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I can't save the setting for dowloads to go to the specified folder (such as the desktop). It restores to default when I close Forefox.

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I can't save the setting for downloads to go to the specified folder (such as the desktop). It works once but it restores to default next time I open Firefox.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

I can't save the setting for downloads to go to the specified folder (such as the desktop). It works once but it restores to default next time I open Firefox. == This happened == Every time Firefox opened

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Morbus 135 solutions 2340 answers

Hello Luciano.

You may be having a problem with some extension or plugin that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?

Hello Luciano. You may be having a problem with some extension or plugin that is hindering your Firefox's normal behavior. Have you tried disabling all add-ons (just to check), to see if Firefox goes back to normal?
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Make sure that you not run Firefox in Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history mode. In Private Browsing mode some menu items are disabled (grayed) and some features like visited links and others are disabled and not working. You are in Private Browsing mode if you see "Tools > Stop Private Browsing". See Private Browsing - Use Firefox without saving history and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Issues_related_to_Private_Browsing

See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved and How to fix preferences that won't save

Make sure that you not run Firefox in [[Private Browsing]] mode. In Private Browsing mode some menu items are disabled (grayed) and some features like visited links and others are disabled and not working. You are in Private Browsing mode if you see "Tools > Stop Private Browsing". See [[Private Browsing]] and http://kb.mozillazine.org/Issues_related_to_Private_Browsing See also http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved and [[Preferences are not saved]]