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Last Comment Bug 89794 - Allow "Launch File" option while file is still downloading
: Allow "Launch File" option while file is still downloading
Status: NEW
Product: Firefox
Classification: Client Software
Component: File Handling (show other bugs)
: unspecified
: All All
: -- enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody; OK to take it and work on it
: William Hsu [:whsu]
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Reported: 2001-07-07 21:24 PDT by Aaron Kaluszka
Modified: 2016-06-22 11:26 PDT (History)
4 users (show)
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Description Aaron Kaluszka 2001-07-07 21:24:20 PDT
I would like to see "Launch File" activated on the Saving File dialog while the
file is still downloading in order to preview the file (if it is in a format
that allows that, ie. MP3).
Comment 1 Keith Lea 2001-08-03 17:12:45 PDT
How about an "advanced" button on the download window that pops up a menu or
expands the download dialog so you can do things like "Launch incomplete file"
and "launch when finished" and "launch with program ..." and "copy to folder
after download" and "move to folder after download" and "virus-scan after
download" and "copy filename to clipboard" and other stuff
Comment 2 sairuh (rarely reading bugmail) 2001-10-09 15:04:36 PDT
spam: over to File Handling. i have not changed the assigned developer [or the
other fields for that matter], so if anyone realizes that a bug should have a
more appropriate owner, go ahead and change it. :)
Comment 3 sairuh (rarely reading bugmail) 2001-10-16 14:37:34 PDT
Comment 4 Bill Law 2001-11-05 12:04:26 PST
Comment 5 timeless 2001-11-05 17:12:29 PST
no advanced button. We could probably have the launch button start out as a
preview button and change to launch when the file completes.

I think if i were a commercial vendor, i wouldn't implement this because i can't
imagine a good way of explaining all the errors end users will get by trying to
use this button.  As such, i think a pref w/ no ui wouldn't be absolutely
Comment 6 Tomer Altman 2003-11-01 12:30:29 PST
The bigger case is that while downloading a file, it doesn't appear anymore
where I state to download it. It only appears when it's done downloading.

It used to appear where I state it to, and getting bigger all the time, allowing
me to preview it as noted.

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