[tbb-bugs] #18587 [Tor Browser]: "Download an external file type" doesn't work as expected

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#18587: "Download an external file type" doesn't work as expected
     Reporter:  cypherpunks  |      Owner:  tbb-team
         Type:  defect       |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium       |  Milestone:
    Component:  Tor Browser  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal       |   Keywords:
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 I clicked a pdf file in hardened tor browser (a6--I don't see it in
 "versions") and got a popup warning of the dangers of downloaded files.
 OK. I clicked "Automatically download files from now on" and "download"
 and the very next screen asked me whether to open or download. I already
 told it to always download! And that's what I want, and I can click
 another "always" button there to fix it for pdfs, but now I have to do
 that for every file type I see (the preferences have no way to set
 download as default). Worse, "open" is the default and I consider that

 Either the text needs to be changed to match the real behavior (in that
 case please add some option to bypass the open/download dailog) or the
 "always download" box should do what it says. In any case I don't think
 "open" should be the default on the next screen.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18587>
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