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Today when I click to download a PDF, the window that lets me choose save or open does not come up and I don't get the file.

Today when I click to download a PDF, the window that lets me choose save or open does not come up and I don't get the file.

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I see it's something you have purposely changed in how downloads are done. It's a big pain.

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Yes, it is. Do you want to open the files or save them to a different location?

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I want to open the files. I don't want to save them most the time. So now I have go go back and delete them.

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The only real fix I found was to if you don't have bookmarks or specific saves on Firefox is to go back to 97.0.2-this version was the last version that did as what your asking about. Firefox 98 broke all that configuration but never told users that it would do that. I reverted back to 97.0.2 and Regedit blocked updates until they fix this issue.

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Version 98 changed our Settings under Applications on the General page. I think I had to change every one of mine back to what I want. There are ways to change the download destination, one of which is in the link below (note: remove the blank space). I do not believe Mozilla will reverse any of its changes so if you go back to a previous version you will be stuck with it. I have also linked a thread with a temporary workaround.

https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/98.0/releasenotes/ https://www.reddit. com/r/firefox/comments/trnirr/a_work_around_for_open_with_option_for_downloads/ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370494

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