Determine Remove Download behavior

RESOLVED INVALID

Status

Firefox for Metro
Downloads
RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
4 years ago

People

(Reporter: sfoster, Assigned: Yuan)

Tracking

Trunk
All
Windows 8.1

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

6 years ago
Should remove downloads (by button or gesture) in the download panel also remove the file on the filesystem?

The relationship between the downloads list and the filesystem is ambiguous. One use case is where the browser is used to gather useful files in the user's Downloads directory. Once downloaded and verified by the user the downloads list is just noise and it would be nice to clear it out - without removing the files we so carefully downloaded

OTOH Metro does not currently offer any kind of file explorer or obvious way for users to manage and clean up files. Today, you need to switch to desktop mode and use Explorer to browse to the downloads directory. It seems the onus is on Metro Firefox to provide the user a way to clean up files placed on the filesystem.
(Reporter)

Updated

6 years ago
Keywords: feature
Whiteboard: [metro-mvp]
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Keywords: uiwanted
If we want to just remove the ambiguity (without resolving the underlying "what should actually be removed/deleted" issue) we could call it "Remove from list" as in desktop...
Assignee: nobody → ywang
Keywords: uiwanted

Comment 2

6 years ago
I think by default the file should be removed with the item in the list. We should also add a flip switch in the options to control the behavior.

Updated

6 years ago
Blocks: 801136

Comment 3

6 years ago
As we'll have no All Downloads view in v1, this is moot for now, I believe.
No longer blocks: 801136
Whiteboard: [metro-mvp] → [metro-mvp-]

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 842686
Keywords: feature
Whiteboard: [metro-mvp-]

Updated

5 years ago
Component: General → Downloads

Updated

5 years ago
Blocks: 861680

Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 842686
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Updated

5 years ago
No longer blocks: 861680
OS: Windows 8 Metro → Windows 8.1
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