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options>application options won't change

I find that if I set or change the download options under options>applications to, for example, Always ask for what to do with a .avi download it always comes back with Open with VLC etc. I don't want the .avi to open with anything. I ALWAYS want to be asked where to save it. Resetting Firefox doesn't help nor does deleting mimeTypes.rdf. Using v22 Firefox. With later versions of Firefox in the last few months I am having to change a lot of settings that used to work how I wanted but now I have to hunt for ways to restore previous settings. As an example of this I thought that to change my default home page I should only have to go to Options>General but no, now you have to hunt through several places to find ALL the places that override your personal set choice. At the moment my home page is set to http://www.google etc BUT it defaults to https://www.google. I have found a fix and applied it but it has changed back again after a week or so. I DON'T want my preference (or what Mozilla thinks is my preference) to be set elsewhere OTHER than under Options>General. I am digressing from my initial question above but I suspect that the answer will be similar in that although I see a place to set my preferences under Options>Application they are being ignored and the place to change them will be somewhere else under an impossible to find option. I did have VLC plugin v2.0.6 installed but have now disabled it BUT the file choice box I am complaining about is persisting in asking me if I always want the file opened by VLC 2.0.7. I have set the .av and .mp4 Applications to always Save File or Ask but it won't stick. Where is the reference to VLC 2.0.7 coming from and why ?

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