Open Bug 598563 Opened 13 years ago Updated 5 months ago
Preferences not staying set; Unable to set certain preferences
(Firefox :: Settings UI, defect)
(Reporter: wizarddrummer, Unassigned)
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8 When I download a file from rapidshare or filesonic it is usually a .zip file or a .rar file. I have specified in the Tools->Options->General->Downloads (*) area to: Always ask me where to save files When I go to the Tools->Options->General-Applications (this is an area that wreaks with design flaws) There is no way that I can find to ADD a file type. How does this list get populated? Magic? Woofull Dust? This flaw, however, is related to some other flaws that when combined create the bug. When I go to the Rapidshare site and request a download it is, in this case, a .rar file. The download form / panel opens: There are two radio buttons, a dropdown box and a check box. Radio button #1 has the text "Open with" and next to it a drop down box with: PowerArchiver:2010 (default) WinRAR.exe -------------- Other The question I ask is HOW did PowerArchiver become the default? I did not set that. Did the PowerArchiver Program do that when it installed itself? (This is what I also hate about the poorly designed OS from Microsoft; giving programs more authority than Administrators; but I digress) If the program did that then how do I undo that operation? ** I have another program called FilZip How do it get that on that list? ** How do I change the (default)? You have no provisions for that Yes we're still not at the bug yet there are more design flaws coming. The NEXT option is a radio button with the txt "Save File" and a checkbox: [ ] Do this automatically for the files like this from now on. The checkbox is grayed out. IT CAN NOT BE SELECTED, IT IS DISABLED; I CAN NOT PLACE A CHECK IN THE CHECKBOX! I WANT TO CHECK THE BOX BECAUSE I ALWAYS WANT TO SAVE THE FILE TO A PLACE OF MY CHOOSING. 98% of the time I NEVER WANT TO OPEN THE FILE WITH ANY ARCHIVING PROGRAM (WinRAR, Filzip, or PowerArchiver or any other program) after the download is completed. I only want to do the extraction FROM the folder I place the files in. The bug in your program has two distinct parts: A) The checkbox is disabled; can't check the checkbox for "Do this automatically …" B) On file types that did allow me to check the Do this automatically, as in the zip file, I can see that in the Tools->Options->General-Applications I have selected "Save" as the normal operation. *** THIS is where your program has the MOST ANNOYING BUG. It is like Russian roulette. Sometimes it saves and sometimes the selection defaults to open. If I don't pay attention EVERY SINGLE TIME, then what happens is that after the download is finished I am staring at the archive program open waiting to extract the contents instead of having the archive downloaded to a folder. This has been a flaw that's been annoying me for awhile but I never said anything until now. I certainly hope that someone is looking into a redesign of your download mechanism for the new version 4, because the way it works now … it's pitiful. Not user friendly at all and lacking in even the most basic fundamental features like adding files to the list, changing default behavior, changing default opening applications, etc. Thanks Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: explained in summary; not consistent behavior Actual Results: explained in summary; not consistent behavior Expected Results: explained in summary. explained in summary.
12 years ago
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch
5 months ago
Severity: normal → S3
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