Bug 239975 - Firefox not using ~/Download
Summary: Firefox not using ~/Download
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox   
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Version: rawhide
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OS: Linux
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-13 19:00 UTC by Debarshi Ray
Modified: 2009-09-21 20:19 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-14 09:57:55 UTC
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Description Debarshi Ray 2007-05-13 19:00:25 UTC
Description of problem:

It seems that Firefox is not using the ~/Download directory for storing its
downloads. The default location is still ~/Desktop. Although one can easily
change the settings in Firefox, isn't it more reasonable if all applications
made use of the ~/Download directory by default when one is available?

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How reproducible:

Every time.

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Open Firefox.
2. Click on any downloadable link, and select the 'save to disk' option.

Actual results:

The file gets downloaded in ~/Desktop by default.

Expected results:

One would the default download location to be ~/Download.

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Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2007-05-14 09:57:55 UTC
No.  I had this discussion a few years ago with our usability guys Seth and
Bryan.  We want this to be Desktop.  I don't know who came up with ~/Download
but it wasn't me.  That should be removed IMHO.

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