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contextual menu changes
Authored by: anoved on Apr 19, '05 06:43:26PM

This isn't entirely on-topic, but I need an outlet for this observation -

Am I correct in finding that 1.3 changed Safari's "Download Linked File As..." contextual menu option that let you save linked files to a location of your choice to a "Download Linked File" option that saves them to the desktop (or whatever your default location is)?

The same sort of change has taken place with images - I believe you used to be able to "Save Image As...", but now you can only "Save Image to Desktop".

I suspect this has/will be justified as simplifying the user experience, but I find it restrictive. I think it makes sense for files that are auto-downloaded (zip, sit, etc) to be saved to this default location, but a contextual menu option seems like something oriented towards more savvy users who might want to save files to specific places.

Oh well! Just thought I'd mention these to see if anyone else has noticed this and found it limiting.



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answering myself
Authored by: anoved on Apr 19, '05 06:47:19PM

Well, I complained too soon. I just visited the "Surfin Safari" blog where I found that you can hold down Option when right clicking to get the traditional "save as..." download options.

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org/hyatt/archives/2005_04.html#007980



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