Save Page as... not working


#1

When I right click > Save Page as… on most websites, the download is interrupted. At first I thought it was because the file extension was not being added automatically, but even when I add a .html extension manually, the download gets interrupted.
There are a few website where this does seem to work (community.brave.com) being one of them, but even in those occasions, when I open the saved page, it just connects me to the website instead of opening an offline version of the page.
After searching a bit about this issue, I did find a post from December 2016 on github of a user asking for a new feature enabling users to save a page for offline viewing. If this is a feature that Brave does not currently have, can someone please explain what the “Save Page as…” option was actually intended to achieve? Thanks!


#2

Could you please tell what version you are using? You can find the details in about:brave. I see it does save the page and loads the offline page when opened.

Would it be possible to share the links where the save as is not working?


#3

The version is 0.18.29 On microsoft windows x64.
Here’s one example of a page that won’t save: https://www.reddit.com/r/food/comments/6yyowp/homemade_smore_cupcake/
When I right click > Save as… the Windows explorer window gives me Filename: www . reddit . com (there is no spacing, I just added this because the forum won’t let me post more than two links) and Save as type: All files (.)
When I save that on my desktop for example it becomes an MS-DOS application (.com).
I thought I could fix that by adding .html to the filename. That saves the file to the desktop but when I double click to open it, Brave acts like it was loading a webpage from the actual site and crashes.

Another example is http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=549397&page=2143
This will not save at all. Whether or not I add a .html to the filename, the download manager just shows status as “interrupted”.


#4

The issue is logged to provide appropriate file extension for save as. You can track the issue here
https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop/issues/4417


#5

This is a very common issue which you can face. If you are facing any issue related to a saved page then you can coordinate with Geek Squad at any time.