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Re: Mozilla 1.5 download directory

On Thursday, 22 December 2005 at 22:45:45 -0600, Kent West wrote:
> Richard wrote:
> >2005/12/22, Richard <richard.vd.veen@gmail.com>:
> > 
> >
> >>Hi all
> >>
> >>I am using Sid and it seems i found a bug in de latest mozilla
> >>package. I am not sure if this  is a mozilla bug or a debian package
> >>bug so i ask here if more people can confirm this. I am also using KDE
> >>and every time when i download something it is dropped in de
> >>/home/user/Desktop directory while it was before always dropped in de
> >>/home/user directory. I find it pretty annoying to mv these files
> >>every time to my home directory from the Desktop directory but it
> >>seems i can not set the Download directory in de preferences menu to
> >>/home/user. I can set it to /home or even / (but the user doesn't have
> >>write rights there) but when i set it to /home/user there is always
> >>Desktop selected. Even when the /home/user directory is already set in
> >>the about:config page.
> >>
> >>TIA
> >>
> >>Richard
> >>
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Sorry ... I mean i am using Mozilla-Firefox 1.5
> > 
> >
> I see the same behaviour here, with FF 1.5 on KDE on Sid.

This seems to be part of a sort of creeping windozification.  Quite a
lot of apps now default to this mythical Desktop directory (with the
irritating capitalization) -- hardly the place you would want to file
everything or anything-- and a lot of others show only an even more
mythical Home directory which is actually a completely unnecessary and
annoying alias for ~/.  I don't see why there is an urge to hide the
directory structure from the users -- at the very least it imposes a few
extra mouse clicks to open 'filesystem' and then navigate to where you
want to be.

I suppose that is just another grumpy old man response...


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