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Level 91.0.1. When starting FF the download history tab opens. This just started happening.

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MasterHarp said

After additional research I discovered there is a "dowwnloads.json" file in the profile folder.

I don't have that file. Maybe it stores downloads that were in progress but haven't been completed, so Firefox resumes them automatically?

You can read the contents of a .json file by dropping it into an open Firefox tab. After a few moments, Firefox displays a structured view of the file's contents. (This assumes you renamed it before the .json file extension.)

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Hey there!

Is it possible to get a screenshot of your problem?

Thank you!

Kind regards,

Bithiah

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After additional research I discovered there is a "dowwnloads.json" file in the profile folder. Renaming this file and this issue doesn't happen. What is this file? It appears if file exist during startup the contents are displayed.

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Well JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) is a data-interchange format.

You can see how to change FF behaviour when opening a file:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file

It should help.

Kind regards,

Bithiah

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MasterHarp said

After additional research I discovered there is a "dowwnloads.json" file in the profile folder.

I don't have that file. Maybe it stores downloads that were in progress but haven't been completed, so Firefox resumes them automatically?

You can read the contents of a .json file by dropping it into an open Firefox tab. After a few moments, Firefox displays a structured view of the file's contents. (This assumes you renamed it before the .json file extension.)

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Hmm, also, make sure it isn't listed as one of your Custom URLs in the home page setting (multiple tabs can open as your home page): How to set the home page.

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