"Enter name of file to save to..." dialog is unhandy (gnome)

UNCONFIRMED
Unassigned

Status

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Core
Widget: Gtk
UNCONFIRMED
12 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Felix Hummel, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.8 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0.0.1 (Ubuntu-edgy)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0.0.1 (Ubuntu-edgy)

This occurs on gnome desktop only.
When choosing "Always ask me where to save files" in Main Preferences and clicking a download link, the "Enter name of file to save to..." pops up.
Now to be able to choose another directory, one has to click the "Browse for other folders" option, so an embedded file manager opens.
This should be enabled by default, because users who want to save files somewhere else probably want to chose another directory primarily and another filename secondarily.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. check "Always ask me where to save files" in Preferences > Main 
2. click http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-2.0.0.1&os=linux&lang=en-US
Actual Results:  
"Enter name of file to save to..." dialog pops up.
Default option is to change the filename.

Expected Results:  
"Enter name of file to save to..." dialog pops up.
Default option is to change directory, or at least visibility of file/folder manager.

This occurs in Gnome. Windows' Firefox does not have this bug.

Comment 1

12 years ago
Setting ui.allow_platform_file_picker to false in about:config helped me get rid of Gnome's annoying filepicker.
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Comment 2

12 years ago
Thanks, CT!
Nevertheless, regarding usability either this should be the default or the folder browser should be visible by default.
Component: Download Manager → Widget: Gtk
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: download.manager → gtk
Version: unspecified → 1.8 Branch

Comment 3

10 years ago
yes, the gnome filepicker and the open with are horribly broken in gnome (ubuntu 8.10)  Gnome is hopeless. I couldn't navigate / to find the program to open a file with.  Please please don't be like gnome!

I'll use that tip to avoid the gnome non-picker
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