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"Do this automatically for files like this from now on" does not work

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I am using Firefox 90.0.2 on a Dell laptop. When I run a report from the software Workday, and choose to download it, the "What should Firefox do with this file" always comes up, despite the fact that I have the "Do this automatically for files like this from now on" option box checked. I also have gone to the place in Settings where you identify what application to open with different file types. I have identified Excel for Microsoft Excel Worksheets, and Adobe Acrobat for .pdf files.

It is very annoying that the box comes up every time. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you!

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"Do this automatically for files like this from now on" is not connected to a specific file extension, but is about the action for a specific MIME (content) type and only works properly if the server sends this file with a valid MIME type for this file extension.

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