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I don't need help but want you to add a Run option when I am downloading files instead of making me save it first.

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All I want to do is to be able to run downloaded files as a direct option in the download process, not have to save them somewhere first. The saving is often a nuisance and waste of my time.

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  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape
  • Microsoft ActiveX Portability Container Plug-In
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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r85
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.0
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
  • Yahoo Application State Plugin version 1.0.0.7
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  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
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  • DRM Netscape Network Object

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TonyE
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You can do that with the OpenDownload add-on.

Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers

There is a security reason for forcing a Save to the hard drive. Saving to the hard drive first, allows your anti-virus/anti-spyware application an opportunity to examine the file before installation; the run option does not allow your AV/AS application to do that before installation.



The information submitted with your question indicates that you have out of date plugins with known security and stability issues that should be updated. To see the plugins submitted with your question, click "More system details..." to the right of your original question post.

  1. Check your plugin versions: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/
    • Note: plugin check page does not have information on all plugin versions
  2. Update Shockwave for Director
    • NOTE: this is not the same as Shockwave Flash; this installs the Shockwave Player.
    • Use Firefox to download and SAVE the installer to your hard drive from the link in the article below (Desktop is a good place so you can find it).
    • When the download is complete, exit Firefox (File > Exit)
    • locate and double-click in the installer you just downloaded, let the install complete.
    • Restart Firefox and check your plugins again.
    • Download link and more information: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Shockwave+plugin+with+Firefox
  3. Update Adobe Reader (PDF plugin):
    • From within your existing Adobe Reader (if you have it already installed):
      • Open the Adobe Reader program from your Programs list
      • Click Help > Check for Updates
      • Follow the prompts for updating
      • If this method works for you, skip the "Download complete installer" section below and proceed to "After the installation" below
    • Download complete installer (if you do NOT have Adobe Reader installed):
      • Use the links below to avoid getting the troublesome "getplus" Adobe Download Manager and other "extras" you may not want
      • Use Firefox to download and SAVE the installer to your hard drive from the appropriate link below
      • Click "Save to File"; save to your Desktop (so you can find it)
      • After download completes, close Firefox
      • Click the installer you just downloaded and allow the install to continue
        • Note: Vista and Win7 users may need to right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"
      • Download link: ftp://ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/
        • Choose your OS
        • Choose the latest #.x version (example 9.x, for version 9)
        • Choose the highest number version listed
          • NOTE: 10.x is the new Adobe ReaderX (Windows and Mac only as of this posting)
        • Choose your language
        • Download the file
        • Windows: choose the .exe version
      • Also see Download link: http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
    • Also see: https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Adobe+Reader+plugin+with+Firefox (do not use the link on this page for downloading; you may get the troublesome "getplus" Adobe Download Manager (Adobe DLM) and other "extras")
    • After the installation, start Firefox and check your version again.
  4. Update the Flash plugin to the latest version.
    • Download and SAVE to your Desktop so you can find the installer later
    • If you do not have the current version, click on the "Player Download Center" link on the "Download..." page below
    • After download is complete, exit Firefox
    • Click on the installer you just downloaded and install
      • Windows 7 and Vista: may need to right-click the installer and choose "Run as Administrator"
    • Start Firefox and check your version again or test the installation by going back to the download link below
    • Download and information: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
      • Use Firefox to go to the above site to update the Firefox plugin (will also install plugin for most other browsers; except IE)
      • Use IE to go to the above site to update the IE ActiveX
cor-el
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Be careful with running a program directly as that exposes you to security vulnerabilities as your AV software may not be able to scan the file before running.