** Changed in: webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)
Assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon) => Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen)
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Save image/file doesn’t actually download the file on desktop
Status in webbrowser-app package in Ubuntu:
With recent versions of webbrowser-app (starting from
0.23+15.10.20150827.3-0ubuntu1), there are now contextual actions to
save an image or a file. On mobile devices this feeds the URL to the
download manager, which handles the actual download.
On desktop, the ubuntu download manager is currently not available, so
this defaults to calling Qt.openUrlExternally(request.url) (see
As a consequence, the file/image is opened/download in the default
The browser should explicitly depend on the ubuntu download manager,
and use it to download files on desktop as well.
As a prerequisite, ubuntu-download-manager needs to be included in
main (see bug #1488425).
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