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How do I disable the new download notification?

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I save a lot of images from certain sites, and prior to me finally installing the latest update because your stupid system notifies me every few hours of an update and I dismiss 20 times a day for weeks on in.... I found that this latest update ruined firefox even further because now every single time I download an image, it pops the stupid download list on top of everything till I click somewhere instead of silently downloading like it used to do. I found no options at all for disabling this new terrible feature that you for some reason forced on us against our will yet again.

I save a lot of images from certain sites, and prior to me finally installing the latest update because your stupid system notifies me every few hours of an update and I dismiss 20 times a day for weeks on in.... I found that this latest update ruined firefox even further because now every single time I download an image, it pops the stupid download list on top of everything till I click somewhere instead of silently downloading like it used to do. I found no options at all for disabling this new terrible feature that you for some reason forced on us against our will yet again.

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In Firefox 97 and 98+ there have been changes to the download panel.

You can set this pref to false on the about:config page to prevent opening the download panel on each download.

  • browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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In Firefox 97 and 98+ there have been changes to the download panel.

You can set this pref to false on the about:config page to prevent opening the download panel on each download.

  • browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel = false

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

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Thank you, I will change that since Mozilla are incapable of adding UI based settings for anything anymore, and choose to make Firefox worse with every update thus proving that updates are a bad thing and people should be disabling them. I'm sick of having to go to about:config for every tiny little thing they change.

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I am very tempted to disable updates. Each revision of Firefox seems to be worst than the one before it.

We just want a web browser that works.

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Mozilla appears to be deliberately trying to destroy their own product. They don't care what the users want, they don't even know what their users want. I don't think Mozilla's team even participates in the support areas, or in any portion of the community at all. They just have these volunteers who handle everything so they can freely ignore everyone and do whatever they want with their product.