When you use Safari on your Mac, the default setting for web downloads is for them to open automatically. This can be a bothersome feature, especially if your workflow involves downloading stuff from the internet on a frequent basis.
Steps to disable your Mac from automatically opening downloads from the web:
- Click Safari in the menu bar to open it.
- Select Preferences...
- Make sure the General tab is selected at the top.
- After downloading, uncheck the box next to Open 'safe' file.