Portable Palemoon download directory

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Portable Palemoon download directory

Unread post by blued » 2014-01-23, 12:04

Hi. Just moved to Palemoon after using Firefox for years. I'm using the portable version.

Have searched for the issue of the download directory defaulting to Palemoon/Downloads and can understand that on portable devices that should be the logical download location. But most of my usage of portable PM is on my regular desktop (90%), and on USB when I need to be on the move (10%).

I want to specify a permanent DL location on my PC (F:\Downloads) where all my downloads also go to from other apps, download managers, etc. Have seen that the answer to this is to comment out the downloads line in the ini file ( ;browser.download.lastDir=$Download$|\\" ) and save it as "user.ini". But this doesnt hold, it reverts to Palemoon/ Downloads in my Program files directory which I would prefer it not to. Have also used FF portable for years and this was never an issue, it sticks to where you want the DL location to be.

Is there any way to get portable PM to stick to the user specified DL directory?

Thanks!

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Re: Portable Palemoon download directory

Unread post by Moonchild » 2014-01-23, 13:40

It needs a little addendum. A little further down in the .ini:

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;(download)
browser.download.useDownloadDir=false
browser.download.manager.retention=1
comment out these two lines as well, so it doesn't automatically reset to the default, and will remember the settings as set in options.
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Re: Portable Palemoon download directory

Unread post by blued » 2014-01-23, 20:23

Thanks! Oddly though it didnt work, still reverted to Palemoon\Downloads. But I fiddled around with one entry and this worked:

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browser.download.lastDir=$Download$|\\"

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 browser.download.lastDir=$F:\Downloads$|\\"
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Re: Portable Palemoon download directory

Unread post by Moonchild » 2014-01-23, 20:27

Strange, it should work just fine. I'll have another look at the .ini selection routine to see if I made a mistake there and it somehow doesn't make a proper selection for user.ini.
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