Closed Bug 663777 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

about:permissions should expose "default download location"

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

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VERIFIED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: pretzer, Unassigned)

References

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

Since bug 536503 is fixed download locations are now stored on a site-by-site basis. about:permissions should expose this information in the UI, and maybe even grant the option to change the default directory.

Reproducible: Always
Blocks: 573176
Depends on: 536503
This doesn't sound like it would be useful... nor does it have something to do with privacy and permissions.
(In reply to comment #1)
> This doesn't sound like it would be useful... nor does it have something to
> do with privacy and permissions.

you're right that doesn't have anything to do with privacy. but why limit site-specific preferences to privacy only? in my eyes this approach is somewhat half-hearted...
it might be not in scope for now, but maybe that scope should be broader in the future.

Regarding usefulness, even if not that useful, it would still be consistent (of course only if the above mentioned broader scope would be applied).
Consistency without utility is definitely not a goal :) An addon could be written if people really did want the ability to manually tweak site-specific download directories, rather than just clearing them.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
(In reply to comment #3)
> Consistency without utility is definitely not a goal :)

Fair enough :)
I know I'm kind of a consistency nutter...
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