Closed Bug 267439 Opened 17 years ago Closed 11 years ago

Save All Attachments should not display a download window for each file


(Thunderbird :: Mail Window Front End, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: mozilla.jgvons, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041031 Firefox/1.0RC2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041031 Firefox/1.0RC2

Whenever I want to save all attachments of a message (using "Save all"), I end
up with many download progress dialogs, one for each of the attachments. I then
need to close all those dialogs one by one which is cumbersome.

A "Save all" should only have a single progress dialog IMHO.

(Also, why does the dialog talk about downloading, why does it have a "keep
window open after download is complete", a "pause" button? I'm only saving
attachments, not downloading anything (it looks like a browser download dialog,
not a mailer "saving attachments..." progress dialog)

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. verify that you have "keep window open after download is complete" active
2. send yourself a message with 10 attachments
3. on reception, select "save all"

Actual Results:  
For a mail with 10 attachments, TB will display 10 download/save progress
dialogs, which I then have to close one by one.

Expected Results:  
There should only be a single progress dialog for all the attachments.

After saving all attachments, the dialog should probably only propose "close"
and "show file(s) location". A "run all" makes no sense IMHO since it would
clutter the screen with lots of new windows.
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The latest beta releases can be obtained from:
It seems that with Thunderbird 1.5 beta 1, things have improved: sending myself
a mail with many attachments doesn't leave as many "100% of <file> saved"
dialogs on my screen as it used to.

It seems that the progress dialog has changed, and it doesn't stay on screen for
files of type .txt/.xml/.zip or without an extension (those are the ones I
happened to test with).

However, the problem persists at least for files of type .exe. If I send myself
a mail with 3 executables attached, I get the "100% of <file> saved" for each of
them, and have to close all 3 progress dialogs manually (assuming the "Keep this
window open after download is complete" option is still set).

It is the same dialog you get when you right-click->save... on one of the
attached .exe's.
*** Bug 338449 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Duplicate of this bug: 377618
Severity: enhancement → normal
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
QA Contact: front-end
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: save all attachments should not display a progress dialog for each file → Save All Attachments should not display a download window for each file
Version: unspecified → 2.0
Assignee: mscott → nobody
I think this no longer applies and could be closed as wfm.
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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