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How to apply auto-sorting of downloads after you made "Download Sort" unfunctionable?

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A little time ago I set up the Firefox right - to make the things my way from A to Z. The mainest part of it was installing Download Sort add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/rU/firefox/addon/download-sort/ I find all the other ways, even this ( https://support.mozilla.org/ru/kb/upravlenie-tipami-fajlov ) sick: if you need to download images or music quiet often, you won't be able to surf comfortably, just because you will be in the downloading dialog all the time. Or, another way - you will face the default downloading folder, fullfilled with all the trash, usorted, chaotic, more like a scrapyard.

The way Download Sort did it let you skip the downloading dialog, then - place EVERY kind of file (or named in special way) in folder you chose before, even the auto-created folders - based on date, domain or the temperature on Mars. I find this not too hard for casual user to set up your own folder system and have everything in order. So...

My question is - why didn't you make the same thing, at least as alternative way? This is a future, no browser has it! The adition - why did you ruined the way Download Sort works? It fixed your huge mistake with downloading ugliness.

Thx for reading anyway.

A little time ago I set up the Firefox right - to make the things my way from A to Z. The mainest part of it was installing Download Sort add-on: https://addons.mozilla.org/rU/firefox/addon/download-sort/ I find all the other ways, even this ( https://support.mozilla.org/ru/kb/upravlenie-tipami-fajlov ) sick: if you need to download images or music quiet often, you won't be able to surf comfortably, just because you will be in the downloading dialog all the time. Or, another way - you will face the default downloading folder, fullfilled with all the trash, usorted, chaotic, more like a scrapyard. The way Download Sort did it let you skip the downloading dialog, then - place EVERY kind of file (or named in special way) in folder you chose before, even the auto-created folders - based on date, domain or the temperature on Mars. I find this not too hard for casual user to set up your own folder system and have everything in order. So... My question is - why didn't you make the same thing, at least as alternative way? This is a future, no browser has it! The adition - why did you ruined the way Download Sort works? It fixed your huge mistake with downloading ugliness. Thx for reading anyway.

Chosen solution

That is a feature that Mozilla didn't feel was important enough to build into Firefox, so a 3rd party developer "extended" Firefox features via via that extension. Download Sort hasn't been updated since August 26, 2008 when the last Download Sort 2.5.8 version came out. IOW, the developer walked away from it 8 years ago and Firefox has finally been changed enough that it quit working.

I gotta say that for an extension that was originally created for Firefox 0.8 in 2004 that extension has been around for 12 years, a lot longer than the average.

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FredMcD
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The add-on is not maintained by Mozilla but by its writer. You must contact its support and let them know.

The add-on is not maintained by Mozilla but by its writer. You must contact its support and let them know.

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I was more about "Why not Mozilla itself made this and added it to their browser?" and "Why their updates ruins compatibility?".

I was more about "Why not Mozilla itself made this and added it to their browser?" and "Why their updates ruins compatibility?".
the-edmeister
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Chosen Solution

That is a feature that Mozilla didn't feel was important enough to build into Firefox, so a 3rd party developer "extended" Firefox features via via that extension. Download Sort hasn't been updated since August 26, 2008 when the last Download Sort 2.5.8 version came out. IOW, the developer walked away from it 8 years ago and Firefox has finally been changed enough that it quit working.

I gotta say that for an extension that was originally created for Firefox 0.8 in 2004 that extension has been around for 12 years, a lot longer than the average.

That is a feature that Mozilla didn't feel was important enough to build into Firefox, so a 3rd party developer "extended" Firefox features via via that extension. Download Sort hasn't been updated since August 26, 2008 when the last Download Sort 2.5.8 version came out. ''IOW, the developer walked away from it 8 years ago and Firefox has finally been changed enough that it quit working.'' I gotta say that for an extension that was originally created for Firefox 0.8 in 2004 that extension has been around for 12 years, a lot longer than the average.