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When saving files from the internet, why doesn't Firefox 'know' to put .jpg files in "Photos" and pdf files in "Documents"?

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When saving files from the internet, why doesn't Firefox 'know' to put .jpg files in "Photos" and pdf files in "Documents"? IE always saved photos in the "Photos" file and documents in the "Documents" file. Firefox makes me choose every time. Very annoying.

When saving files from the internet, why doesn't Firefox 'know' to put .jpg files in "Photos" and pdf files in "Documents"? IE always saved photos in the "Photos" file and documents in the "Documents" file. Firefox makes me choose every time. Very annoying.

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How about if Firefox is programmed like IE in this ONE thing...

When saving files from internet sources, if the file ends in a typical photo extension such as .jpg, .bmp, .tif etc. it defaults to save it in your PHOTOS folder.

When saving anything like a .doc, .pdf etc. it defaults to save it to your DOCUMENTS.

You could still change it to 'desktop' if that if really where you want all your photos and documents... or some other folder that you decide, but DEFAULTS to the LOGICAL folder.

I have carpal tunnel SO bad that even typing this suggestion is painful and having to make the extra click along with moving the mouse EVERY time I want to save something is painful.

ALSO, I shouldn't need a bunch of ADDONS to accomplish this. I tried downloading one and it did nothing. The problem still exists.

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The Anonymous is Jayleen, the original poster of the question.

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We aren't Mozilla programmers, were users like you, all we can do is to offer a solution to what you perceive as a shortcoming in Firefox. Having preset locations for file types like IE has wouldn't work on Mac OS and Linux (and older versions of Windows) - the location would be different or would have to be created. Firefox 3.6 does create a \Downloads\ folder in the user's account folders, and there have been many complaints about that one new feature vs. what Firefox didn't do in older versions.


Bottom line is, if it doesn't exist in Firefox and it's available as an extension - you can use the extension, or not - the choice is yours.

Automatic Save Folder extension should solve your problem.

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I tried to download one of the ad-0ns and it seemed to download but didn't do anything. I even opened my downloads folder and double-clicked to see if it would 'do something.'

I think that experienced users need to be a bit more accommodating to those of us who are newer users and/also not as computer savvy. When I click one of those options (such as the save image in folder) what is going to happen and do I have to do anything else. Because I was only prompted to download it and was not prompted to do anything else. How do I tell it what folder to save in since you're telling me it doesn't know? Please help.

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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4781/

Did you read the "More about this add-on" and "Developer Comments" section of that page, and look at the 8 screenshots?

The instructions seem to be very clear, and the author of that addon has a support forum here - http://asf.mangaheart.org/?menu=5&f=1