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An alternative suggestion...

An alternative suggestion...

Posted Oct 30, 2008 14:54 UTC (Thu) by niner (subscriber, #26151)
In reply to: An alternative suggestion... by epa
Parent article: Directions for GNOME 3.0

"Better still would be for the user to choose a directory with the file manager, then *drag*
the saved file from the web browser to that directory. [...] But I don't have much hope
that mainstream desktop environments will adopt this"

Just tried that on my KDE desktop and it worked exactly like you described. I'd not be
surprised if the same were already possible on Gnome, too.


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An alternative suggestion...

Posted Oct 30, 2008 18:13 UTC (Thu) by epa (subscriber, #39769) [Link]

I mean that dragging the file to a directory window would be the default and most common way of saving, used most of the time by most users. At the moment you can do it, but far more common is for the app to silently dump the file in some random place (web browsers) or use its own crappy filepicker to navigate to the location you want.

An alternative suggestion...

Posted Oct 30, 2008 20:06 UTC (Thu) by massimiliano (subscriber, #3048) [Link]

Just tried that on my KDE desktop and it worked exactly like you described. I'd not be surprised if the same were already possible on Gnome, too.

IIRC in Gnome it has worked that way with Epiphany for ages.
With Firefox, on the other hand, it creates a link on the destination folder, which IMHO is not as useful as downloading the file or image.

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Posted Oct 30, 2008 21:57 UTC (Thu) by drag (subscriber, #31333) [Link]

Epiphany works a lot better for a lot of things in Gnome. Stuff like that. And besides that it's a bit faster to start up and uses less RAM then firefox.

And for older systems you have the option to use Webkit.

Oh, and it doesn't abuse "Fsync" like Firefox does.

OF course, Firefox has lots more capabilities. But all I want is a browser.

An alternative suggestion...

Posted Nov 4, 2008 3:20 UTC (Tue) by Ze (guest, #54182) [Link]

Just out of interest how does firefox abuse fsync?


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