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Web browser with temp downloads

By St1ckM4n
Jul 3, 2013
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  1. It would be good to get a list of browsers with temporary download location. I'll start off:

    • IE8,9
    • Opera 12
    • Safari
     
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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    As far as I know they all have a temp download location, that is unless there are browsers that do not support downloading files.
     
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,475   +624

    The above listed browsers have the ability to 'Run' or 'Save' files. Chrome, Opera15, etc, they only 'download'.

    This way, the browser can clean its temp files with the in-built tools. Also allows to have a neat folder structure in Downloads directory, not just a steaming pile of trash.
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    Ahh, thanks for the clarity.
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    So it is better to have the ability to Run?
     
  6. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,475   +624


    Using Chrome:
    I open up 213234 email attachments, or Java downloader, or anything. It all goes straight to Downloads folder by default, unless I check a box to say "ask before downloading". If this is ticked, it asks me where to shove stuff. I gotta open stuff myself.

    Using IE, Opera12, etc:
    When I click on email attachments, I can either Save or Run. Save - this prompts me where to save. Run automatically downloads the file into set directory (users/tmp, or a subdirectory in program files.. you get the idea) and automatically opens the file with no input from me. My Downloads directory or wherever I choose remains neat and tidy. My 'cache' of temp downloads is a mess, but I don't care because CCleaner and browser inbuilt 'clear cookies, cache, etc' setting removes this for me.




    tl;dr - it's not personal taste, it's basic functionality.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,469   +327

    No, it is better to have the choice :)
     
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  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,058   +918

    I always liked that run feature in IE. But ever since I got Chrome (about 5 years ago), I have been liking the save function more and more.
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,242   +1,549

    I save most downloads, but there are times I choose run instead. Even when choosing run, the app normally can still be found later within the browser default download location.
     
  10. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,475   +624

    Yup, it's about choice.
     


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