Different directory pre-selected when mail attachment is double-clicked



15 years ago
12 years ago


(Reporter: bertrand.denoix, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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15 years ago
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)

Comment 1

15 years ago
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
Product: Browser → Seamonkey


14 years ago
Assignee: sspitzer → mail
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Comment 3

13 years ago
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.

Comment 4

13 years ago
Confirming with Mozilla 1.7.12 on WinXP.
Severity: normal → minor
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

Comment 5

12 years ago
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.

Comment 6

12 years ago
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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