'save link as' loses filename

Bug #165048 reported by Pradeep Varadarajan on 2007-11-25
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
firefox (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

>Go to this URL: http://exaile.org/wiki/index.php?title=Theme:Dexaile
>Scroll down and right click on exaile.extheme and select 'Save link as' (Screenshot 1)
>Change to a different folder using the list on the left (Screenshot 2)
?The file name disappears!

This seems to happen with only specific(unrecognized?) extensions. For example, files for which are extensions are .deb, .htm etc, the name is retained.

Pradeep Varadarajan (pradeep+) wrote :

Screenshot 1, where the file name appears correctly

Pradeep Varadarajan (pradeep+) wrote :

Screenshot 2, when the folder is changed to ~/, the file name is gone!

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

I could not reproduce this. Maybe its triggered by an extension. Try to start firefox in -safe-mode from the command line like:

 firefox -safe-mode

 - Alexander

Changed in firefox:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Pradeep Varadarajan (pradeep+) wrote :

The behaviour is the same even in safe mode.

One more thing I noticed is that if firefox doesn't have a previously downloaded location in it's memory, then the filename is retained.
By default the "Save Link As" download location is ~/

>Download any file by using 'save link as' into ~/Pictures (change directory from ~/ to ~/Pictures) <-- file name is retained. Now the "Save Link As" download location has been changed to ~/Pictures for any new files.
>Now try again. And change the directory back to ~/ . <-- File name is lost.

try to update your FF and we are closing this bug report because there is no respon for this thread for a long time. Don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in firefox:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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