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please bring back show-save-file-dialog-on-risky-download

  • back in earlier versions opera didnt annoy us all the time with asking for a save file dialog for the exe files but just asked whether to DL this file or not and just save it to the preset DL folder. and even when the save dialog was introduced there was a nifty setting to throw that thing back into oblivion where it belongs.

    opera://flags/#show-save-file-dialog-on-risky-download

    please bring back this setting It's REALLY annoying having that save file dialog.

    and it gets even worse when you include cases like this:
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/23497/download-folder-is-ignored

  • sorry for pushing this but I have a question. is there any reason why this was removed in the first place?

  • @my1xt Like any flag, it was an experiment. And the experimentation period has ended.

  • but the way it works now is totally ugly, it saves the files somewhere were you last used that save dialog on instead of the folder you have preset for DLs, which is crazy. the other 2 big non-MS browsers (FF and chrome), and even IE, which had been doing this for half an eternity are doing it like that as well. they ask whether to save or not and dont pop up something that defaults to the last location where you for example saved a picture in.

    also hadnt been this even standard behavior for a long time?

  • @my1xt Non-executable files should be saved on the folder specified on settings page if you don't have the option to ask for the download folder every time.
    Executable files will trigger the save as dialog for you to choose where to save it. In this case, last used folder will be remembered by Windows.

    Also remember that the folder you choose on settings is for when you right click on a link and select 'save link content as'.

  • @leocg said in please bring back show-save-file-dialog-on-risky-download:

    Executable files will trigger the save as dialog for you to choose where to save it. In this case, last used folder will be remembered by Windows.

    and THIS is the problem, which wasnt there when this flag was still there (or even earlier, default)

  • @my1xt This is related to security, so I don't think they will change anything. But who knows?

  • so why is it more secure to have it open a save dialog in comparison to just ask download or not download

    this is how it looks with the flag set to no but prompt on risky downloads on active

    0_1523895686312_Screenshot (129).png