User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 I've discovered (by chance) that double clicking on a mail attachment is about the same as using left-click+"save as...". Thereare however subtle differences: With left-click/save as: - File selection window is titled "Save attachment" - Pre-selected directory in this windows is the one where the last attachment was saved (using the same method: left-click/"save as") With double-click: - File selection window is titled "Enter name of file to save to" - Pre-selected directory in this windows seems to be the one where the last download from the navigator was saved Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Receive mail with atatchment 2.Save attachment with left-click/"save as" 3.Save same attachment by double-clicking it Actual Results: Preselected directory in 3) not te sale as the one used in 2) (unless 2) also used to download/save things from navigator. Expected Results: Use same directory as in 2)
Forgot to add that attachments used in the report are ZIP files (ie files my setup doesn't know how to handle). Maybe it's the default behavior "save to disk when file can't be handled" which should be fixed when called from the mail/news window.
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The bug is still there in Moz 1.7.8. There is an inconsistency between the double click on the attachment and the "save as" pop-up menu item. IMHO the double-click behavior should be fixed.
Confirming with Mozilla 1.7.12 on WinXP.
Severity: normal → minor
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: esther
Summary: Wrong directory pre-selected when mail attachment is double-clicked → Different directory pre-selected when mail attachment is double-clicked
This is the difference between two prefs: messenger.save.dir and browser.download.dir The first is used and updated by any Save As filepickers (and I think some other filepickers as well). The second is set as a preference, and is used to save an attachment in response to a double-click, when the default action for that attachment's type is Save To Disk. 'browser.download.dir' is set in Preferences | Navigator | Downloads Thunderbird has the same behavior.
I have two problems with this explanation (on Moz 1.7.12): Preferences/Navigator/Download lets me choose between start DL manager, specifric DL status or nothing but there is no "Default download directory" to set, and browser.download.dir in about:config is obviously tracking my last downloads directories and is not some preset value.
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