The Preferences window lets you customize the SiteSucker application.

Source of bookmarks

Use this control to specify the source of bookmarks shown in the Bookmarks menu. You can choose from the following options:

  • No Bookmarks
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • iCab
  • Safari

If the No Bookmarks option is chosen, then the Bookmarks menu will not be shown.

In order to read bookmarks from Firefox, set the browser.bookmarks.autoExportHTML pref to true on the about:config page in the Firefox browser.

If no bookmarks were found for a browser, it will be disabled in the list.

Clear document changes

Check this box to have SiteSucker clear a document’s “dirty” flag when it finishes downloading. This allows you to close an inactive SiteSucker window without being asked to save changes made to the document.

Delete robots.txt

Check this box to have SiteSucker delete robots.txt files after they have been read. In some cases, SiteSucker may download a website’s robots.txt file without downloading any other files from the site. Since SiteSucker deletes empty folders, this option prevents the destination folder from being filled with superfluous website folders. Checking this box also prevents any sitemaps from being downloaded. See Robot Exclusions for more information about robots.txt and sitemaps.

Drag triggers download

Check this box to have SiteSucker automatically start downloading after a string or file is dragged into the URL text field.

Show All

Click this button to prevent SiteSucker from suppressing warning alerts. This button is only enabled if you previously checked Do not show this message again for a warning alert.


Click this button to display a panel that allows you to add, delete, and rename the saved settings files that are listed in the Settings menu.


To add a settings file, click the Plus button. This will save the current settings of the active document in a settings file and add its name to the list in the window. If no document is open, the user defaults are saved.

To remove settings files, select them in the table and click the Minus button.

To rename a settings file, double-click on its name in the table, enter a new name, and press ↩. All names in the table must be unique.

You can make a copy of a settings file by dragging its name from the list to a folder in the Finder. To add a previously saved settings file, drag it from the Finder to the list in the settings panel.


Click this button to display a panel that allows you to add and edit custom identities. You can use this panel to add identities to the standard list of web browsers provided in the Identity control in the Request settings.


To add a custom identity, click the Plus button and enter the name, version, platform, and user agent string.

To remove a custom identity, select it in the table and click the Minus button.