Option to not Append (n) when Saving Duplicate Files - Ask to Overwrite Instead



  • This one goes back to chrome, but I'd love to see it changed on Vivaldi. The current behavior when you go to save a file and a file with the same name already exists in the first folder you open is to append (x) [e.g (1), (2), etc.] after the name. This means that if you don't closely watch what you are doing, you can save duplicates very easily without intending to. Interestingly, if you move to another folder where the file exists, you'll get the 'Do you want to overwrite prompt', so this isn't consistent.

    I'd like to see an option that would allow us to change this behavior so that we always get the 'do you want to overwrite' prompt instead of arbitrarily changing the filename.



  • Can't upvote this enough!



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  • For what I can gather, this is a problem as old as time, that many just had to learn to live with. I'd love to see it as a feature, since I stumble upon the same file many many times, and more often than accidentally, it's precisely to replace the old file with an updated version (like installers).



  • I trypically do not want to download a file twice, especially not to the same location. This is just annoying.
    In my opinion, a name with " (1)"etc. also is pretty ugly.

    It should either be clear from the downloads dialog that there already is a file with the proposed name in the download location, or alternatively, there should be the option to have an additional dialogue when saving a file with a name that is there already. The simple renaming on "save" just litters my device.


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