Open Bug 843087 Opened 8 years ago Updated 6 years ago

Private and non private downloads shown in the same Library window

Categories

(Firefox :: Downloads Panel, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

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(Reporter: simona.marcu, Unassigned)

Details

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:22.0) Gecko/20130220 Firefox/22.0
Build ID: 20130220031126

Reproducible: always

Steps to reproduce:
1. Launch Firefox
2. Perform several downloads
3. Open the Downloads View (Tools menu -> Downloads) and observe all the downloads (leave the Library window opened)
4. Open a new Private Browsing window
5. Perform several downloads
6. Open the downloads View 
7. Go to the opened Library window, observe the downloads list and close it
8. Go to the private window -> Bookmarks menu -> Show all Bookmarks -> Downloads
9. Observe the downloads list from the downloads library.

Actual results:
If the Library window is opened from the private window, both private and non private downloads are seen.

Note:
- reproducible on the latest Nightly
- reproducible on the latest Aurora:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:20.0) Gecko/20130219 Firefox/20.0 Build ID: 20130219042021
- this behavior is shown ever since December 30th 2012:
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:20.0) Gecko/20121230 Firefox/20.0 Build ID: 20121230030830
Pushlog:
http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/pushloghtml?fromchange=0bb4773db082&tochange=eb2f5c66561b
I believe this is invalid. Bookmarks created and files downloaded are intended to be retained across all sessions, private or not.
(In reply to Tracy Walker [:tracy] from comment #1)
> I believe this is invalid. Bookmarks created and files downloaded are
> intended to be retained across all sessions, private or not.

the problem is that the behavior changes depending on from which browser window you opened the Library, and that should instead be coherent.
Is there any update about this issue?
I don't think that if you download a file from a private tab, it should be listed...
We are not asking for it being deleted from disk, no no...
But, isn't the whole idea of private browsing not to have your firefox stuff altered with whatever you do un private mode???
I see this regularly. You don't need to open the library. Downloads from a Private Window will specifically land in the non-private window. Makes me wonder if any other storage functions the same.
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