Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 239975
Firefox not using ~/Download
Last modified: 2009-09-21 16:19:45 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?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox.
2. Click on any downloadable link, and select the 'save to disk' option.
The file gets downloaded in ~/Desktop by default.
One would the default download location to be ~/Download.
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.