Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In Windows, when Firefox (I'm currently using 7.0) downloads a file, it appends .PART to the file name of the currently downloading file and just renames it to its original file name after it finishes downloading.

I sometimes like to watch a currently downloading video file, so it will be better if Firefox just downloads the file to its actual filename (like what Opera does), so I can easily double click the incompletely downloaded file and watch it with the video player assigned to that file extension, rather than the awkward 'Right click -> Open With -> Choose Default Program' route with .part files.

Does anyone know how to set Firefox to do this?

share|improve this question
    
It may be possible, but I have never seen that option. –  Mr.Wizard Oct 18 '11 at 21:05
    
@Mr.Wizard Yes. I think there is an about:config setting that I'm missing. –  galacticninja Oct 21 '11 at 10:31

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

It apparently cannot be done with the stock downloader. Quoting a moderator from the major non-official Mozilla forum:

I think that would require a major rewrite of the downloader of firefox. You can try to replace it with another downloader like FlashGet.

However, a user in that thread reports success using this tightly integrated downloader:

http://code.google.com/p/savefileto/

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.