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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 3:34 pm

I seem to recall there being buttons on the downloads progress "Finished" window that allowed for opening the window, running the file, etc. I'm not sure when they disappeared. Is this by design?
Seems rather odd and difficult to use to me. Now there is some kind of dropdown when you click on the name? I don't get this.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 4:29 pm

Have you got some kind of custom download manager or something? All I have is the context menu and the menubar and it's been that way as long as I can remember (I've used SM since version 2.20 or so).
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 4:52 pm

I'm not talking about the Download Manager... I'm talking about the Download Progress box. I don't think it appears for downloading images... it does appear for installations. Try downloading an EXE file to see what I mean.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 5:04 pm

And it appears I'm not going crazy, it did used to have those buttons (at least a very long time ago).... near the bottom here:
https://wiki.mozilla.org/CFA/Download_M ... t-Research

I don't know how I've missed this for so long... apparently it was changed during the SM 2.0 uplift.
http://home.kairo.at/blog/2009-04/downl ... alogs_ewww

I guess I've been thinking about the Firefox DL popups.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 5:21 pm

patrickjdempsey wrote:I'm not talking about the Download Manager... I'm talking about the Download Progress box.

I don't think it shows up at all in default configuration. I've never seen that, and I didn't even know it existed. Cool!
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 5:26 pm

Maybe it shows up because of Private Browsing. Hmm.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 5:38 pm

OK, so it only appears if you use browser.privatebrowsing.autostart because in PBM the Downloads Manager always remains blank. I'm assuming there's also a pref to force it, but I haven't seen it.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 5:50 pm

Ah, found it.
SeaMonkey Preferences > Browser > Downloads > When starting a download: Open a progress dialog

Looks like there are a couple of dropdowns... the one with the file name contains what you're looking for I think. The other one (the "From ..." one) is about things you can do re: the download link/source.
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Post Posted May 21st, 2015, 6:06 pm

Yeah, it's not a very friendly UI. Especially when you are installing a bunch of software. I'll probably add some buttons to it in SeaFox... 2KB for my personal sanity is worth it.
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Post Posted May 23rd, 2015, 2:58 pm

Yes, the user friendly UI is gone. It was then changed to the modern-mobile-trendy style of let's-hide-all-options-under-tiny-icons-and-invisible-hotspots-so-you-can-have-fun-hunting-for-the-hidden-treasure!
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Post Posted May 24th, 2015, 1:40 am

As I recall, there was a significant bit of fuss about it at the time. I'm pretty sure there was an extended thread here arguing about the changes, but am completely incapable of finding it.

I still maintain it was a mistake for the dialog to be redesigned by someone who didn't use it and didn't understand why someone WOULD use it. The people that DO want that dialog are stuck with something that doesn't behave even remotely the way it's "supposed to" because of it.

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Post Posted May 26th, 2015, 5:11 pm

As an experiment, I created a small extension that adds the buttons to the bottom of the progress dialog. It doesn't change any of the other features, just adds the buttons... making it more like the similar dialog in IE and other browsers.

chrome.manifest
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content   extensionname  chrome/content/
overlay   chrome://communicator/content/downloads/progressDialog.xul  chrome://extensionname/content/progressDialog.xul


progressDialog.xul
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE window SYSTEM "chrome://communicator/locale/downloads/progressDialog.dtd">

<overlay id="downloadsOverlay"
    xmlns="http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul">
   
<window id="dlProgressWindow">
      <hbox flex="1">
          <spacer flex="2"/>
          <button id="dl-open" label="&cmd.open.label;" command="cmd_open" default="true"/>
          <button id="dl-show" label="&cmd.show.label;" command="cmd_show"/>
          <button id="dl-cancel" label="&cmd.cancel.tooltip;" command="cmd_cancel"/>
      </hbox>
</window>
</overlay>


sample:
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b15/p ... g~original

As it's such a tiny change I will likely bundle this into SeaFox next go around.
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Post Posted May 27th, 2015, 8:39 am

(What a HORRID place photobucket has become.)
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Post Posted May 27th, 2015, 2:02 pm

Yeah... I'm bummed because I have 15 years worth of images posted there. :(
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Post Posted May 28th, 2015, 4:46 am

Yeah. Photobucket's terrible, and I too have a big pile of stuff I'd like to move, but as there's no provision for bulk-export, it'd have to be one... file... at... a.... time...


That said, that chrome file edit is seriously hot.

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