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Dialogue to "open" or "save" downloads no longer appearing

Hi, Up until very recently, I've been able to download files without issue. Every time it'd ask "do you want to open or save?". It's no longer doing that, and instead sa… (read more)

Hi,

Up until very recently, I've been able to download files without issue. Every time it'd ask "do you want to open or save?". It's no longer doing that, and instead saves them by default. How do I revert this back to asking what I want to do?

Asked by All Seeing Eyes 1 year ago

Answered by All Seeing Eyes 1 year ago

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changes to file download locations in version 98

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, e… (read more)

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, even if I'm not saving it, is saving a copy of itself onto my desktop. (To be precise, D:\OneDrive\Desktop). And I look at up to 20 files per day, so this is getting pretty annoying.

My regular downloads directory still exists, and that should be where temporary copies of files are being stored prior to my closing or saving them (right?). But it's empty.

Note that under Settings > General > Downloads, the default is set to Always Ask rather than one specific directory. However I believe that is for the "permanent" version of the files, not the temporary version.

How do I get Firefox to revert back to the pre-98 defaults for the temporary versions of files? I was hoping this change was a mistake but I see that 98.01 did not fix it and from the article referenced above, it looks like changes were made deliberately. And the desktop is clearly not a place where temporary files should be being placed.

Thanks.

Asked by Brent 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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All Downloads Fail Immediately

Hey all, I am having a problem where all downloads fail immediately. Doesn't matter what, they all fail. This started about a month ago. I saw someone else changed someth… (read more)

Hey all, I am having a problem where all downloads fail immediately. Doesn't matter what, they all fail. This started about a month ago. I saw someone else changed something in the About:Config (browser.cache.disk.parent_directory), but I don't even see that line in my config. Also, about the time this problem started I cannot print anything (printer stuck in spooling), and I cannot run any built in troubleshooter. Don't know if these are separate issues or if they are related.

Asked by tcoll730 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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lost bookmarks after password reset

Hi, FF crashed yet again this month for no reason at all. And was unable to restart, said I can open a new profile. I tried signing in, but got "wrong password", so I tri… (read more)

Hi, FF crashed yet again this month for no reason at all. And was unable to restart, said I can open a new profile. I tried signing in, but got "wrong password", so I tried reset. After password reset I lost all of my bookmarks, which I stored for 3 years for work. Thanks to this cr*p of a browser I am now unable to work! Can someone help restoring my profile settings and bookmarks or are they gone forever and I need to change a browser I use for work, because this bullsh*t is unacceptable?

Asked by wanda.malyszek 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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Can't get rid of a firefox panel that appears whenever I open volume control settings in windows notifications panel

Hi all Wondering if you can help. Every time I try and turn my volume up or down a box appears (see screenshot) that relates to firefox. I have tried every which way to s… (read more)

Hi all Wondering if you can help. Every time I try and turn my volume up or down a box appears (see screenshot) that relates to firefox. I have tried every which way to stop it happening. If anyone can help with this I'd appreciate it thanks L

Asked by caeciliametella 1 year ago

Answered by TechHorse 1 year ago

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Sign In on a new device

I'm curretnly trying to sign into a new device, but the new device keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. However, it's literally the account that I'm signed in… (read more)

I'm curretnly trying to sign into a new device, but the new device keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. However, it's literally the account that I'm signed into right now, whose credentials I am able to see and verify.

Asked by gilder1993 1 year ago

Answered by Infinity__ 1 year ago

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don't want to save .kmz

I have selected the following settings to no avail: "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download form the web or the applications you use while browsing:" I have s… (read more)

I have selected the following settings to no avail:

"Choose how Firefox handles the files you download form the web or the applications you use while browsing:" I have set every file type to "always ask", yet when I click on a .kmz, it always prompts me to save it when I want to open it with Google Earth instead. I also tried the setting to default to opening with Google Earth, yet it still prompted me to save the file. I have rebooted to try to make this setting kick in and still no luck. Perhaps this is because the option on the Firefox list is .kml, not .kmz? How do I get it to give me a choice or default to opening with Google Earth?

Asked by allisonelizabethshaw 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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How to disable download pop up. It only appeared recently

Recently before the new update I think, when I download something the download icon just turns blue which tells me that the download has finished. But for some time now,… (read more)

Recently before the new update I think, when I download something the download icon just turns blue which tells me that the download has finished.

But for some time now, when I download anything the download notification pops up like a window which I have to click something to make it disappear. I don't know why this is happening because I did not install any new add ons from before and after the thing happened. Is there a way to disable it? I don't know why it happened so suddenly but its so annoying because you have to close that notification before you can resume anything else.

Note: The pictures are what I see immediately after the download finished, I did not click anything for it to pop up.

Asked by mysteryguy8888 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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No home page, webpages don't load

My browser was working just fine this morning. About a half hour ago, I opened it, and the Loading icon just kept going back and forth but the home page does not load (it… (read more)

My browser was working just fine this morning. About a half hour ago, I opened it, and the Loading icon just kept going back and forth but the home page does not load (it is still doing that now). A second tab had opened indicating a Mozilla security function but it also wouldn't load. That suggests to me that something Mozilla did resulted in the change. There is no longer a "home" icon showing, and when I looked at the settings, it shows an Acer page as the home page (instead of Google, which has been the home page). All of the extension icons I has are also now missing. What happened and how do I fix it? I would rather not uninstall and reinstall because I would lose all the bookmarks and log-ins. I tried restarting the computer and that did nothing.

Asked by parredward 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Downloads Drop-Down menu mystery and Zoom glitch

I think I may have a ghost in my desktop. 2 events happen with firefox that have followed from a previous pc build. At seemingly random times if Firefox is open and the… (read more)

I think I may have a ghost in my desktop. 2 events happen with firefox that have followed from a previous pc build. At seemingly random times if Firefox is open and the visible tab has text, as in is not a full tab video stream, all of the text and images will shrink in size and spacing. This is independent of the zoom function as it remains at 100. Zooming to make text larger again looks weird and bulky, refreshing the page however will restore it. This glitch happens even if another application has focus, even if it is fullscreen exclusive. I haven't been able to figure out what kind of shortcut, command, or addon might possibly be able to do this.

The drop-down mystery happens when the visible tab is a full tab stream. Again even if another application has focus, the download drop-down appears and stays until I click somewhere. I've only seen it appear once and it does not look like when I choose to click the drop-down button. The size of the drop-down changed a couple to several times, and I believe the first download item appeared to be highlighted in dark blue, something I can't reproduce with my mouse or keyboard, it only highlights a different color grey. This one makes me nervous as it could possibly be something activating a download and then immediately deleting it from history? I only just recently learned the the menu will appear automatically when downloading something.

I've tried reinstalling Firefox. I don't notice this on edge, though I only have to use it a fraction of the time. I've never noticed any extra commands or text appear that I didn't type or direct in other applications. This somehow shows up after a fresh windows 10 install, and have since replaced keyboard & mouse. I've tried leaving a keylogger over long periods and it never shows anything. I refuse to leave Mozilla, any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this far :)

Asked by GentlerGiant 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Microsoft Welcome page when browsing internet

When using firefox web browser to visit investors.com, I receive the attached image as the web page. I've been using this website on this browser for months and never ha… (read more)

When using firefox web browser to visit investors.com, I receive the attached image as the web page. I've been using this website on this browser for months and never had an issue until today.

Asked by corvinoconnor 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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Avast Passwords eol version?

Recently Firefox updated. It cleared all of my bookmarks and browser history isn't reloading my last session. I can get the bookmarks from Chrome. The big issue is how do… (read more)

Recently Firefox updated. It cleared all of my bookmarks and browser history isn't reloading my last session. I can get the bookmarks from Chrome. The big issue is how do I reintegrate Avast Passwords eol version? Without this I need to use Chrome which isn't my ideal choice.

Asked by dartallis 1 year ago

Answered by dartallis 1 year ago

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Everything gone

Firefox updated and now all my tabs, passwords, everything is gone. I logged in but nothing is saved in my account either. I fully have no idea what my passwords are, ple… (read more)

Firefox updated and now all my tabs, passwords, everything is gone. I logged in but nothing is saved in my account either. I fully have no idea what my passwords are, please help!

Asked by antonia.hergeth 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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email attachments fail to download

Downloading email attachments fails with Firefox. OK with Explorer 11. This problem began four days ago. Please tell me how to fix this. Lee Ransom - [removed phone# … (read more)

Downloading email attachments fails with Firefox. OK with Explorer 11. This problem began four days ago. Please tell me how to fix this.

Lee Ransom - [removed phone# from public]

Asked by leeransom 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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I cannot access websites that do not want ad-blockers, even though I am not using one.

I am on Lubuntu, and was trying to download something for a game I play, but when I went to download, it said I must have my ad-blocker disabled. I do not have any extens… (read more)

I am on Lubuntu, and was trying to download something for a game I play, but when I went to download, it said I must have my ad-blocker disabled. I do not have any extensions. I even tried getting an ad-blocker that I can turn on or off for different sites, but it did not work.

Asked by lightningwarrior2000 1 year ago

Answered by -elison- 1 year ago

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My laptop won't let me live stream

I am unable to livestream video services from a monastery in the UK. I have clicked into the little shield at the left end of the web address bar in order to turn off th… (read more)

I am unable to livestream video services from a monastery in the UK. I have clicked into the little shield at the left end of the web address bar in order to turn off the enhanced protection, but this does not have any effect, even though the website shows up as having had the protection disabled. I don't know whether I need to do anything in Firefox settings.

I was advised to use Google Chrome, and that browser does let me enter, but I prefer to stay with Firefox for all my browsing. I am an elderly person, and have to work harder than my children and grandchildren to keep up-to-date. If you could help me with some very clear instructions with the minumum of technical jargon I would be most grateful. I submit below a screenshot of what I see on the site despite the protection having been switched off on the little shield.

Asked by gbedani 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox 98.0.1 upgrade causing problems.

After the automatic upgrade to 98.0.1 I have 2 problems: 1. In a window with an image that I zoom in on I can no longer drag the image around to view. 2. I can no longer … (read more)

After the automatic upgrade to 98.0.1 I have 2 problems: 1. In a window with an image that I zoom in on I can no longer drag the image around to view. 2. I can no longer minimize or close a window with the + -. This part works fine until I open a second window. If I go into troubleshoot mode the + and - are bright (not as a background window) but they still don't work.

Asked by JPCaveman 1 year ago

Answered by JPCaveman 1 year ago