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Want the save-image-as panel to detach so i can look at the page while i choose a name for the image

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Want the save-image-as panel to detach so i can look at the page while i choose a name for the image

I'm using firefox 18.0.2 for ubuntu.

When i right-click on an image and choose "Save Image As ..." a panel comes up and is glued to the title-bar of the window. It is impossible to move the panel away from the title-bar of the window, and thus impossible to see what is in the window.

So i have no way of choosing a filename for what to save the image as, because i cannot see the image to make a good choice.

The only solution seems to be to save the image, then, after it is saved, rename it through the filesystem.

So i'm looking for a way to detach the 'save-as'panel from the title-bar so i can see what it is i'm saving, and give it a good name.

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Re: Want the save-image-as panel to detach so i can look at the page while i choose a name for the image

How about trying rightclicking the image and using the open link in newtab option
That works for me Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, DE Unity, fx20 Mozilla

  • What is your OS title & version, & the Desktop Environment ?

Curiosity, how did you add the trouble shooting information ?
Did you manually copy and paste or did you use the add-on provided in the workflow of the question asking process ? (contains braces, lacks some formatting)

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Re: Want the save-image-as panel to detach so i can look at the page while i choose a name for the image

John, thanks for your suggestion.

I can open a link in a new window, but if i try to save it (by using control-S, for example), i have the same problem: the save panel comes up glued to the title bar.

(Firefox somehow or another managed to gather all the trouble shooting information. I didn't copy/paste anything.)

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Re: Want the save-image-as panel to detach so i can look at the page while i choose a name for the image

Does this also happen in Safe mode or or with a Firefox version from the Mozilla server in case you use Firefox from the Ubuntu repositories?

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Re: Want the save-image-as panel to detach so i can look at the page while i choose a name for the image

Thanks Cor-El.

I opened firefox in safe mode and it had exactly the same behavior.

But i think maybe i'm not posing my question correctly.

I think this is not exactly a bug, but rather a feature that i cannot turn off.

The behavior is that i cannot move the save panel when it opens.

When it opens, it is not like a window that you can drag around out of the way.

Rather, it is a window that sticks to its parent window until you deal with it (so it acts like some kind of a modal window with a vengeance).

It behaves like a Macintosh save panel: when you try to save something on the mac, a panel comes up which you are not free to move around, but stays planted in the top-center of the document you want to save.

I would like to turn off this behavior, so that when the panel comes up, i can move it out of the way so i can look into the document for a clue on how to name the image i'm saving. (For example, the image may have a string of digits or letters that i want to read.)

If i have a lot of images to save, it makes the process several times slower.

So thanks anybody for a clue on how to change this behavior.