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when internet was still young, file downloads were slow, brittle and ate up precious disk space. So we had Save Dialogs™ in our browsers.

It’s not the case anymore. I always want to save files today because there are literally no downsides. It’s easier to save-by-default and delete-if-undesired than answering that popup every damn time.

My second wish is that browsers would open files immediately after download. This is especially useful for archives: if I download an archive, there’s _literally_ no other next action than to unpack it. Why not automate?

The only browser I know of that does both is Safari on macOS. Did they patented this or something? Seems so easy to implement.