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Firefox Doesn't Ask Where To Save Downloads

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Removed by OP

Modified by KenB67

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You should never just download an EXE and run it without scanning it first for problems. Trusted sites are okay, but others . . . . . . . .

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Additional System Details

Application

  • Firefox 50.0.2
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; WOW64; rv:50.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/50.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/50.0.2/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • 1-Click YouTube Video Downloader 2.4.1 (YoutubeDownloader@PeterOlayev.com)
  • Adblock Plus 2.8.2 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Application Update Service Helper 1.0 (aushelper@mozilla.org)
  • Enable Bookmark All Tabs 1.0.1-signed.1-signed (bmat@orinx.com)
  • Fullscreen Maps 1.3.2 (jid1-I1AHb505ZWPehw@jetpack)
  • Greasemonkey 3.9 ({e4a8a97b-f2ed-450b-b12d-ee082ba24781})
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.5 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • New Tab Homepage 0.5.2 ({66E978CD-981F-47DF-AC42-E3CF417C1467})
  • New Tabs at the End 1.0.1-signed.1-signed (new-tabs-at-end@forerunnerdesigns.com)
  • NoScript 2.9.5.2 ({73a6fe31-595d-460b-a920-fcc0f8843232})
  • Pocket 1.0.5 (firefox@getpocket.com)
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  • Status-4-Evar 2016.10.11.01 (status4evar@caligonstudios.com)
  • Theme Font & Size Changer 50.0 ({f69e22c7-bc50-414a-9269-0f5c344cd94c})
  • Web Compat 1.0 (webcompat@mozilla.org)
  • YouTube™ Flash-HTML5 0.1.3 (jid1-o2qEVrZ4t5FJWu@jetpack)
  • YouTube™ HD Plus 1.5.0 (jid1-wkCmfgboni3B1Q@jetpack)
  • Logitech SetPoint 6.5 ({F003DA68-8256-4b37-A6C4-350FA04494DF}) (Inactive)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x1401
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvd3dumx,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvwgf2umx,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvwgf2umx,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvwgf2umx C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvd3dum,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvwgf2um,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvwgf2um,C:\WINDOWS\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispiwu.inf_amd64_9ff5ab165faead52\nvwgf2um
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  • adapterRAM: 4096
  • adapterRAM2:
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  • adapterSubsysID2:
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  • adapterVendorID2:
  • crashGuards: []
  • currentAudioBackend: wasapi
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 10.0.14393.351
  • driverDate: 8-1-2016
  • driverDate2:
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  • driverVersion2:
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  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
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  • webgl2Renderer: (no info)
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  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
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Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4271 solutions 59919 answers

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?

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?

Question owner

Well ... I removed the OP because I think I've got it as sorted as I can. Although the OP is gone it did say I tried safe mode.

I ended up hosing everything Mozilla and starting out fresh ... all AppData and Program files ... gone (saved my bookmarks though).

On 50.0.2 I noticed that when FF Options is set to "always ask me where to save files" ... that there are actually 2 different popups used to save a file. For .exe files the option is just "Save" ... for files that are not .exe the options are "Open" and "Save" ... and that's the one I'm used to seeing ... the other one was throwing me for a loop.

After thinkin' about it ... makes no sense to open an exe without saving it ... could be dangerous too ... so the 2 different popups make sense. I prolly got all caught up in my underwear and couldn't figure out what was going on so I thought something was wrong. I'm reinstalling Windows 10 and all my programs ... of which number around 200 ... most music production, virtual instrument and recording programs. Getting punchy as hell spending long ours getting the work done.

Thanks anyhow!

Ken

Well ... I removed the OP because I think I've got it as sorted as I can. Although the OP is gone it did say I tried safe mode. I ended up hosing everything Mozilla and starting out fresh ... all AppData and Program files ... gone (saved my bookmarks though). On 50.0.2 I noticed that when FF Options is set to "always ask me where to save files" ... that there are actually 2 different popups used to save a file. For .exe files the option is just "Save" ... for files that are not .exe the options are "Open" and "Save" ... and that's the one I'm used to seeing ... the other one was throwing me for a loop. After thinkin' about it ... makes no sense to open an exe without saving it ... could be dangerous too ... so the 2 different popups make sense. I prolly got all caught up in my underwear and couldn't figure out what was going on so I thought something was wrong. I'm reinstalling Windows 10 and all my programs ... of which number around 200 ... most music production, virtual instrument and recording programs. Getting punchy as hell spending long ours getting the work done. Thanks anyhow! Ken
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4271 solutions 59919 answers

Chosen Solution

You should never just download an EXE and run it without scanning it first for problems. Trusted sites are okay, but others . . . . . . . .

You should never just download an EXE and run it without scanning it first for problems. Trusted sites are okay, but others . . . . . . . .