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[Fwd: Re: [opensuse] Changing users temp folder]
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 01:22:36 +1100
  • Message-id: <4597C7AC.305@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [opensuse] Changing users temp folder
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 01:08:58 +1100
From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: OpenSuSE-en <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

Carlos E. R. wrote:
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The Sunday 2006-12-31 at 18:12 +1100, Basil Chupin wrote:

However, while browsing if you do see a pdf file and decide to view it then
you would need to have first set the *file associations* in both Firefox and
konqueror (as far as I can tell). Have you looked at this setting in FF
(Edit/Preferences/Content/File Types)? Or in konqueror (Settings/Configure
Konqueror/File Associations)?

In FF if you try and, say, view a pdf file for the first time and the pdf has
not yet been dealt with in File Types then FF will ask you what you want to do
with this (new) pdf file- there is a menu which appears giving you options.
Again, here you have control over the fate of this pdf document.

Not exactly, not completely. When you click on a pdf file or any other file type the browser (which ever browser) knows how to handle, it offers to open or download it. If you choose open (or if have set the browser to always open, don't ask), before opening it, it will be downloaded somewhere, and the browser (mozillla, for instance) does not ask where that temporary download will go; what I have seen is that it goes to a random named file somewhere under /tmp.

In Firefox - which is the, or one of the, browsers under discussion the
default place where files are downloaded to if nothing is deliberately
set is the Desktop. Check it out for yourself.

If you do NOT have any file associations set in FF and you come across a
pdf file *for the first time* and click on it, FF will give you a menu
where you have a choice of what to do with that pdf file. If you simply
choose to download it then FF will do this:

- if you have set a download directory for *any* downloads
(Edit/Preferences/Downloads) then this pdf file - which WILL have a
specific name, and not a random name as you mention above - will be
downloaded into the set download directory;

- if you do NOT have a set download directory then FF will download the
file to the default destination which is Desktop.

The OP is asking how to change that destination to be somewhere under his home folder instead.

All one has to do is set the damn destination in Preferences in FF! :-) .


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