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How do i disable the download button timer when trying to download files. It takes 5 seconds before the button becomes available and not grayed out and I dont need it to be that long.

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I Know its a setting to help prevent malicious software from downloading But I don't need it. Please tell me how to disable it.

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The window content of that dialog should appear immediately, but there is a counter to set a two second timeout before enabling the OK button (security.dialog_enable_delay).


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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Yes, there is a way to solve this.

Type about:config in your tab and search for

---> browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone

In default that is set as true in boolean, you should set it to false.


Now save the settings and restart firefox.

Modified by Borian

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OK I tried it and now the entire dialog box remains empty and unrendered with just the file name in the top for the 5 seconds; but when the box finally finishes rendering the button is available. still needs fixed.

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The window content of that dialog should appear immediately, but there is a counter to set a two second timeout before enabling the OK button (security.dialog_enable_delay).


Start Firefox in Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance/Themes).

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THANK FIREFOX FOR COR-EL!!! I undid Abyssal's advice and everything went back to the 5 sec delay and then Changed security.dialog_enable_delay from 2000 to 0 and it pops right up! I will Mark his post as helpfull and then do a moz backup so i never need to see this again.