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I am trying to download firefox4 and I getbinary file save or cancel. Where is the open or save box?

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The open box for download says this is a binary file(???) DO you want to save or cancel? I click on save (my only choice or cancel) and nothing happens..Shouldn't I get a box that says do you want to open from here or save this file? Anytime I download something there is always a choice to either open file or save file Why am I seeing binary file and what does that have to do with downloading the new fire fox 4?

The open box for download says this is a binary file(???) DO you want to save or cancel? I click on save (my only choice or cancel) and nothing happens..Shouldn't I get a box that says do you want to open from here or save this file? Anytime I download something there is always a choice to either open file or save file Why am I seeing binary file and what does that have to do with downloading the new fire fox 4?

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Every time Firefox alerts me to download or update the new firefox 4

Installed Plug-ins

  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer DLL
  • Coupons, Inc. Coupon Printer Plugin
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.0.1
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  • GEPlugin
  • Picasa plugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.17) Gecko/20110420 Firefox/3.6.17

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Helper7677 165 solutions 1653 answers

If you have checked/chosen Options > General > "Save files to:", then your files will be saved to the location indicated there. If you want to choose the location for saving files individually, then you should choose Options > General > "Always ask me where to save files". See:




You need to update the following:

  • Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers (version 1.6.0_25 is available and can be downloaded but can not be updated through the manual update yet)
  1. Check your plugin versions on either of the following links':
  2. 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 and information" or "Download Manual installers" 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
    • Download Manual installers.
  3. Update the Java plugin to the latest version.
If you have checked/chosen Options > General > "Save files to:", then your files will be saved to the location indicated there. If you want to choose the location for saving files individually, then you should choose Options > General > "Always ask me where to save files". See: *http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Options%20window%20-%20General%20panel <br /> -------------------------- <br /> '''You need to update the following:''' *Shockwave Flash 10.0 r42 *Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers (version 1.6.0_25 is available and can be downloaded but can not be updated through the manual update yet) #'''''Check your plugin versions''''' on either of the following links': #*http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ #*https://www-trunk.stage.mozilla.com/en-US/plugincheck/ #*'''Note: plugin check page does not have information on all plugin versions''' #*There are plugin specific testing links available from this page: #**http://kb.mozillazine.org/Testing_plugins #'''Update the [[Managing the Flash plugin|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 and information'''" or "'''Download Manual installers'''" 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 #*'''Download Manual installers'''. #**http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/191/tn_19166.html#main_ManualInstaller #**Note separate links for: #***Plugin for Firefox and most other browsers #***ActiveX for IE #'''Update the [[Java]] plugin''' to the latest version. #*Download site: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html (Java Platform: Download JRE) #**'''''Be sure to <u>un-check the Yahoo Toolbar</u> option during the install if you do not want it installed. #*Also see "Manual Update" in this article to update from the Java Control Panel in Windows Control Panel: http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Using+the+Java+plugin+with+Firefox#Updates #* Removing old versions (if needed): http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/remove_olderversions.xml #* Remove multiple Java Console extensions (if needed): http://kb.mozillazine.org/Firefox_:_FAQs_:_Install_Java#Multiple_Java_Console_extensions #*Java Test: http://www.java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

Modified by Helper7677