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Pasting an URL into download manager should start a download of that file

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Camino Graveyard
Downloading
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: James Wheare, Assigned: froodian (Ian Leue))

Tracking

(Depends on: 1 bug)

Details

(Whiteboard: p-safari)

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060214 Camino/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060214 Camino/1.0

If the clipboard contains a recognisable URL (ie starts with http://) then it'd be nice if pasting into the download manager started a download of that file. This is default behaviour in Safari and Omniweb.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Copy a URL to the clipboard
2. Open downloads manager
3. Try to paste from clipboard
4. Cry
Actual Results:  
Beep

Expected Results:  
Start a download from the pasted URL.

Updated

12 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

12 years ago
Summary: Request ability to paste URL's into download manager → Pasting an URL into download manager should start a download of that file

Comment 1

12 years ago
What, you expect crying to have an effect? ;)

CCing Nick to have a look at this too.

cl

Comment 2

12 years ago
How do you "paste" into the download manager?
(Reporter)

Comment 3

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> How do you "paste" into the download manager?
 
Just like it sounds: cmd-v when in the download manager. Imagine the whole window is a text field.

Note: I am NOT advocating for the download manager to be turned into a giant text field!

Comment 4

12 years ago
Easy. See comment 0. :)

cl
I must say that this is a great idea. As it is now, it's a hassle to download a file that can be displayed in Camino without loading it first (for example a .mov file). It would be so nice if you could just paste it in the download manager to download it.
See also bug 309920.
i guess this sorta makes sense, but it totally undiscoverable. i'm not against it, just worried that nobody would ever find it, and it ends up being more code for a feature nobody is aware of.

Comment 8

12 years ago
(In reply to comment #7)
> i guess this sorta makes sense, but it totally undiscoverable. i'm not against
> it, just worried that nobody would ever find it, and it ends up being more code
> for a feature nobody is aware of.

...except for migrating Safari and OmniWeb users, who wonder why it doesn't work ;)

cl

Comment 9

12 years ago
Although Cmd+V is pretty undiscoverable the same code should allow for dropping a URL onto the download manager. For instance dragging the proxy icon a .mov file in the URL bar to the download manager would download it.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

11 years ago
This'll need a way to start dialogless downloads.
Assignee: mikepinkerton → stridey
Depends on: 219056
QA Contact: downloading
Target Milestone: --- → Camino1.2

Updated

11 years ago
Target Milestone: Camino1.6 → ---

Comment 11

9 years ago
(In reply to comment #9)
> Although Cmd+V is pretty undiscoverable the same code should allow for dropping
> a URL onto the download manager. For instance dragging the proxy icon a .mov
> file in the URL bar to the download manager would download it.

That's pretty much bug 309920. I'll look into this too, although as Ian points out in comment 10, to do this *properly* really requires that bug 219056 be fixed :(
Hardware: Macintosh → All

Updated

9 years ago
Whiteboard: p-safari
This bug has been buried in the graveyard and has not been updated in over 5 years. It is probably safe to assume that it will never be fixed, so resolving as WONTFIX.

[Mass-change filter: graveyard-wontfix-2014-09-24]
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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