Bug 967634 - Download manager not placing downloaded files into preference set directory
Download manager not placing downloaded files into preference set directory
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
unspecified Severity high
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Assigned To: Jan Horak
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-05-27 13:27 EDT by Doug Enright
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:34 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Doug Enright 2013-05-27 13:27:36 EDT
Description of problem:

Firefox download manager is not placing downloaded files into the directory set via the Preferences->General->Downloads dialog.

All downloaded files for the current session are being left in /var/tmp and now in ~/Downloads which is the stated preferred download directory.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Firefox 21.0
Fedhat release 18 (Spherical Cow)
Linux manzano 3.9.2-200.fc18.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon May 13 13:59:47 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

How reproducible:

Everytime a download of a file is requested and across multiple firefox sessions.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start firefox (with download preference set)
2. Download a file (pdf), e.g. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/File:Presentations_GNU%2BLinux.pdf
3. File is downloaded by the Download Manager to /var/tmp and not ~/Downloads

Actual results:

File is downloaded to /var/tmp

Expected results:

File should be downloaded to ~/Downloads 

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jan Horak 2013-07-26 08:25:37 EDT
Thanks for your report.

What do you mean by across multiple firefox sessions? More firefox instances with different profiles or more windows opened sharing same profile?
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