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Bug 239975 - Firefox not using ~/Download
Firefox not using ~/Download
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
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Reported: 2007-05-13 15:00 EDT by Debarshi Ray
Modified: 2009-09-21 16:19 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-14 05:57:55 EDT
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Description Debarshi Ray 2007-05-13 15:00:25 EDT
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 05:57:55 EDT
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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