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PDF on Firefox Android auto download and wont stop downdloading

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Any PDF download through Firefox Android, will not STOP DOWNLOADING after its initiated. Only 'Force Stop' of Firefox app makes it stop. It does continue to use data.

Since all PDFs are automatically downloaded, this is a huge problem. Often a weblink doesnt indicate its for a pdf so Im not able to avoid most downloads.

Unlike Firefox for Desktop/laptop, Firefox for Android doesnt have settings to deal with downloads, to request 'always ask' before a download is initiated.

About:Config hasnt been helpful either. It remains downloading even if i quit firefox.

-I cant stop or cancell download in drop down on cell through download manager.

-Force stopping Download Manager in App settings wont stop download.

-Cutting off mobile data or wifi wont stop download. -Only force stop of Firefox App in phone settings is able to clear download from continuing.

This situation has made it clear, that desktop/laptop Firefox app has several choices in thier settings to mitigate this possibility, such as "Always ask" before downloading.

Why are there no features customising download in Firefox for Android settings?

Are there other ways to get this to stop than repeatedly killing the Firefox Android App in phone app settings?

Why doesnt Firefox for Android show on web page that a link is a PDF?

This problem has existed for many months through last 3 updates.

Samsung Note 8, One UI 1.0, Android 9, SM N950W

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What is the file size of the .pdf that you are trying to download?


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