drag-and-drop downloads go to wrong destination




Downloads API
14 years ago
10 years ago


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


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050310 Firefox/1.0+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050310 Firefox/1.0+

I have selected 'ask me where to save every file' from the options menu.

When I drag a link from the main window into the download manager, it picks a
destination for me(which is unrelated to any destination I ever selected
previously, as far as I can tell).  It just so happens that I don't have write
access to the folder on the system I am working on; it is one of the
administrators' protected folders.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose Options>Downloads>"Ask me where to save every file"
2. Drag an object from the main window into the downloads window.

Actual Results:  
A "download error" dialog popped up saying I didn't have write access to the
directory it wanted to save to.

Expected Results:  
It should have prompted me for a location to save the file to.


14 years ago
Version: unspecified → Trunk

Comment 1

13 years ago
Can you be a bit more specific. If you enter "about:config" into the location
bar and type "download" into the filter. Which pref stores the folder the
download attempted to go to? Can you confirm that downloading normally prompts
for destination.
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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