The following problem emerged after the previous software update was installed.

When I try to save something from the internet on a browser, I get a window in which I can browse my file system to choose where I save it. However, the save button is missing. As a result, I am unable to save anything from my browser. I've tried using Google Chrome, Chromium, and Firefox and have the same issue with all of them. I've currently just chosen the browser option of automatically saving things to the Downloads folder, rather than open up the window in which I can browse my files. However, I am often unable to save automatically and the file browser window shows up, in which case I cannot save. This has become very inconvenient so it's impossible for me to download some things from the browser. Any help would be appreciated.

Here is the screenshot of it. I tried to save some archive. Notice that the save button not showing.

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  • You mention the Google browsers and Firefox, have you tried this in epiphany?
    – pretz
    Jul 27, 2017 at 18:58
  • Well in Epiphany, all my downloads automatically go into the Downloads folder, so I can download whatever I want using Epiphany. However, I much prefer using Google Chrome or Firefox and the inability to choose where I save things while downloading is really inconvenient.
    – Amy
    Aug 1, 2017 at 15:02
  • I am facing the same issue now. I've updated the post.
    – NayabSD
    Aug 11, 2017 at 5:38
  • Same problem here! The Save and Cancel buttons are missing. Later edit: Installed Tweaks... elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/6828/… ... and now i got the buttons. Strange because I made no changes with tweaks.
    – redbaron
    Aug 13, 2017 at 7:31
  • Are you using default theme or did you change anything? I'm asking because I had the same issue one week ago, when customizing my theme.
    – Eric G
    Aug 13, 2017 at 13:09

1 Answer 1


Okay, so I solved the problem. I needed to install and build elementary-tweaks as per the instructions found in the following link: https://github.com/elementary-tweaks/elementary-tweaks

Then I went into the System Settings application, and Tweaks was listed under the Personal category. I went into Tweaks and under the Appearance setting, I switched on "Show Gnome menu".

This fixed the problem! Hope this works for you all.

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