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Opened files no longer going to temp folder
It used to be that when I clicked a MPEG Audio file link I would get a prompt that asked if I wanted to save or open. When I chose open the media would play in my media player from the temp folder and then get deleted later on automatically. Now however when I select open the file gets placed in my downloads folder and then plays. I have to go manually delete these files if I don't want them on my hard drive. I've already gone into Troubleshooting Information, Profile Folder, to delete the handlers.json file to hopefully get it to reset but it still doesn't send opened files to the temp folder. Any other ideas?
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Mozilla believes it has improved the "download flow". Can you do what you want if you use right-click instead of left-click? Can you copy the link and paste it into your media player or otherwise use the media player to open it?
Mozilla believes it has improved the "download flow". Can you do what you want if you use right-click instead of left-click? Can you copy the link and paste it into your media player or otherwise use the media player to open it? https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/98.0/releasenotes/
So they removed the feature essentially?
No unfortunately right clicking doesn't really do the same thing for audio like this like you would a image.
Modified by Thesmiler63
This article summarizes the changes made to download behavior in Firefox 98: How file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98 and above
If you don't find an answer there you can look through these questions tagged v-98download for possible solutions or workarounds; for example, see this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370494 Firefox saves file when "Open with" is selected.