Closed Bug 482662 Opened 15 years ago Closed 15 years ago
Firefox creates a $HOME/Desktop directory automatically whenever the "Preferences" tab is opened
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2009030719 Firefox/3.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/2009030719 Firefox/3.0.7 When configured to save files in $HOME/desktop, firefox still insists on creating the $HOME/Desktop folder every time the preferences tab is opened. It also creates this folder whenever a download is initiated if the "Always ask me where to save files" checkbox is clicked. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Delete ~/Desktop 2. Open the Preferences tab 3. Look at the home folder Actual Results: ~/Desktop will be recreated Expected Results: No new directories should be created. It's absurd to assume a user wants a certain directory to be automatically created every time a menu is opened, without any additional input from the user. It's even more absurd that this still happens when "Desktop" doesn't exist in about:config.
Component: File Handling → Download Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: file.handling → download.manager
Could someone with permission to edit things mark this as a duplicate of #434327?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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