Bernhard Bauer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Draft – Last modified 07/16/2010
• Reduce download clutter
• Download and extract archive files (or run installers, etc.) without storing both the archive and the extracted files on disk
• Store downloads in a download list that's logically separate from the files on disk and from which they can be opened, permanently saved to disk, or removed.
• Downloads are not removed from the download list/shelf, they are closed (using the same metaphor as closing a document in an editor)
• When removing a download that has not been saved, also delete the file on disk (but warn the user beforehand, similar to closing an untitled document without saving first)
• Separate list for incognito session with different rules and which is closed when closing the incognito session
• When the browser crashes, even downloads from incognito mode stay on disk and can be recovered, but the browser can also delete them (preferably asking the user first, something like "It looks like you have a temporarily downloaded file, would you like me to delete it?")
• Filter rules
• Different behavior based on file type:
• Automatically open certain file types
• Saving behavior:
• Always save
• Warn before closing an unsaved file
• Warn before closing an unsaved and unopened file
• Automatically close files?
• Different behavior for incognito mode (turn off auto-save)?
• Default to the current behavior (Save all files, open certain files)
• Each download has its own folder (also helps w/ security issues)
• When closing/saving a download, move all files inside the folder to the downloads folder (so extracted files are also moved)
• Add "unsaved" indicator to download item
• Add "Close" button to download item
• Add "Save" to context menu (maybe directly to the download item?)
• When closing an unsaved download, pop up dialog "You have an unsaved download. Do you want to save it?" -- "Save", "Don't Save", "Cancel" and "Remember my choice for this type of file"
• Add code path to delete downloads
• Opens them from the download list and prints them
• Closes the incognito window, which closes all downloads
• User is asked to save unsaved downloads, otherwise they are automatically deleted