Opera 30 file download "save as" option is missing or doesn't work

  • When downloading computer drivers from HP site, there is no option to rename downloaded file.

    1. When clicking to link download immediately starts
    2. When clicking to link with right mouse button an choosing "Save as" a html save is suggested.

    Using MSIE11 there is no problem to choose "save as" and rename file before downloading.

    Opera 30.0.1835.125 and Windows 8.1

    Any suggestion how to fix Opera instead using MSIE11?
    Thanks

    1. Thats intended behavior. Currently you have to download it and then rename it in Windows. Sorry.

    2. Thats HP's anti-leaching protection. They don't directly link their downloads but use obfuscation to prevent automated downloading of their files.

  • Thanks for comments.

    Actually Opera is very uncomfortable then. Downloading 10-15 driver files, 3-4 at a time, doesn't leave much time to trace what is what, as file numbers doesn't describe a content.

    Max points here to MSIE11 and Opera zero points.

    For power user there is no choice - using MSIE I can complete task in 1/3 time and without paper and pencil 🙂

    PS. most sites use same download obfuscation ... not only HP.

  • Max points here to MSIE11 and Opera zero points.

    Thats like saying a car thats a deathtrap and gets 3 MPG wins over a Prius because the chicks dig it more. Yeah, it might do better in one area but you have to look at the total package.

    PS. most sites use same download obfuscation ... not only HP.

    Right, and if you tried to right click and save as in any website that uses the same system as HP, regardless of the web browser you use, you'd end up with an HTML file (or another web format) and not the real download itself.

  • I have been using Opera near 10 years.
    But latest incarnation are over my understanding.
    Being able to save file under name which makes sense is essential.
    Even MS accepts this, not speaking of Mozilla and Chrome, why not Opera?

    Another cucumber is Opera favourites - I'm not able to save URL to any Bookmark/Favourites subfolder - usually new bookmark just lands in unsorted area. There is not any functional browse under hear icon, right of address bar.

    It looks like new Opera interface is designed a la Windows 8, to be something it isn't for healthy mind.

    After near 10 years with Opera I can still play around for a while hoping to understand what is going one but not forever.

  • Being able to save file under name which makes sense is essential.

    And this is possible in Opera Blink since a long time.

  • I'll take a look at Blink later .... just now struggling with new Opera again.
    When trying to copy to clipboard text from manufacturer's site which also is a link, Opera fails and opens the link.
    MSIE11 is capable to provide both - when clicking to text opens link and when dragging over text it's selected and can be copied to clipboard.
    It's not to blame Opera,just a real life example, how I must switch to MSIE to complete the task.

    And even worse - earlier Opera right mouse click menu offered option "open with MSIE" is now missing and I have to copy address manually. 😞 😞 😞

  • Opera 30 is Blink. Blink is the renderer it uses.

    Enjoy MSIE will you can. Its dead as soon as you switch to Windows 10.

  • Off topic, but AFAIK Internet Explorer is still included with Windows 10, it's just hidden, and the new Edge browser becomes the default.
    I assume you can still use IE if you want to though.
    🙂

  • AFAIK Internet Explorer is still included with Windows 10

    Yes, it is. And even Edge has an option to open a page in IE.

  • Thanks for your comments.
    After MSIE there are also Mozilla and Chrome.

    Question is of most common action where Opera 30 has failed:

    Download a file and "save as" with name which makes sense

    After 10 years usage, I still like Opera browser but only half minded would use Opera download function as it is implemented now.

    PS.
    Actually my posting purpose was to get instructions how to change Opera settings to fix it.

  • Actually my posting purpose was to get instructions how to change Opera settings to fix it.

    Settings > Downloads > Check "Ask where to save each file before downloading"

  • only half minded would use Opera download function as it is implemented now.

    This is how all major browsers work by default nowadays. And i would say that 9 out of 10 will not have any problems with it as most files will have a proper name originally.

  • Thanks. Somehow I searched but missed this simple selection.

    But I totally disagree - perhaps only 50% downloaded file names can make any sense at the moment when downloading but already a week later there is a puzzle ... but rest names doesn't make any sense.

    Luckily there still is "save as" to avoid this.
    Thanks

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