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Is there a possibility to download files directly to the external usb drive in Firefox for Android?

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I have the Android device that support external usb hard drive, when I want to download some files via Firefox there are only two possible "places" where I can put the files - external memory or SD card. It will be nice if there would be an option to save file on ext. usb drive.

I have the Android device that support external usb hard drive, when I want to download some files via Firefox there are only two possible "places" where I can put the files - external memory or SD card. It will be nice if there would be an option to save file on ext. usb drive.

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Roland Tanglao
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Hi Nix_N1:

Yeah I don't know about this and I don't have an Android device that supports USB storage.

What Android device are you using and what operating system (Jellybean? Ice Cream sandwich ?)

I asked the Mozilla QA folks and they said Firefox for Android uses the Android platform download directory so the USB drive *should* show up if it registers properly with Android.

They suggested the following:

  1. removing the SD card and seeing if it shows up in place of the SD card.
  2. perhaps changing the following preference (type "about:config" in the url bar without the quotation marks)

browser.download.dir

will fix it (WARNING:untested and unsupported but hopefully this might help)


Regardless I suggest filing a bug at (I looked but couldn't find a bug that corresponds to this):

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi

Hi Nix_N1: Yeah I don't know about this and I don't have an Android device that supports USB storage. What Android device are you using and what operating system (Jellybean? Ice Cream sandwich ?) I asked the Mozilla QA folks and they said Firefox for Android uses the Android platform download directory so the USB drive *should* show up if it registers properly with Android. They suggested the following: # removing the SD card and seeing if it shows up in place of the SD card. # perhaps changing the following preference (type "about:config" in the url bar without the quotation marks) ''' browser.download.dir''' will fix it ('''WARNING:untested and unsupported but hopefully this might help''') Regardless I suggest filing a bug at (I looked but couldn't find a bug that corresponds to this): https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi

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Hi, Thanks for reply, I'll try your suggesting asp. I'm using Pivos XIOS DS Media Play which powered by Ice Cream sandwich.

Hi, Thanks for reply, I'll try your suggesting asp. I'm using Pivos XIOS DS Media Play which powered by Ice Cream sandwich.