Open file selector for uploads reverts to "Recently used files" instead of "Recently used folders".

NEW
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Firefox
File Handling
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enhancement
4 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: Pierre Fortin, Unassigned)

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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140625030206

Steps to reproduce:

File selector for uploads reverts to Recently Used *files*.  While this is somewhat useful, having a "Recently Used Folder(s)" choice would be much more useful. Especially for such things as real estate agents adding photos to new listings.
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Updated

4 years ago
Severity: normal → enhancement
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Updated

4 years ago
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All

Updated

4 years ago
Summary: recently used selector → Open file selector for uploads reverts to "Recently used files" instead of "Recently used folders".
(In reply to Pierre Fortin from comment #0)
> While this is
> somewhat useful, having a "Recently Used Folder(s)" choice would be much
> more useful. 
Just like on Win I guess - Recent Places.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Preferences
Ever confirmed: true
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Comment 2

4 years ago
Dunno....  I've been on Linux since 1998...  :)

Comment 3

4 years ago
Duplicate of bug 789999?
QA Whiteboard: [DUPEME?
Component: Preferences → File Handling

Updated

4 years ago
See Also: → bug 789999

Comment 4

4 years ago
No, that seems too vague.
QA Whiteboard: [DUPEME?

Comment 5

4 years ago
Problem also seen with version 31.0 on Windows 8. For privacy reasons I change my User agent to: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:24.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/24.0

Even after I follow http://www.howtogeek.com/140437/change-the-default-file-explorer-startup-folder-in-windows-8/ and change the default folder Windows Explorer opens to the folder I wish to use for uploads, Firefox still insists on opening the desktop.

Comment 6

4 years ago
(In reply to 84user from comment #5)
> Problem also seen with version 31.0 on Windows 8. For privacy reasons I
> ...

Replying to myself to note that I have backlinked this from https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/990301?page=2#answer-616753 title: When browsing files for upload how to make the browser to look into a specific folder always?
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