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why does my downloads folder open when I double click in firefox

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Whenever I click a link in my browser lately it opens my download folder. Very time consuming to close it all the time.

Whenever I click a link in my browser lately it opens my download folder. Very time consuming to close it all the time.

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thomas_wilson 2 solutions 38 answers

Hello Bog97th,

I am sorry that his is happening to you. I am afraid I am unaware about this issue, however if you can provide me with a few details I can have a look into this. Please follow the article bellow.

To find the correct solution to your problem, we need some more non-personal information from you. Please do the following:

  1. Use ONE of these methods to open the Firefox Troubleshooting Information page:
    • Click the menu button New Fx Menu , click on help Help-29 and select Troubleshooting Information.
    • Type about:support into the Firefox address bar and press the enter key.
  2. At the top of the Troubleshooting Information page that comes up, you should see a button that says "Copy text to clipboard". Click it.
  3. Now, go back to your forum post, right-click in the reply box and select Paste from the context menu (or else click inside the reply box and press the Ctrl+V keys) to paste all the information you copied into the forum post.

If you need further information about the Troubleshooting information page, please read the article Use the Troubleshooting Information page to help fix Firefox issues.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Hello Bog97th, I am sorry that his is happening to you. I am afraid I am unaware about this issue, however if you can provide me with a few details I can have a look into this. Please follow the article bellow. To find the correct solution to your problem, we need some more non-personal information from you. Please do the following: # Use ONE of these methods to open the Firefox Troubleshooting Information page: #* Click the menu button [[Image:New Fx Menu]], click on help [[Image:Help-29]] and select ''Troubleshooting Information''. #* Type '''about:support''' into the Firefox address bar and press the enter key. # At the top of the Troubleshooting Information page that comes up, you should see a button that says "Copy text to clipboard". Click it. #Now, go back to your forum post, right-click in the reply box and select '''Paste''' from the context menu (or else click inside the reply box and press the Ctrl+V keys) to paste all the information you copied into the forum post. If you need further information about the Troubleshooting information page, please read the article [[Use the Troubleshooting Information page to help fix Firefox issues]]. Thanks in advance for your help!
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4394 solutions 61644 answers

Are you sure these are links and not files? Can you post some of them?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

Are you sure these are links and not files? Can you post some of them? Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?