Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 251598
Firefox does not not default to XDG_USER_DIRS for download folder
Last modified: 2008-05-08 10:03:27 EDT
Description of problem:
Firefox should use the download folder to store downloads.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tested in F8Test1 LiveCD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Firefox
2. Edit >> Preferences
Download folder is as Desktop
Firefox should the XDG_USER_DIRS location as default. In this case being the
Download Folder in the english locale
Still a problem in Fedora 8 (firefox-188.8.131.52-3.fc8).
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test Firefox 3,
available at http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html or now shipping
as the default in Fedora rawhide and provide feedback as to whether it still
exists so we can file a ticket upstream to try to fix it in Firefox 3 before it
Just checked with beta3 (downloaded from above linked page, renamed the mozilla
directory to remove "contamination") - the default is still the desktop.
Just to note that standard is http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/latest/
and output of xdg-user-dir is helpful as well.
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=399500) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.
Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.
Thank you for the bug report.
*** Bug 445104 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug has more or less been fixed upstream and trickled down into the firefox
in the current rawhide (Mozilla/5.0 (XGecko/2008043010 Fedora/3.0-0.60.beta5.fc9
The only cosmetic issue is that in edit preferences, the download location says
"downloads", but it links to the (correct) directory "download".