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renaming file in "browse window" in "save-as" dialog invisibly changes active file's name




File Handling
12 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: sputt, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [closeme 2010-06-14])



12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060918 Firefox/2.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060918 Firefox/2.0

Filename in the "save-as" dialog is silently changed to whatever name you choose for a file you name you rename above.  E.g. I have "index.html" on my desktop, I want to save another "index.html."  I rename the file on desktop to "index2.html."     Upon click save, the FF will try to save the file as index2.html, although the filename box still says "index.html"

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. File->Save Page As (or any downloaded file)
2. Right click on an arbitrary file in the browse window, and rename it
3. Click save
Actual Results:  
you will be prompted to replace the file you just renamed, even though the name shown in the "filename" box is still the downloaded file's original name.

Expected Results:  
File would save as the shown name in the "filename" box, rather than be silently changed to the renamed name.  Sounds like buffer reuse to me.
I see the same. The problem has always existed in all Firefox (and Phoenix) versions so it is likely that this has already been reported. Can't find the duplicate however.
Whiteboard: [DUPEME]

Comment 2

11 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; hu; rv: Gecko/20061204 Firefox/

I can confim this problem.

Ps. If I change the "filename" in the box (after step 2.), and than set back it, it works correctly.

Comment 3

8 years ago
can anyone reproduce this on a current version of firefox?
I can't speak to XP, but I can't reproduce this on vista Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100518 Minefield/3.7a5pre
Whiteboard: [DUPEME] → [closeme 2010-06-14]
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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