Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Sep 2010 21:36 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Internet & Networking Now this is a subject sure to cause some discussion among all of you. LifeHacker's Adam Pash is arguing that Chrome has overtaken Firefox as the browser of choice for what he calls 'power users'; polls among LifeHacker's readership indeed seem to confirm just that. He also gives a number of reasons as to why this is the case.
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Still no Open/Run option on file downloads
by mfarmilo on Fri 24th Sep 2010 07:57 UTC
mfarmilo
Member since:
2009-02-28

Title says it all really. I frequently open zip / music / video / various other files. In Chrome, all these have to be saved somewhere, opened and then hunted down afterwards to be deleted. Every other browser gives you the option to save these in a dedicated temp folder and open them from there. Deleting is taken care of by periodically emptying that folder. This is one of the most frequently requested features for Chrome, yet the developers seem as though they can't get their heads around what's being asked for, or why. The annoyance factor of not having this (REALLY annoying) is by far enough to stop me using Chrome until it's fixed.

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molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Title says it all really. I frequently open zip / music / video / various other files. In Chrome, all these have to be saved somewhere, opened and then hunted down afterwards to be deleted. Every other browser gives you the option to save these in a dedicated temp folder and open them from there. Deleting is taken care of by periodically emptying that folder. This is one of the most frequently requested features for Chrome, yet the developers seem as though they can't get their heads around what's being asked for, or why. The annoyance factor of not having this (REALLY annoying) is by far enough to stop me using Chrome until it's fixed.


Options -> Under The Hood -> scrool down a little. You can choose one folder where all downloads go, or you can let Chrome ask you each time where to put the files you're downloading. Just like in Firefox. In your download list you can click on "Show in folder" - so you can find your downloads very easily. On Win7 at least, every single file is handled by the appropriate application. I'm not sure I understand your complaint...

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mfarmilo Member since:
2009-02-28

"Title says it all really. I frequently open zip / music / video / various other files. In Chrome, all these have to be saved somewhere, opened and then hunted down afterwards to be deleted. Every other browser gives you the option to save these in a dedicated temp folder and open them from there. Deleting is taken care of by periodically emptying that folder. This is one of the most frequently requested features for Chrome, yet the developers seem as though they can't get their heads around what's being asked for, or why. The annoyance factor of not having this (REALLY annoying) is by far enough to stop me using Chrome until it's fixed.


Just the sort of reply that's usually given - completely missing the point. Like most people, I deal with LOTS of downloaded files that I'm simply wanting to open and then discard. In Firefox, you click 'Open' instead of 'Save' and it saves the file to its temp folder and opens it immediately. Emptying the temp folder periodically clears up all the trash. Using the method described - sure, I can set it to open the file immediately. But then I have to go looking for it afterwards to delete it (since I only wanted to 'view/open' it after all, not keep it). Very kludgy, and very annoying when every other browser does it for you. I know lots of other people use a feature like this, and hence can't use Chrome regularly because of the lack of it.


Options -> Under The Hood -> scrool down a little. You can choose one folder where all downloads go, or you can let Chrome ask you each time where to put the files you're downloading. Just like in Firefox. In your download list you can click on "Show in folder" - so you can find your downloads very easily. On Win7 at least, every single file is handled by the appropriate application. I'm not sure I understand your complaint...
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Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think his problem is that on the internet, you often find files that you will open only once. Having all of those saved in a folder that you will have to periodically clean up is annoying.

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