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Improve usability when opening files from temporary download location on win32




File Handling
8 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: zzxc, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [parity-IE])



8 years ago
On Windows, users who open a downloaded file from Firefox's temporary location (%temp% by default) see that temporary location as the default folder when saving the file.

If IE is used to save the file to a temporary location, it defaults to "Temporary Internet Files", which the "Save as" Windows shell dialog changes to "My Documents" when trying to later save the file.  This results in a much better experience, as users don't have to manually choose another folder before saving changes to an opened document.

Mozilla should match the default platform behavior in this case, as saving a modified file back to a temporary folder doesn't make sense for users.


8 years ago
Whiteboard: [parity-IE]


a year ago
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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