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Old 03-08-2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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assignig downloads from browser to a specific file instead of to disc

when I save a download to disc the download disappears to an oddly named hard-to-find cache file . How do I Send it direct to home/documents or Home/downloads e.g.???

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Which browser are you using?
Old 03-08-2009, 06:05 AM   #3
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If you are using Firefox or Iceweasel (Debian's firefox) click Edit > Preferences the menu that comes up press the Main tab, there is a section for Downloads. You can pick "Save files to" or "Always ask me where to save files" then close the window. The next time you download a file it will either go to the directory you specified or will ask you where to put it.
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my browser is seamonkey. The options for downloads are slightly different from Firefox but enable posting to a specified file which suits me. pity it does not have the always ask option. Stupid me should have looked properly at preferences THANKS !!!!!!!
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