Add hidden pref for Save Downloaded Files To… (ask every time)

VERIFIED WORKSFORME

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Camino Graveyard
Downloading
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enhancement
VERIFIED WORKSFORME
11 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: narked, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061112 Camino/1.1a1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061112 Camino/1.1a1+

I would like to see an option for asking the save path for files each time I download a file. This feature is available in firefox but not in camino. 

There should be an option for the application to ask where you want to save the file each time you download a file. 


Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

11 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 330297 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
(Reporter)

Comment 2

11 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> 
> *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 330297 ***
> 

This is not a duplicate of that bug... It is completely different what I am asking for. 

Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
No, this is exactly the same thing, and Camino has made an explicit decision not to support this.  

If you want to be asked, you can use the context menu.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 330297 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago11 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
(Reporter)

Comment 4

11 years ago
Oh, that's because I did not know the context menu DOES ask for the save path.. So it is now OK if this feature is not included. : )

Updated

11 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

11 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 379944

Comment 6

11 years ago
Thanks for your quick response Stuart. Apologies for not finding this bug before posting mine. Do you have a link to where the decision was made not to implement this feature?

Comment 7

11 years ago
No, it was made in IRC discussions.

Comment 8

11 years ago
I am the reporter of bug 330297, and they are not the same thing at all.  I apologize for not noticing this in a more timely fashion. I'm about to post again in 330297 to try and re-emphasize what I was asking for. 

Comment 9

11 years ago
What Justin said. This is most definitely not a dupe. This bug is about putting up the Save dialog and prompting for a save location every time a file is downloaded. Bug 330297 is about something else entirely.

Re-opening per the meeting this weekend and confirming as something we want to do with a hidden pref (we will not be putting UI on this).
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---

Updated

11 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: save downloaded files to.. (ask every time) → Add hidden pref for Save Downloaded Files To… (ask every time)
Set browser.download.autoDownload to false.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 11

10 years ago
(In reply to comment #10)
> Set browser.download.autoDownload to false.

We should document this ASAP, and then fix the documentation when we fix the pref name to make sense (bug 407883).

[10:33pm] <cl> ardissone|away: how long has the autoDownload pref been capable of doing that?
[10:33pm] <ardissone|away> i assume since 2002
[10:34pm] <cl> how come we never knew that before? :-p
[10:34pm] <ardissone|away> we never audited the dl prefs to figure out what in the heck they did? :-p
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Duplicate of this bug: 438841

Comment 13

10 years ago
Regarding the recent Safari carpet-bombing "exploit" described here:

http://www.dhanjani.com/archives/2008/05/safari_carpet_bomb.html

I ran a quick test against Camino and confirmed that it is indeed susceptible to this. I made a three-frame HTML page, with each frame calling a PHP script that would trigger a file download and Camino happily downloaded the contents of each frame without prompting me, resulting in three downloaded files. I could as easily have written the HTML page in PHP to create an arbitrary number of frames that would cause thousands of files to be downloaded.

In light of that, perhaps this preference should be more prominent in the Preferences?

Comment 14

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #11)
> (In reply to comment #10)
> > Set browser.download.autoDownload to false.
> 
> We should document this ASAP

Did we ever document this anywhere? I can't find a reference to it at all on 

http://caminobrowser.org/documentation/hiddenprefs/

which seems like the most likely place for it. Filed bug 588380 on that.
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