I have installed telegram snap and files are saving in ~/snap/telegram-desktop, or when i want to send a file, the file browser dialog shows this directory by default which is a bit annoying. Is there any way to disable this sandbox mode and save files in ~/Downloads directory and when display the home folder when trying to send a file?


Telegram has an option to set where downloads go. Open settings and under "Don't ask download path for each file", next to "Download path:" there is a link titled "default folder". Click that.

Chat Settings

In the following popup titled "Choose download path". Select "Custom folder, cleared only manually", then select your /home/user/Downloads folder from the next file selection dialog, then click 'Save'.

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  • Thanks, fixed my problem, but is there a way to avoid sandboxing for snap packages? – Amin Jun 15 '18 at 14:24
  • Not in a way I would recommend – popey Jun 17 '18 at 15:10

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