Last Comment Bug 403900 - firefox save dialog doesn't support non-local folders
: firefox save dialog doesn't support non-local folders
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: File Handling (show other bugs)
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: x86 Linux
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: :Paolo Amadini
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Reported: 2007-11-15 07:08 PST by Matěj Cepl
Modified: 2013-08-26 02:53 PDT (History)
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Description User image Matěj Cepl 2007-11-15 07:08:34 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en; rv: Gecko/20071023 Epiphany/2.20 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en; rv: Gecko/20071023 Epiphany/2.20 Firefox/ -- this is wrong I filing this bug about firefox, not Epiphany

From the Red Hat Bugzilla (

When using "save link as" or "save page as", the GNOME file save dialog appears,
and it lets the user enter URLs for non-local folders in the "Name" box - it
even does suggestion and completion on such urls where possible (for example
when using an ssh:// url to a host that has private key authentication), but
when entering a full url for such non-local folders, including target filename
and pressing enter, the dialog is dismissed without an error but no file is
actually created at the target. Doing the same for local folders (typing the
entire path and file name at the "Name" box) works.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

1. open firefox and go to some web page
2. select "File"->"Save page as..."
3. In the name box type a non-local url including file name, for example
smb://someserver/someshare/somefile or even trash:///somefile and click on the
"Save" button.

Actual Results:  
The dialog disappears and nothing happens

Expected Results:  
Either an error message should be shown about not being able to save to
non-local folders, or the content should actually be saved to that location. I
of course would prefer that the second option will be implemented :-)
Comment 1 User image Gianfranco 2008-01-16 02:28:22 PST
this happens also when a user want to upload a file from a remote location (i.e. from an smb share).
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Comment 2 User image Tyler Downer [:Tyler] 2010-10-18 12:56:30 PDT
This bug was reported using Firefox 3.0 or older, which is no longer supported. The bug has also not been changed in over 500 days and is still in UNCO.
Reporter, please retest this bug in Firefox 3.6.10 or later using a fresh profile, If you still see this problem, please update the bug. If you no longer see the bug, please set the resolution to RESOLVED, WORKSFORME.

This is a mass search of unconfirmed bugs that have no activity on them, so if you feel a bug was marked in error, just remove the CLOSEME comment in the whiteboard within the next month.
Comment 3 User image Matěj Cepl 2010-10-18 15:28:19 PDT
... as true as ever with 4.0b*
Comment 4 User image Manuela Muntean [Away] 2013-08-26 02:53:35 PDT
Closing this, but please reopen it if you still reproduce the issue.

With both Chromium and latest Nightly (build ID: 20130825030201) on an Ubuntu 12.10 32bit machine I see the next behavior:  after selecting "File"->"Save page as...", writing "trash:///somefile" in the name box and hitting the "Save" button, nothing happens (the dialog doesn't disappear and I'm not allowed to give "trash:///somefile.html" as name)

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