If you do use Opera you might have noticed that Opera seems to always bring up the save to dialog and you have to browse to the download location even if you downloaded a file of the same type just a minute ago. The line "Remember choice and do not show dialog again" is grayed out and can't be checked as well.
Opera, unlike other browsers, can be configured to have custom download locations for every file type. Go to Tools > Preferences and click on the Advanced tab of the menu that pops up.
Update: Newer versions of the Opera web browser (pre-Opera 15 though) use a different layout. To open the preferences click on the Opera button, then on Settings > Preferences or use the Ctrl-F12 shortcut to open it.
Select Downloads from the left menu, uncheck "Hide File Types opened with Opera" and double-click on the file type that you want to customize or select it and click on the edit button instead. To make this easier you can sort by file extension or use the quick find option at the top to find the file extension this way.
You will notice that the "Show Download Dialog" option is the default action for most file types. To change that you simply check the boxes "Save to disk" and "Do not ask for folder, but save directly to". Click on Choose afterwards to select a location where files of this type should be automatically saved to from now on.
Click ok to save the new settings. Opera will save files of the selected type automatically to the download directory without displaying a dialog first. You can use the configuration instead to configure file extensions to automatically open in a select application which can also be useful at times.
Update 2: Opera 15 or newer will download all files automatically regardless of type. You can set a different download location in the browser's preferences though. To do that, click on the Opera button and select Settings.
Scroll down until the downloads section is displayed to you. Here you can change the default download location. If you want more control over downloads, enable the "ask where to save each file before downloading" option to do just that.Advertisement
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