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how do I default downloads to the desktop

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How to I send dowloads to the decktop?

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Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings

  • Save files to:

If selected, Firefox will automatically save all downloads to the specified folder (such as the desktop or your downloads folder). To change which folder is used, click Browse....

  • Always ask me where to save files:

If selected, Firefox will ask you to select a folder for every download you wish to save.

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I'm having very different problem: while I set folders in settings quite allright .... it's what happens when said folder is not available (external disk detached): Firefox defaults to Downloads folder then .... So my question is: How do I change that default folder to say Desktop, so that next time when explicitly set target is not available it'll default to a folder of my choosing?

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I finally found the answer. Click on Firefox on the upper left of your screen. Then choose Preferences. There will be a selection there to indicate where you want your downloads to be saved. I use the desktop because that way when you are finished with them you will not have them cluttering up your hard drive. You can always save them to a folder later.