Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Allow "Launch File" option while file is still downloading




File Handling
16 years ago
a year ago


(Reporter: Aaron Kaluszka, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




16 years ago
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

16 years ago
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
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. :)
Component: XP Apps → File Handling
Assignee: pchen → law

Comment 4

16 years ago
Target Milestone: --- → Future

Comment 5

16 years ago
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


16 years ago
Keywords: mozilla0.9.8


16 years ago
Keywords: mozilla0.9.8 → mozilla1.0
QA Contact: sairuh → petersen


15 years ago
Summary: [RFE] Allow "Launch File" option while file is still downloading → Allow "Launch File" option while file is still downloading

Comment 6

14 years ago
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.
Assignee: law → nobody
QA Contact: chrispetersen → file-handling
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
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