you can't copy the file name in the "You have chosen to open" download dialog

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Firefox
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UNCONFIRMED
8 years ago
7 years ago

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(Reporter: skierpage, Unassigned)

Tracking

4.0 Branch
x86
Linux
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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100530  Minefield/3.7a1pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.3a5pre) Gecko/20100530  Minefield/3.7a1pre

If you download a file with a long name that your computer doesn't understand, the "Opening long_filename-here_blah blah.XYZ" dialog that appears does not allow you to select and copy the file name.  That would sure be nice, in my case I was downloading lots of similarly named files DELL_MFP-COLOR-LASER-3115CN_A07_R257783.exe , DELL_MFP-COLOR-LASER-3115CN_A05_R307935.exe , etc.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go download a file your computer doesn't recognize, e.g. on Win or Linux click "Mac" on http://nightly.mozilla.org/
2. In the "Opening blahblah.xyz" dialog that appears, try to select or copy the file name that appears as
 You have chosen to open
  blahblah.xyz"

Actual Results:  
Strangely, you can't do it.

Expected Results:  
It's useful text in a window, you should be able to select and copy it!

The dialog box is http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/mozapps/downloads/content/unknownContentType.xul
and this particular item is 
   <description id="location" 

I think any XUL description should be copyable.  For bonus points, use the full filename, not the
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Comment 1

8 years ago
(In reply to comment #0)
(Sorry, I pressed [Enter] too soon, I meant to say:)
For bonus points, use the full filename, not the elided filename displayed (try downloading the URL in the bug header).

This may be a particular case of the general bug 141987.

Updated

7 years ago
Version: unspecified → 4.0 Branch
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