Save Items to Pre-defined Folders Added to the Context Menu Items in Firefox

How it would be if you can save online files at your desired location in just a single click? I am sure that it would be amazing to have such a utility. If your browser is Firefox, at present, you must be using the Save As option of its context menu for saving images, pages, and links on the desired portion of your machine’s hard disk. This means that you first have to browse to the required location for saving.

save items to pre-defined folders in firefox

How it would be if you can save online files at your desired location in just a single click? I am sure that it would be amazing to have such a utility. If your browser is Firefox, at present, you must be using the Save As option of its context menu for saving images, pages, and links on the desired portion of your machine’s hard disk. This means that you first have to browse to the required location for saving.

saving link and images in firefox

Therefore, for saving an image, you have to use the Save Image As option; while for storing a link, you need to click the Save Link As option. Further, to save a whole web page, there’s the Save Page As option that saves the page as html to the desired location. In short, you have to pass through the Save dialog box. But tell me frankly; aren’t you tired of browsing to different locations every now and then? Okay, here’s a quick and easy way to do the same task!

What Can Ease Your Saving Task

We all know that Firefox offers an assortment of add-ons for simplifying tasks and improving productivity. So, even for the saving task, it offers the Save File to add-on that allows you to save links, Web pages, and images to the user-defined folders or sub-folders right from the context menu, and that too, without opening the Save As dialog.

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How To Obtain And Set Up The Save File To Add-on

You can download the add-on from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/save-file-to/. Once this is done, you will have to restart Firefox. Now, you can change its simple options and set up your personalized or customized folders.

When you open the Save File to – Options dialog box, you will first see the four category links namely, Common, Page, Link, and Image.

installed save file to addon

The Common category allows you to specify the miscellaneous settings for this add-on such as the number of folders visible per menu. Now, the next three categories that you see actually represent the items that you can save from the Internet.

Just click any of them and you will observe that there will be a default listing of the two folders namely, Desktop and My Documents. This means that these folders will directly appear in the sub-menus of the contextual menu in Firefox.

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In case, you want to add your own folders, you can easily do so by clicking the Add button in any of the categories. For instance, if you want to save pictures in D:\MyPictures, you need to just browse to this folder for adding it in the contextual menu for saving images.

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How To Use The Save File To Add-On

Once you have added your pre-defined folders in the Options dialog, you are now ready to use the add-on. Just open a Web page with an image that you want to download or save on your machine. Now, when you right click it, you will see two options namely, Save Image As (the default one) and Save Image to with a sub menu of the default and user-created folders (if you have added via the Options dialog).

This means that you still have the former default option, which is useful in case you want to save an image using a different extension. Anyways, talking about the new option, you just have to select Save Image to –> Your New Folder –> Save Here for saving the image to a pre-defined location. Similarly, you can save pages and links as well.



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