
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Re: Safari Download Extension Fix Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:40 pm • by Mr_Noodle
Never noticed this bug before but great tip!
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