Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#1406 closed Enhancement (fixed)

need tr_getDefaultDownloadDir() for consistency between apps

Reported by: charles Owned by: charles
Priority: Normal Milestone: 1.50
Component: Transmission Version: 1.34
Severity: Normal Keywords:


Right now the cli and daemon clients use getcwd() to determine where to download torrents. This has confused several users and is more arbitrary than having a good default shared between the clients.

Both the Mac and GTK+ clients default to $HOME/Downloads/ so that is probably what we should use. I'm not sure what the correct win32 default would be.

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comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Owner set to charles
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Changed 13 years ago by charles

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by spry

On win32 it's also usual way to create a default location at %MyDocuments?%/My downloads/ or something similar. But, on other hand, it's bad way for system, to store large files on system disk, on other hand, many _users_ do not bother about that..

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by charles

in that patch, the win32 deafault would be a "Downloads" directory on the desktop, I think. I suspect that follows the principle of least surprise, since most users would expect the downloads to show up somewhere in their desktop.

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by charles

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

added in r7113

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