Option to omit the crdownload extension for certain file types



  • Re: Feature requests for Vivaldi 1.14

    Hello,
    currently all files which are in the progress of downloading have the extension crdownload.
    In some older topic I found this explanation:

    "IcePanther 7 months ago
    There is also a valid reason to add a suffix or change the file extension while downloading, precisely to prevent users from opening a partially downloaded file. Apart from audio, video, and some progressive image formats, files (noticeably binaries/executable files) often (most of the time, in fact) need to be complete to work.

    If the browser used the final filename directly, it would have to somehow prevent the user from accessing said file while the download is not finished. While this is possible while the browser is active (it can then lock the file), imagine the download has failed and the browser is closed : now the user cannot know the download was only partial, and will wonder why his installer/application/whatever fails, because there is nothing preventing them from opening it (a process cannot keep file locks when it's terminated).

    So there is a valid use case, to prevent most/non-technical users from opening incomplete or failed downloads."

    This may be true for some users, but maybe the "technical users" could get an option to configure NOT to get the crdownload extension for videos, sound files or similar files which can be opened/played even when they are not complete.

    Thanks.



  • Wo sollte das denn hin? Und wieso hier in englischer Sprache?



  • @gwen-dragon
    Tut mir leid, daß der Beitrag hier gelandet ist.

    Ich hatte versucht, ihn bei den "feature requests" zu posten, aber da hatte ich nicht die erfordelichen Rechte. Und danach habe ich dann offensichtlich ein falsches Forum ausgesucht, in dem der Beitrag dann gelandet ist.
    Wie kann man denn die Rechte für "feature requests" beantragen?



  • @iwmo said in Option to omit the crdownload extension for certain file types:

    Wie kann man denn die Rechte für "feature requests" beantragen?

    Gar nicht.

    Warum willst du bitte im Request Thread diskutieren?

    Wie man einen Feature Request sinvollerweise macht, kann ich dir gern sagen:

    How to make a feature request for Vivaldi
    If you think your problem can be solved by a missing feature, please add one post for single request at https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/48/features-requests in the corresponding thread for the browser version.
    Add one line in bold as a short title for the feature and 2-3 lines to describe the wanted feature.
    Do not discuss features, bugs or support issues in the thread. If you need to do please open a new thread in the other forums at Vivaldi. If you want to ask or tell a user something, please contact him by chat.

    Moderators may remove off-topic.



  • @gwen-dragon

    Hallo gwen-dragon,

    vielen Dank für Deine schnelle Antwort und die Erläuterung, wie ich was machen muß.

    Tut mir leid, in solchen Dingen (und besonders hier im Vivaldi-Forum) bin ich nicht sehr geübt.

    Schönen Tag noch!



  • @iwmo said in Option to omit the crdownload extension for certain file types:

    Tut mir leid, in solchen Dingen (und besonders hier im Vivaldi-Forum) bin ich nicht sehr geübt.

    Ist nicht schlimm. Ich war nur sehr verwundert was du bezwecken wolltest. Deswegen meine Nachfrage.

    Bitte einfach Fragen bei Unsicherheit. Und alles kannst du auch nicht wissen.

    Und bist du deinen Featurequest jetzt im richtigen Thread/Forum losgeworden? Oder wolltest du hier erst mal das auf Deutsch diskutieren?


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