Download Manager shows wrong folder being saved to

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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Downloads API
RESOLVED EXPIRED
14 years ago
10 years ago

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(Reporter: Gregor, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041019 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041019 Firefox/1.0

I'm not sure if this is a bug or a feature request so I'll just describe what's
happening.  My default download folder is "desktop" but when I download
something by right clicking and selecting "save as" and save it to a different
folder, the download manager shows "All files downloaded to desktop"  It
*should* somewhere show where the file is *actually* going (ie. my chosen folder
and NOT desktop).  Suggest adding another link or something that will open the
folder you are downloading to.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Right click on File
2.Save File As
3.Choose a folder other than the default downloading one
4.Look at download manager - at the bottom it still says it is downloading to
your default folder

Actual Results:  
Showed "All files downloaded to Desktop"

Expected Results:  
Should show something like "By default your files go to Desktop"  OR
under download details (by this I mean speed of download, est time left) it
should show "click <u>here</u> to go to folder you are downloading this file to"

No additional information - not sure if this is a bug or a feature request.  If
it isn't a bug, maybe in a future release this should be added.  I would
consider this a BIG missing feature (especially for those ppl who don't know
what folder they are downloading to much of the time)

Comment 1

13 years ago
What you are seeing is what you get if you go through the normal procedure to
download files. That is to left click on the link to download. If you look under
options you have it set to download all files to desktop without prompting you
for destination. 

If you right click and choose "save as" then it skips the question about what
you want to do with the file (open or save to disk) and prompts for destination
because it allows you to change the name of the downloaded file, the function of
"save as". I think this is normal behaviour.

Comment 2

13 years ago
using Deer Park Alpha 1 (whatever the **** that is) and
the same problem exists for me as of may 21, 2005
even worse than pushing to desktop instead of requested 
folder, the download dialog doesnt even show up even
though checked in the options ....
to get predictable downloads i now move to a different
browser --- this is a long time bug !!! 
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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