'Open Containing Folder' should not open a new folder window if folder's window for that download is already open

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Status

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Toolkit
Downloads API
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minor
13 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Oleg Sidletskiy, Unassigned)

Tracking

unspecified
x86
Windows XP
Points:
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Bug Flags:
blocking-aviary1.5 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050218 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b) Gecko/20050218 Firefox/1.0+

In Firefox 1.0 when using "open containing folder" to open a folder that already
has a window opened would only focus that window, now that command open a
duplicate window of a particual folder even if it's already present on the taskbar.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
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(Reporter)

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1?

Updated

13 years ago
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1? → blocking-aviary1.1-
(Reporter)

Comment 1

13 years ago
Asa or anyone elese, does this function behave this way intentionally, by design?
Summary: Open containing folder should not open a new folder window if that folder's window is already open → 'Open Containing Folder' should not open a new folder window if folder's window for that download is already open

Comment 2

12 years ago
If this gets reworked... should it refocus the downloaded file like it does when
you first open the folder, or should it leave it alone? I'd say I go for the
latter, unobtrusive alternative.

Updated

11 years ago
QA Contact: ali → download.manager
Assignee: bugs → nobody
(Assignee)

Updated

9 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Comment 3

2 years ago
I have mixed feelings on this one. Sometimes when I have a folder already open, I prefer a new window anyways because I may want to keep a folder window on the directory I've chosen and go off and do something different that involves changing directories with the new. I keep certain compilers as C:\CompilerName\CompilerName, where a compressed file involving that compiler is downloaded into C:\CompilerName and extracted into C:\CompilerName\CompressedFilename. Sometimes I want a window that stays at C:\CompilerName while another window starts at C:\CompilerName and eventually gets changed to C:\CompilerName\CompressedFilename. If this gets implemented, it should be a toggleable feature.
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