Automatically open files after download?



  • is it possible to set Vivaldi to open files after download? I do this a lot and its annoying to have to keep clicking the file in the sidebar then having to close the sidebar afterwards, if it was just a few times a day I woudnt be bothered, but I do this a lot



  • If you choose Open the file should save to your default download folder (if it didn't change since I discovered this…)



  • @snadge What have you checked in Settings, Downloads?



  • @potmeklecbohdan - I'm trying to get certain files (not all) to OPEN/RUN automatically after downloading...but there is no option for this and I can see many users have requested this feature for years but it hasn't been implemented

    @Pesala - see below:-
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  • when you uncheck save files to default location without asking you get a window for each download and can decide to download or download & run.
    but this decision doesn't get saved. you have to click and decide each time.



  • @snadge I suggest leaving only the last option enabled.



  • @Pesala said in Automatically open files after download?:

    @snadge I suggest leaving only the last option enabled.

    I love the fact that I can have the download panel open. I can see it download, and immediately do what I need to do with it, whether open, or go to file location. Everything is big and in my face. Then a click on the download panel icon, and it closes. Perfect.



  • @steveshank said:

    I love the fact that I can have the download panel open

    Each to his own, but: @snadge said:

    it's annoying to have to keep clicking the file in the sidebar then having to close the sidebar afterwards

    With the suggested method, the Panel never opens, and one has three choices:

    1. Open the file directly
    2. Save the file to the default download location
    3. Save as to save the file elsewhere


  • i will try the OPEN option, I suppose I would rather click OK than have to mess with the sidebar etc...

    I DO hope this feature gets implemented soon, I love this browser

    thanks guys



  • This has been broken (at least for me) for ages. The dialog asks me what I want to do, I click open, it still saves it and forces me to click the notification, then click it in the folder to get it to open. No changes of settings have any effect.



  • @jaxtraw said in Automatically open files after download?:

    This has been broken (at least for me) for ages. The dialog asks me what I want to do, I click open, it still saves it and forces me to click the notification, then click it in the folder to get it to open. No changes of settings have any effect.

    this isnt a fix but is almost, remove all the ticks leaving the last one in DOWNLOADS
    then when you download the file you want to open choose the option OPEN in the save window...this downloads the file into your download folder and opens the default app with the file...such as a torrent... its much better, so all you have to do after clicking download is click OPEN only...thats it! no open sidebars or having to click on downloaded files... utorrent opens and uses the file

    first: (edit: actually, uncheck them all, that last one is not needed)

    alt text

    then when you download it runs like this:

    WEBSITE
    alt text

    VIVALDI
    alt text

    PROGRAM THAT DOWNLOAD IS USED WITH
    alt text

    bobs yer uncle

    it means that the only difference between what your after and what your having to do is one click and that is OPEN.. not such a task now



  • @snadge So I unticked everything and now it just downloads without showing a notification, which is if anything worse. I can't get automatic open and I can't get a working "save as".

    It stopped working several updates ago and assumed it would be fixed, but not so far.


  • Moderator

    @jaxtraw It works here. Appears the breakage is local to you. Have you tried refreshing your profile?


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