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Why can't I get the "save as" option when I download a file, it automatically saves EVERYTHING to download folder.

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When I download a file, I used to get an option to "save as", instead of just save. If I download a file I like to immediately download it into the appropriate folder on my desktop (not just one folder.) Instead I have to download it, go into the downloads folder and move it. I do a lot of downloading for work and this is just an extra step that I find so annoying. Is there a way to change this, or and "add on" feature to get "save as" as an option? I get this option on Internet Explorer, but I do not like using IE :(

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Click the orange Firefox button, then Options. Under the download section on the General tab, select "Always ask where to save files"

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P.S. Not sure if this is important, but I am using Windows 8 :(

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Click the orange Firefox button, then Options. Under the download section on the General tab, select "Always ask where to save files"

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Thank you so much! You've saved me tons of extra work :) I truly appreciate you taking the time to help me!

Corinna