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Annoying downloadbutton popup

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Hello,

Since the last firefox update to version 97.0b3 a new "effect" appeared, which is truly annoying. Whenever I download something, the downloadbutton message pops up, and I don't know how to get rid of this. Could you please tell me how to change the settings to prevent this from happening?

15 january 2022

Thanks in advance, Alicia

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This could be related to the new download panel.

  • 1733587 - [meta] Let browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel pref ride the train to release
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That could be a message from an add-on download manager. Check its settings.

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This could be related to the new download panel.

  • 1733587 - [meta] Let browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel pref ride the train to release

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Okay, I know a bit more now. After first disabling all my add-ons, the 'problem' remained, so it's not due to those. Then I tried to revert back to an earlier firefox release, to no avail either. Then I read the topic about the "Changes to the Firefox download flow", and now I know that what I considered an 'annoying popup' is actually the 'downloads panel'. Apparently my 'problem' is a side-effect of a new feature, but still very annoying to me.

Setting "browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel" to 'false' indeed solves my problem, but that happens to turn off the entire new download flow feature. A separate option to only prevent the panel from showing up might be a future 'improvement'.

Thanx guys!

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Dunno if this addition is still relevant, but now I found the setting "browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel" which - if set to 'false' - is the right solution to prevent the downloads panel from showing up at every download. I put the setting "browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel" back to 'true', so I can have the benefit of the new download flow feature.

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