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Firefox won't let me save downloads where I want them to go.
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Ironman5791

Joined: 25 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 20:29    Post subject:  Firefox won't let me save downloads where I want them to go.
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Hello, I am a new user and I am having trouble with downloading stuff from Firefox. This is my problem when I click on a download using Mozilla it says "Open with, and save file" when i click save file it goes to the download default download page and doesn't allow me to choose a destination for the download. Of the few days I've had puppy linux it has worked fine.

Thank you in advance for all y'alls help and support. Have a nice day!!! Smile



P.S.- I'm pretty sure I haven't deleted anything important and I emptied the trash can.
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dancytron

Joined: 18 Jul 2012
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 20:32    Post subject:  

What version are you using?

Are you running firefox as "spot". If so, then you can only save files in /root/spot. This is a linux security thing.
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Ironman5791

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Apr 2014, 20:52    Post subject:  

dancytron wrote:
What version are you using?

Are you running Firefox as "spot". If so, then you can only save files in /root/spot. This is a Linux security thing.


I am running Slacko 5.7.0, also I have spot in my root but i don't know if i am running Firefox as spot. When i click it nothing shows up except the image icon and a text file. But It didn't do it before.
What should I do?
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Fossil

Joined: 13 Dec 2005
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2014, 03:59    Post subject:  

Ironman5791, Welcome to the forum.
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I am having trouble with downloading stuff from Firefox. This is my problem when I click on a download using Mozilla it says "Open with, and save file" when i click save file it goes to the download default download page and doesn't allow me to choose a destination for the download.
Have you tried going into the browser's setup, usually under Edit, Preferences, Downloads, then selecting a folder in which to place your files?
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rufwoof

Joined: 24 Feb 2014
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2014, 04:07    Post subject:  

EDIT, PREFERENCES, General Tab, Download section also has the option to set 'Always ask me where to save files', but by default that's not checked/set.
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mikeb


Joined: 23 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2014, 08:01    Post subject:  

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EDIT, PREFERENCES, General Tab, Download section also has the option to set 'Always ask me where to save files', but by default that's not checked/set.

another one i notice if you do keep getting an annoying default folder instead of a wanted one then set a better default and then uncheck it... so at least if it ignores your settings ( a firefox feature introduced with versions after 1.5 lol ) it will be closer to where you want to be.

This may also be being affected by settings in the application handling tab.

mike
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8-bit


Joined: 03 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sat 26 Apr 2014, 15:27    Post subject:  

I sometimes use a right click on the file I want to download and select Save AS. This allows me to choose a directory for the download.
This is with Seamonkey though.
I am not sure if it would apply to Firefox.
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Ironman5791

Joined: 25 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Thu 01 May 2014, 23:14    Post subject:  

Thank you everyone for all of your help. I did the edit thing and it showed me where it is downloading to. Thank you. Very Happy
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