04-08-2019 09:58 AM
04-08-2019 09:58 AM
When opening files from websites, display the Open/Save As UI just like the old Edge instead of downloading the files like Google Chrome.
Liked the old Temporary Files folder that IE/Edge managed instead of cluttering my downloads folder.
04-09-2019 09:49 AM
Yup agree too, although I am not sure if there is an option to enable that or not in chrome @CodeDJ
04-09-2019 11:21 AM
@Abdelhak Smara Chrome never supported it - people have asked for it over the years but they didn't think it was necessary. Hopefully MS will bring best of both. They are only using Chromium the rendering engine. I assume the download manager is their own code or can be.
04-09-2019 11:27 AM
@CodeDJ In Settings -> Downloads, there is an option to ask where to save every file when downloading, is this not what you are talking about?
04-09-2019 11:29 AM
Nevermind, I think I answered it myself after thinking about it, you are asking for the "Open" option that appears so that you can open the file without having to pick a place to save it permanently.
04-09-2019 11:34 AM
@Aaron44126 Yes. Also, IE and Old Edge download those files to a temporary folder and clean it up automatically on a schedule (I think).
04-09-2019 01:27 PM
@Aaron44126 Thanks for the tip about downloads setting. It helps me with my biggest gripe with downloads. Having the open and run menu like before would still be even more useful.
04-09-2019 01:47 PM
04-09-2019 01:52 PM - edited 04-09-2019 01:53 PM
@CodeDJ I am not a UI or UX designer by any means but I had a crack at imagining what the download pop-up would look like on new Edge. Thoughts and Opinions are always welcome!
04-09-2019 02:35 PM
@Cameron_Bush looks good. The overall feature of having a bar like that and the download happening in a temp folder (not cluttering my downloads folder) is what is required.
04-09-2019 02:40 PM
@Cameron_Bush This is great. I they would implement something like this then it would be awesome. Great design.
04-10-2019 06:50 AM
@CodeDJ Also note, in Windows Storage Sense settings (Settings -> System -> Storage -> "Change how we free up space...") there is an option to clean files out of the "Downloads" folder automatically if they have been there longer than a set number of days.
04-11-2019 04:28 AM
The actual behaviour of the save dialog is really weird, with the "legacy" Edge you can easly choose to save to default location or select a custom location, with the new Edge you are always prompted for a location or never prompted (and save to the default).
Also when the download ends with the "legacy" Edge you have the three options (run, open folder, show download) Immediately available instead of having to click on the ellipsis (the 3 dot) button and choose show folder, which is the thing that i do the most.
04-11-2019 06:55 AM
This download behavior isn't really strange at all, it is exactly as Chrome/Chromium behaves. Hopefully, Microsoft enhances the download experience over the next few months before this browser is properly released to be in more line with what IE/Edge users are used to.
04-11-2019 07:20 AM
I know, and that's the point (and the problem): the download experience of the new Edge, at this time, is exactly as in Chrome/Chromium.
I hope that Microsoft will implement a download experience more in line with the current Edge experience, and I know and understand that this requiere some time to be implemented.
But with my comment I only want to put out some others regressions that we found and give feedback to Microsoft about these, given some use cases and provide more context so to enable Microsoft to understand why we would like that these issues be addressed by Microsoft in the near future and plan how to address these issues
I also want to see this function again: Klick a file to download = Open, Save, Save as.
Especially direct opening of a download is very important.