Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#18587 new defect

"Download an external file type" doesn't work as expected

Reported by: cypherpunks Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability
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I clicked a pdf file in hardened tor browser (a6--I don't see it in "versions") and got a popup warning of the dangers of downloaded files. OK. I clicked "Automatically download files from now on" and "download" and the very next screen asked me whether to open or download. I already told it to always download! And that's what I want, and I can click another "always" button there to fix it for pdfs, but now I have to do that for every file type I see (the preferences have no way to set download as default). Worse, "open" is the default and I consider that dangerous.

Either the text needs to be changed to match the real behavior (in that case please add some option to bypass the open/download dailog) or the "always download" box should do what it says. In any case I don't think "open" should be the default on the next screen.

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comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by gk

Keywords: tbb-usability added

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Also your warning window makes an impression that it appears to prevent downloading, but the downloading is going in the background.

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