Downloads improvements

  • Apart all discussions about Opera 12-style vs new WebKit era.... I would say ONE THING (three, really...) about the old Opera features that I loved. All of them about downloads.

    1. When you donwload from a site a long series of files... you don't need a panel sequence (each panel representing a single download). You need a GRID! Just like in Opera old style, which was GREAT. A grid! is what you need.
    2. When you SAVE a file, for instance, a JPG... you "save", I mean, you right-click on the file and save it... this is NOT a download... and old Opera was acting like that, not listing the saved file in the download list. Correct! It was great!
    3. The old "right-click" feature: "Save in the download folder" was GREAT too. And it was saving not the thumbnail, but the linked file. GREAT! And now it's lost.

    Opera ideas about downloads were excellent! Consider put them back.
    Franco

    1. When you SAVE a file, for instance, a JPG... you "save", I mean, you right-click on the file and save it... this is NOT a download... and old Opera was acting like that, not listing the saved file in the download list. Correct! It was great!

    Correct, fully agree. I'd add to this list one more thing - in old times, when you decided that your browser should ask you where to save your files, it also let you to OPEN it. File was then downloaded to default temp directory and removed from it e.g. when you closed the browser. Now I must download all files, for example all PDF's which I want to read but then get rid of them... But no, they must land in my download directory with other files which I want keep...

    O tempera, o mores... Times of primitive simplicity...

    1. When you SAVE a file, for instance, a JPG... you "save", I mean, you right-click on the file and save it... this is NOT a download... and old Opera was acting like that, not listing the saved file in the download list. Correct! It was great!

    I totally agree, this really annoys me too. I'm saving a file (i.e. an image) that has already been downloaded and displayed on my screen, so it's not really a new download. So why does it go in the download queue?

  • Maybe this extension can help you out.

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