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Save image doesn't remember last location saved for Firefox 7

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This only started happening with Firefox 7, all previous version worked fine. When using "Save Image", Firefox will not remember the most recent location in which images were saved. It will instead randomly choose prior locations in which images were saved. When saving images, I save them in different folders to sort them properly, but firefox never remembers the most recent one used. This is INCREDIBLY ANNOYING because if I want to saving a group of images in a common folder, it constantly forces me to navigate to that folder instead of remembering the location of that folder from the last image saved there.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

Started when I began using Firefox 7, other versions worked perfectly.

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
  • 1.9.0009.1
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • Npdsplay dll
  • Office Plugin for Netscape Navigator
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • 6.0.12.1465
  • Adobe Acrobat Plug-In Version 7.00 for Netscape

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
7.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
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true
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BlockSite
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gTranslate
0.8
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Java Quick Starter
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NoScript
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Microsoft .NET Framework Assistant
1.2.1
false
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translator (fixed)
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false
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true
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false
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17
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( .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
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true
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1317517463
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96620
places.last_vacuum
1300328723
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false
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Graphics
Adapter Description
RADEON X850 Series
Vendor ID
1002
Device ID
5d52
Adapter RAM
Unknown
Adapter Drivers
ati2dvag
Driver Version
8.591.0.0
Driver Date
2-25-2009
WebGL Renderer
Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1. Blocked for your graphics driver version. Try updating your graphics driver to version 10.6 or newer.

Tony 0 solutions 4 answers

yaggle, for future reference, you can access the configuration file by typing about:config in the Location Bar (address bar). You'll get the warning message, This might void your warranty!. If you're not scared off by that, you can access the file and read through it or edit it. You can search (fliter) for specific terms, such as browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite. For a lot more on the configuration file, see

http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config

cor-el
  • Top 10 Contributor
  • Moderator
10738 solutions 96600 answers

The Boolean pref browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite doesn't exist by default (it is hidden), so you need to create a new Boolean pref yourself with the value set to false to disable that feature.

Quadrillion 0 solutions 8 answers

Download Helper is great. The best add on of all is CacheViewer. Next, I'm going to have to see if it is compatible with FF 11

macahi 1 solutions 29 answers

I personally feel that FF 11 is unstable. If you install it, do so in a separate directory from your current installation so you can revert if need be.

Modified by macahi

John99
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
622 solutions 7998 answers

Multiple Firefox Installs

I often have multiple copies of Firefox installed. That tends to be considered an advanced topic and is not covered by the Firefox KBs, they do not even cover Aurora and Beta use!

Note in addition to doing a custom install into another Directory it is also wise to use a separate unique profile for each version of Firefox. It probably also helps to have separate shortcuts to start Firefox. Additionally if you wish to run them simultaneously all versions other than the chosen default browser could make use of the -no-remote command line argument.

See also

Instability

Firefox Releases should not be unstable. A couple of things you could do to help the developers is.

Developers are also working on improving hang detection and reporting of hangs.

Modified by John99