Ticket #511 (new defect)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

Firefox saves downloads to ~/Desktop with no option to save elsewhere

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: Upstream Utopia
Component: upstream Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


If you get a file with Content-Disposition: attachment or similar such that it opens a download prompt, your options are "save file", which saves into AFS, or "cancel". You have to right-click and Save As to be able to pick a place to download it -- and on certain sites, if the download link is an <input type="submit"> or a <meta refresh>, you can't do that. This is a problem with CD/DVD images and other things that are unlikely to fit in your AFS homedir but can easily fit in /tmp.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by geofft

kchen points out that we can address this locally by having our Firefox extension set browser.download.useDownloadDir to false (i.e., Edit | Preferences | Always ask me where to save files). Does this sound reasonable?

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