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When saving pictures firefox automatically tries to save them as 'preview' files, instead of .jpg, .png, .gif etc

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This issue is not repeated in other browsers, and was not an issue on my old Toshiba laptop which I switched from a couple weeks ago. This problem has been here since I started using a Mac computer (It's a new mac, up to date with the software etc)

This issue is not repeated in other browsers, and was not an issue on my old Toshiba laptop which I switched from a couple weeks ago. This problem has been here since I started using a Mac computer (It's a new mac, up to date with the software etc)

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

I first started using firefox on my new Mac

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.4 r402
  • Displays Java applet content, or a placeholder if Java is not installed.
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader Plugin 1.0.17
  • 5.1.10411.0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
16.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:16.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/16.0
Profile Folder
Show in Finder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Crash Reports
about:crashes
Memory Use
about:memory
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
2.1.2
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Add to Search Bar
2.0
true
add-to-searchbox@maltekraus.de
Easy YouTube Video Downloader
6.6
true
{c0c9a2c7-2e5c-4447-bc53-97718bc91e1b}
Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus
1.2.3
true
elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
New Tab Tools
3
true
newtabtools@darktrojan.net
Personas
1.6.2
true
personas@christopher.beard
Rikaichan
2.06
true
{0AA9101C-D3C1-4129-A9B7-D778C6A17F82}
Rikaichan Japanese-English Dictionary File
2.01.120729
true
rikaichan-jpen@polarcloud.com
WOT
20120926
true
{a0d7ccb3-214d-498b-b4aa-0e8fda9a7bf7}
Important Modified Preferences
Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.cache.disk.capacity
1048576
browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run
false
browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value
1048576
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
4
browser.search.useDBForOrder
true
browser.startup.homepage
about:home
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20121010144125
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
16.0.1
extensions.lastAppVersion
16.0.1
keyword.URL
http://www.bing.com/search?q=
network.cookie.lifetimePolicy
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
places.database.lastMaintenance
1350078165
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
104858
plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
privacy.sanitize.timeSpan
4
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Vendor ID
0x8086
Device ID
0x 166
WebGL Renderer
Intel Inc. -- Intel HD Graphics 4000 OpenGL Engine -- 2.1 APPLE-8.0.61
GPU Accelerated Windows
1/1 OpenGL
AzureBackend
quartz
JavaScript
Incremental GC
1
Accessibility
Activated
0
Prevent Accessibility
0
Library Versions
Expected minimum version
Version in use
NSPR
4.9.2
4.9.2
NSS
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS Util
3.13.6.0
3.13.6.0
NSS SSL
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
NSS S/MIME
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC
3.13.6.0 Basic ECC

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Try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset all file actions.

Try to delete the mimeTypes.rdf file in the Firefox Profile Folder to reset all file actions. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/mimeTypes.rdf *http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions#Resetting_download_actions

Question owner

That does add a .jpg to the end of the file automatically, but that's not what I was looking for...

That does add a .jpg to the end of the file automatically, but that's not what I was looking for...

Question owner

But It does seem to have solved enough of something that I can make this work. Thanks.

But It does seem to have solved enough of something that I can make this work. Thanks.