From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; WinNT4.0; en-US; rv:0.9.4+) Gecko/20011002 BuildID: 20011002 This new feature would be usefull for people who want to save lots of files to a default directory. Enhancement request: Save a remote file by clicking once Proposal: Ctr+MB3 save the file linked under the mouse cursor without asking anything to the user. In Edit>Preferences..., add an entry for the instant saving directory. Reproducible: Didn't try
-> File Handling
a valid RFE - marking NEW
We're not going to do this in the near term, sorry. There are features under consideration that might assist, though (e.g., save page with images/links).
Bill: I think you may be misunderstanding the reporter's request. As I understand it, the reporter doens't want to save the page/links, but rather he just wants to be able to open the Save Dialog without having to select "save to disk" on the help-app-dialog first.
From the reporter: no, I really want to _download_ the file without asking anything to the enduser to save time when we have to download several files on a FTP server for example (but also via HTTP of course).
No, I just considered the *reason* for the request. Saving lots of files (in the case there are links to all of them in one place) would be much easier if the "save page and links" feature were there.
Bill, I hope you are not saying that the user will have to save _all_ files linked to a page if he wants to download 10 of them.
Of course not; one always has the choice to click, choose "save to disk", and enter a file name. 10 times.
Bill: Perhaps the reporter is asking for functionality to avoid the Save-As dialog box altogether, so that he could save the first file normally (with a Save-As dialog box) and then subsquent file-saves would assume the location of the previous file. Reporter: Is that about right?
I understand; I am just trying to throw the reporter a bone by offering the potential benefit of this other new feature.
Alex: Yes, your proposal is a very nice accommodation. Ctrl+MB3 would save the link in the same place as previously saved file. Sounds good to me. Bill: Saving a web page with its images/stylesheet is obviously also a good feature but it is not (IMHO) the idea I submitted here.
does this conflict with the one click sale patents ;-?
Do think so. BTW, the bug (new feature) is 1-year old. This would be really nice if someone accept it and propose a resolution. I hate the save-as dialog box when saving tons of files on a FTP or HTTP server.
Any chance of seing this resolved in Mozilla 1.6 ?
Drag & drop saving of link targets would be great.
This should be the same as Opera: Just choose "Quick download" in the link right-click menu