Since a couple days ago, my Firefox (latest version as of now, 95.0.2) stopped downloading any files. The "Download" / "Save as" dialog never appears. Whenever I click an… (read more)
Since a couple days ago, my Firefox (latest version as of now, 95.0.2) stopped downloading any files. The "Download" / "Save as" dialog never appears. Whenever I click any direct link on any website, something flashes on the current page (probably the input focus moving or resetting), but otherwise nothing happens. I have then discovered the files with random names and .part extension are created in the Temp folder, and they eventually do download - the files are complete, archives pass integrity tests etc. But there is no download progress indication, no entries in "Downloads" etc.
This is on Windows 10 x64.
I have not done anything since the last time it worked (which was about 4 days ago). Maybe FF was updated, not sure, but I'm absolutely certain I have not installed any new plugins or changed any FF settings. Maybe there was a silent plugin update?..
1. My download folder is not the default, it's D:/Downloads. I have verified there are no problems with this folder, and I have re-selected it in the FF settings. No change.
2. "Restart with add-ons disabled" - downloading works!
3. I then did a normal restart and disabled every single add-on. Then restarted again. Downloading does not work!
I have then double-checked that I disabled every addon visible in the settings - add-ons.
So it is something that works in the "no addons" mode, but disabling addons in the normal mode does not fix it. What could it be??
Thanks for any advice! I thought I've seen many odd bugs in different software (have many written many myself, too), but this is a new low.