Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#1421 closed Bug (invalid)

torrent file default storage location changed to ~/Desktop in past week or so

Reported by: spaznode Owned by: livings124
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Mac Client Version: 1.34+
Severity: Normal Keywords:


Build 1.34 (7027) on Darwin <compname> 9.5.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.0

I've been building Transmission from trunk for a few months now and noticed in the past week or so that any new torrents I start downloading automatically place the .torrent file on my ~/Desktop while still honoring my actual download location for the files within the torrent. (Ie if downloading "Shiny Bubble Baubles" I'll get a "Shiny Bubble Baubles.torrent" file on ~/Desktop and a "Shiny Bubble Baubles" directory correctly created in ~/Downloads/torrents. )

What used to happen - and what would be preferred - is if it either allows me to choose the default location to store .torrent files when I start downloading a new torrent or well....I think it should just let me choose that period. I have all other default directory locations in the preferences window set to my downloads area already and can't find any configuration option to change the default storage of the .torrent files.

Needless to say, I'd rather not have my desktop littered with "Shiny Bubble Baubles" or whatever other sick and demented items I may choose to entertain myself with for all to see and laugh at.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The client never allowed you to specify a torrent file location, and the location of the torrent file is not something that the client will be managing.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by spaznode

Ok, so if the client isn't managing the torrent file location - who is? Even if it never allowed me to specify the location - it did just happen to put the file in the location where the rest of my torrent data is stored. (which was/is specified btw, even if through another parameter)

Or, is there an obvious way to prevent this that I haven't picked up on? Seems kind of naughty as far as usability design stuff goes, if you guys care about that. (which I assume you do as the UI feels pretty nice otherwise)

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by livings124

The torrent file is saved internally in application support, but that is all hidden away. As always, once you open a torrent file, that torrent file remains where it is and can be used however you want (as long as you don't have it set to trash it). The whole point is once you open a torrent file, you're done with it - it's not needed anymore. That is a big part of the usability design.

I don't know why you think it was automatically moved somewhere, unless you have a third-party app moving it...

comment:4 Changed 13 years ago by spaznode

Ah, thanks for the clarification. I think I see the issue now.

Though I have firefox set up to ask me where to save every file it still had the setting I had previously used stored which was to save files to the downloads folder in question.

Also have transmission set as the default app association for all .torrent file links.

Stupid user error I guess. Sorry for the confusion on my end and any disparaging remarks I may have made about UX stuff.

I'm not saying it's Transmission's problem, but thinking about it more there still seems to me to be some kind of disconnect in the work flow. If I've setup firefox to always ask where to save files then who is it that ends up deciding where to save the file when I tell it to open the file with a particular application?

Bah...Not your problem I guess. Firefox must decide to write it to whatever location makes sense in the case of opening-with-a-program in order to be able to pass the path to the file to the app being opened.

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