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View attachment problem with Yahoo mail in Firefox

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Recently I found that I can no longer view attachment in Yahoo mail without downloading them. Previously I was given an option to view or download. I suspect this is an update issue. Is there a way to correct this to the previous options?

Recently I found that I can no longer view attachment in Yahoo mail without downloading them. Previously I was given an option to view or download. I suspect this is an update issue. Is there a way to correct this to the previous options?

Ausgewählte Lösung

As you noticed, Firefox 98 changed the standard behavior from "ask what to do" (before) to "save file" (now). After the file is saved, it is added to the Downloads list and by default, the Downloads list drops open for one-click access. However, that workflow might not be for everyone.

In many cases, there is a fairly quick fix if you want the old dialog back or if you want a specific program to open the file, so let's check for that possibility:

(1) You can try changing the behavior for the specific file type on the Applications list on the Settings page. This article has the steps:

Manage file types and download actions in Firefox

(2) If the file type you want to manage is not listed there, try this first: open the Downloads list, right-click the file, and choose Always Open Similar Files.

Firefox then should add that file type to the Applications list with a "Use [default application]" action. You can use the steps in the previously mentioned article to change it to an Always Ask action if you prefer that.

(3) If that menu item is missing for these downloads, the site might be misidentifying the file as generic binary content instead of identifying it as a specific type. This is harder to work around.

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Ausgewählte Lösung

As you noticed, Firefox 98 changed the standard behavior from "ask what to do" (before) to "save file" (now). After the file is saved, it is added to the Downloads list and by default, the Downloads list drops open for one-click access. However, that workflow might not be for everyone.

In many cases, there is a fairly quick fix if you want the old dialog back or if you want a specific program to open the file, so let's check for that possibility:

(1) You can try changing the behavior for the specific file type on the Applications list on the Settings page. This article has the steps:

Manage file types and download actions in Firefox

(2) If the file type you want to manage is not listed there, try this first: open the Downloads list, right-click the file, and choose Always Open Similar Files.

Firefox then should add that file type to the Applications list with a "Use [default application]" action. You can use the steps in the previously mentioned article to change it to an Always Ask action if you prefer that.

(3) If that menu item is missing for these downloads, the site might be misidentifying the file as generic binary content instead of identifying it as a specific type. This is harder to work around.