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Can't choose destination for downloads in firefox preferences; nothing downloads.


iMac OSX 10.6.8 Whenever I try to download an app, although a window appears to save 'binary file' nothing downloads. The Firefox preferences doesn't give the option of choosing a location to save downloaded files, even when clicking 'browse.'

Chosen solution

upgrade your browser to Firefox 8 and check

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Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

since I bought computer

Installed Plug-ins

  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Gecko default plugin
  • LogMeIn remote control components
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • iPhoto6
  • Office Live Update v1.0
  • Juniper Networks Safari Extensions
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100316 Firefox/3.6.2

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Swarnava Sengupta 482 solutions 3134 answers

Chosen Solution

upgrade your browser to Firefox 8 and check

Modified by Swarnava Sengupta

Question owner

Upgrade to firefox 8 seems to have fixed the download problem thanks