Hope a feature which can classify the downloaded item

Bug #715213 reported by v_2e on 2011-02-08
This bug affects 3 people
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Bug Description

In the menu "Edit(E) -> Preference(P) -> General" we can see "file transfer"
I hope you can add a feature so that we can choose different folder to save different kind of files.
i.e. set *.mp3 to download in the folder "Music". :-)

Moved from FS: http://www.twotoasts.de/bugs/index.php?do=details&task_id=1034

v_2e (v-2e) wrote :

I think this is a very specific customisation that should be left up to an extension.


v_2e (v-2e) wrote :

well, thank you for specification :-)


Michael Moroni (airon90) on 2011-02-12
Changed in midori:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
tags: added: downloading preferences
tags: added: downloads
removed: downloading

I think Midori needs a more clever method for downloading files.
Midori could find out the file type of the downloaded file.

If it is a music file => *.mp3/*.ogg/... the download folder would be music.
This behaviour could be done for the other folder like documents (*.ppt, *.xls, *.pdf,*.doc, *.odt, ...).
For pictures (*.png, *.jpeg, *.bmp, ...).
For videos (*.mov, *.webm, *.avi, ...).

The downloads folder would contain files which don't concern the folders documents, pictures, music and videos.
Examples of files for the downloads folder would be *.deb, *.exe, *.zip, ...)

Instead of putting all kind of file into the downloads folder a more appropriate folder destination should be chosen if possible.
This would have some advantages like :

  - There would be less clutter in the downloads folder so it's a benefit in terms of organization.
  - Most apps could synchronize with the default folders mentioned above (documents, photos, music, videos).

     Examples :
       Shotwell could import the downloaded files in the pictures folder directly to the photo library.
       The same with Noise from the music folder to the music library, etc.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-12-17
no longer affects: elementaryos
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2013-04-23
Changed in midori:
status: New → Triaged
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