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Atte Kemppilä

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Why was Save File to created?

The main reason Save File to was created is the GTK's save dialog that Firefox uses in Linux. It's just painful to use if you want to save a lot files. I wanted an easier and quicker way to save files to a folder of my choice.

There already were a couple save-files-from-context-menu extensions at the time, namely FavLoc and Save Image/Link in Folder. They were close, but not quite what I wanted.

So in the spring 2007, I tried to write my first Firefox extension and found it surprisingly easy. I borrowed cascading menu idea from KDE, tried to make it work in Firefox and the result can be seen in Save File to.

What's next for Save File to

The plan for version 3.0 is to implement the #1 requested feature:

issue 1 - option to overwrite file instead of just append (#)

About the Developer

Developer Information
Name Atte Kemppilä
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User since May 1, 2007
Number of add-ons developed 5 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Rated 4 out of 5 stars