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is there a way to get ubuntu / nautilus ask for where to store a file when downloading instead of automatically placing it in the download folder.

a similar question was asked here but without an answer. How to change default download location to an SD card?

this is more a general question than a specific situation, but as example:

while browsing (google chrome) i decided to download asustor adm 3.0 beta and would like to place this directly on the nas. Instead of downloading it to the download folder and then relocate it.

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    How and what do you download? – Pilot6 Aug 17 '17 at 21:48
  • any simple download.. so nothing to do with any download manager or torrents. – Matthieu Kints van Aug 17 '17 at 21:49
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    What do you call "any simple download"? Is it download in a browser? Which browser? How is nautilus related? – Pilot6 Aug 17 '17 at 21:50
  • Your edit didn't make things clearer. Are you downloading in Firefox? – Pilot6 Aug 17 '17 at 21:53
  • yes done in browser (chrome), how nautilus is related.. maybe it isn't at all. just assumed it was (my bad) .. i added an example in the question. i will modify it again with the browser info. – Matthieu Kints van Aug 17 '17 at 21:55
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In Google Chrome you can set to always ask for a download location.

Go to Chrome settings and check this option.

  • Super!! exactly what i needed.. I never would've guessed it was browser related though. My bad, in hind sight i should've figured this myself. Still, many thanks! – Matthieu Kints van Aug 17 '17 at 22:00
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    It is browser related because you download in a browser. – Pilot6 Aug 17 '17 at 22:01
  • Nautilus can download too? oke,, i understand that thaking that in consideration my question was indeed badly stated.. i will revice it again. when and why would one download via nautilus though? – Matthieu Kints van Aug 17 '17 at 22:03
  • You can download using different software. You can do it in CLI, or other apps. – Pilot6 Aug 17 '17 at 22:04
  • yeah i figured the cli part.. and ofcourse other apps. As said, i should've figured it had nothing to do with nautilus / ubuntu.. decided to leave the question as it is now. otherwise the asnwers will become confusing to other people reading this. – Matthieu Kints van Aug 17 '17 at 22:07

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