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Firefox automatically saves downloads, but I want it to ask me first whether to save it or open it.


I changed a setting somewhere and now Firefox automatically saves every thing, but sometimes I want it to go ahead and open it, to save myself the step. I don't see that option in preferences.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 10.2 r152
  • Simplifies the uploading of photo files.
  • DivX Web Player version
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • iPhoto6
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • Simple plug-in that handles Citrix connection files
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 4.0.51204.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Coupons Inc., Coupon Printing FireFox Plugin
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • LogMeIn remote control components


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; rv:2.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/4.0.1

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