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Post Posted April 15th, 2018, 8:18 am

I'm looking for an addon that puts an option to the standard dialog for downloading a file in te way that one can specify additional directories to download to, like the addon "save file to" did

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... e-file-to/

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Post Posted April 15th, 2018, 8:34 am

Hi,
After a quick search, I found this extension that may suit...
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search

There's also a thread for the old extension...
> viewtopic.php?f=48&t=596445&start=225
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Post Posted April 15th, 2018, 9:21 am

there is no longer an automatic sorting possible.
FYI firefox stores the destination path per domain if changed (from default)

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 1:12 am

LIMPET235 wrote:Hi,
After a quick search, I found this extension that may suit...
> https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... src=search


I have that.
It's not able to do what I need: I need a modification of the Download dialog window, like in the first screenshot of the "save file to" addon

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 2:02 am

Brummelchen wrote:there is no longer an automatic sorting possible.
FYI firefox stores the destination path per domain if changed (from default)


I don't get that.
Can you please explain what that means?

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 5:30 am

You save a file from mozillazine & save it to C:\out\.
You save a file from youtube & save it to C:\vids\.

Both destinations are remembered - per site.
So the next time you save a file from mozillazine, it defaults to saving in C:\out\.
And the next time you save a file from youtube, it defaults to saving in C:\vids\.
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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 6:33 am

ok,thanks.

and what if I don't have a chance to select.
if the window only provides the following two possibilities:
- select the application to open the file with
- save file (without the possibility to specify a folder)

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 8:45 am

3. use a download manager which can sort

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 9:22 am

sounds like you don't get my problem.

I'm clicking on a link that provides me with whatever file. this causes a dialog window to open that leaves only two possibilities mentioned above.
as to my understanding a download manager is involved only after that action, which is too late

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 9:51 am

i wrote you earlier:
there is no longer an automatic sorting possible.

quantum has a lot of more limitations to prevent misbehave due users stupidity (in general, not special).
your previous extension has modified firefox behavior in a not acceptable way for mozilla. currently.
maybe they change it some day but for not, again: you have to deal with it.

quantum is different, you can extend it but cant make it work different.

if you need the previous handling just install 52esr, you have time until august'18 when 52esr is complete dropped dead. some users took this choice and its ok.

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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 9:55 am

Hi,
I was in the process of saying that Free Download Manager gives you the options of where to save the files to...
but wasn't sure if it would work on LINUX.
Apparently, it does.
ref; > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo ... =extension
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Post Posted April 16th, 2018, 11:45 am

If you open the link and it starts the download process in Linux using Ubuntu or Linux Mint as an example - Firefox version 59+ you have two places to make adjustments.
Opening /edit/preferences/general/Files and Applications/ Downloads you can check or use the button to set "Always ask where to save files"
The other setting is in the applications chart of the various file types underneath and all that should be needed is to set the file type to "Always ask."
This is the default and when the panel comes up you can go through the tree on your system.
In some case you may need to set the system file manager to "show hidden files"
If you are using something like Nautilus, Caja, Dolphin or one of the others it should be in the preferences for the system manager.
If this is something else disregard this post.

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