This is a strange problem and I can't find any info on it. I'm using chromium-browser on Ubuntu 16.04. Whenever I download a file, no matter what type of file it's meant to be, chromium wants to save it as .bin. It doesn't even show what the original extension was supposed to be.

  • Are you using KDE? – kralyk Nov 13 '17 at 21:45
  • The same happens to me with Vivaldi, Chrome in KDE Neon. – david.perez Jan 9 '18 at 7:54

I quickly found the answer. Silly thing I didn't notice. You have to uncheck automatic file type selection...

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  • even after unselected i have it :/ – Dawid Drozd Aug 7 '17 at 21:07
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    Yeah but after doing that, you can at least select the proper file extension when you go to download a file. It will still default to .bin but the dropdown also contains the correct one. I don't know how to make it default to the correct one. – xendi Sep 16 '17 at 1:30

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