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The book was brilliant, assuming you like SF, and was so much more than was in the film. Much greater development of the characters and their relationships. I have moved on in my reading interests since then but may well go back to it some time.
I agree the book was brilliant, but I found that the further I went into the sequels, the worse they became, to the extent that I never finished God Emperor of Dune. I never saw the movie, and probably won't bother with the new one, although I did enjoy hearing Pink Floyd again.
Of all the things one can use to weight one browser vs another...one thing I liked about IE is that you had a trivially easy way to always, consistently, get it to prompt you where to download files (Save As rather than Save).
I'm avoiding Chrome, and I'm no fan of FireFox. So I'm trying to get used to Edge (or as some call it, now that it's using Chromium, "Chredge").
However, like Chrome, when you download a file, the download starts immediately, defaulting to your Downloads folder. Which you can change...but that's to permanently change your downloads folder.
But very often I want to tell a browser to download a specific file into a specific folder, and Save As worked great for those "one-off" situations. But Chredge insists on downloading everything into the one designated folder, without prompting you. Or, every once in a while, I do get a Save As prompt, but it's very inconsistent. I honestly have no idea what triggers it (why at times it comes up, and at others, it doesn't).
There's a right-click option, Save Link As, which works for links that are pointing directly to the resource to download (it triggers a standard Save As dialog box, which is what I want). But if the download is implemented through button or an image that triggers some script that eventually gets you to the download, then the best that might happen is a prompt to save an HTML page, and not the actual file.
If I haven't discovered it yet by now, then I can't imagine it's there and I've just missed it. Thoughts? A custom policy maybe? The one-liner question is: I want an option for the browser to always prompt me where to save a given download.
And if your suggestion is to move the file out of the Downloads folder and into the target folder after it's done, then you're missing the point.
What this tells me is that, if they went through the trouble of "re-introducing" the feature...then I can't possibly be the only one to find the current behavior annoying.
Looking forward to it. I really liked the Save vs Save As options to be there instead of the current one-size-fits-all solution. Because conversely, sometimes I do want to be prompted where to save it, and at other times, I just want it to use the default. It makes sense to me to make both options readily available for each download.
This is a consistent pattern in all of Microsoft's applications that have the ability to save files. For example, I can never tell where Outlook will default to saving an attachment. It's never the same folder twice. The other Office applications exhibit the same behavior. Most of their non-Office apps insist on using the Documents folder, even if you've already saved something in a different folder in the same session.
You have to take into consideration that we're not normal. Normal people just do things with their computer as-is. If they download something, they expect it to be in their Download folder. If they save a picture, they expect it to be in their Pictures folder. If the browser asks them where to store a downloaded file or picture, it will just confuse and annoy them.
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I still maintain to this day that Windows needs "regular" vs "expert" user modes. I reverse pretty much every single checkbox that controls what Windows Explorer shows by default. I understand MS wants to hide things from users to keep things simple. I want to see everything, because IMO hiding anything at all is a security risk (starting with file extensions - and we all know why).
But then, I do understand that "expert mode" for Windows already exists...and it's called Linux.
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