document path as download target?

Anne Wilson cannewilson at
Fri Jun 26 09:04:13 BST 2009

On Thursday 25 June 2009 23:25:29 James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> Sascha Peilicke wrote:
> > Hi y'all,
> >
> > In the "About Me" KCM several paths can be set and I did as following:
> >
> > Documents path: /home/foo/documents
> > Download path: /home/foo/download
> >
> > Strange is that when I want to save a file (from konq, kmail, etc.) the
> > file dialog shows the documents path by default. Seems like it should
> > point to the download path instead. The question is what's the meaning of
> > the documents path here and how it should be used in general (e.g. used
> > as a saving target for koffice and similar apps) or whether this is a
> > bug.
> What version of KDE-4 are you using.  When asking a question such as
> this, it is a good idea to include that information.
> I tried this in Trunk and it does still select Documents as the default.
> IMO, this is a bug.  The function: "KGlobalSettings::downloadPath" has
> been added to KDELibs::KDEUI and it should be used.

I don't see this as a bug at all.  I certainly don't see attachments to mail 
as in the same class as Internet downloads.  Why do you think they should be 
treated the same?

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