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saving pdf using ctrl+s opens many instance of save dialogue box.

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I am using Mozilla Firefox, ver. 102.0.1, 46 bit, snap for Ubuntu 22.04. I have two issues with saving files in Mozilla.

First, when I try to save a pdf using the CTRL+S key, it open multiple (~100) instances of save dialogue box. Initially I thought my computer got freezed, since pressing the save key didn't had any effect. I tried to move it using the CTRL+SPACE key -> Move option, and then I realized there are many such save dialogue box are open. How to rectify its behavior?

Second, it downloads the file only in system created folder (e.g. ~\Download, ~\Document, ~\Pictures, etc) and not other user created folders (e.g ~\Dropbox, etc.). The dialogue box for saving file closes without giving any warning/error message. When I check the file it is not downloaded (in user created folders). Can there be any permission issue?

I have already reinstalled the Mozilla once!

I am using Mozilla Firefox, ver. 102.0.1, 46 bit, snap for Ubuntu 22.04. I have two issues with saving files in Mozilla. First, when I try to save a pdf using the CTRL+S key, it open multiple (~100) instances of save dialogue box. Initially I thought my computer got freezed, since pressing the save key didn't had any effect. I tried to move it using the CTRL+SPACE key -> Move option, and then I realized there are many such save dialogue box are open. How to rectify its behavior? Second, it downloads the file only in system created folder (e.g. ~\Download, ~\Document, ~\Pictures, etc) and not other user created folders (e.g ~\Dropbox, etc.). The dialogue box for saving file closes without giving any warning/error message. When I check the file it is not downloaded (in user created folders). Can there be any permission issue? I have already reinstalled the Mozilla once!

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Did you possibly set an automatic download action for this content-type (file extension) ?

You get tabs opening endlessly if you select Firefox as the application to handle a file when you get an "Open with" dialog.

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Thanks for the quick reply. The solution is helpful in the sense the it stops the problem of opening multiple dialogue box.

I am still open for a solution which allow following functionalities. 1) The PDF shall be open directly in a new tab. With above suggested setting every PDF I open is first downloaded and I end up having a lot of unnecessary files in my download folder. 2) Asking for the location before downloading the PDF (obviously).

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Do you have selected "Open in Firefox" for all PDF types ?

You can give this pref change on the about:config page a try to whether that saves the file to the temp folder.

  • about:config => browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir = true

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. If you get the warning page, you can click the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button.

Modified by cor-el

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