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OpenDownload: Add a run option to the Firefox Download dialog

When you go to download a file from the web using Internet Explorer, you can choose to save the file or run it from its current location (which basically means download the file to a temporary directory to run it without cluttering up your default download directory). But when you go to download the same file using Firefox, you can only save. There's no option to run the file.

is a Firefox add-on that adds a run option. When you select "Run," the file will be downloaded to a temp directory and then launched. 24 hours after the file is downloaded, it will be automatically deleted it.

Aside from keeping your download directory clean, the main benefit of the Run box is that you can now download and run files with a single click instead of two clicks, thus saving you a valuable fraction of a second.

[via CyberNet]

Tags: add-on, downloads, extension, firefox, opendownload