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I am unable to download any files in firefox (.zip, .doc, .tar.gz, .pdf, .otf, .bin, etc)

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I am unable to open nor download any files apart from images and html. pdf.js won't work either.

Chosen solution

Please update to Firefox 18.0.1, then reset Firefox Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems

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  • Shockwave Flash 11.2 r202
  • This plugin provides integration with Gnome Shell for live extension enabling and disabling. It can be used only by extensions.gnome.org
  • The Totem 3.4.3 plugin handles video and audio streams.
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  • This plug-in detects the presence of iTunes when opening iTunes Store URLs in a web page with Firefox.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0

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Tyler Downer
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Chosen Solution

Please update to Firefox 18.0.1, then reset Firefox Reset Firefox – easily fix most problems

Helpful Reply

Thanks, I just needed to update (not to reset).