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Firefox 72.0.1 attempts to download a file when I type an address in the search bar

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When I type in an address in the search bar Firefox intermittently serves up a blank page and attempts to download the page as a file. This only seems to happen when I omit typing in www. in an address and doesn't seem to happen when the address is in my recent history and Firefox autocompletes it.

My internet connection is fine and this is not happening in other browsers.

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Check the "Do this automatically" box and click OK.