Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 368471
In "save link as..." gtk+ file save dialog using bookmarks clears the filename box
Last modified: 2008-11-26 06:32:52 EST
Description of problem:
If a user uses the "Save link as..." to save some file on Linux, then Firefox
uses the gtk+ file save dialog which features a pane with "bookmarks" to places
on the user's file system.
When using a bookmark to jump to another location before saving, the filename
box (which is originally pre-filled with the filename part of the URL that is
being saved) is cleared forcing the user to either guess what the original
filename was or to abandon the attempt to save the file.
This doesn't happen when using other controls to navigate (such as the path bar
or double clicking directories in the file list display), and it also doesn't
happen when using bookmarks in the gtk+ file save dialog started from the "Save
page as..." menu action.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click a link and choose "Save link as.."
2. Click on a bookmark, such as "Desktop"
The "name" box containing the guessed filename is cleared forcing the user to
type a new filename
The "name" box should still have the same value as before choosing the bookmark.
If the user changes the file name and the clicks the bookmark, then the name box
is also cleared.
I can confirm this. It doesn't seem to be related to firefox though. It seems to
be related to gtk+. If you try it with a file in gedit, you'll get the same kind
I could find this reported here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/gtk/+bug/93396
and also upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=419737 where there
already seems to be a patch.
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The problem does not happen in Firefox 3