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When browsing to save files I just get a grey box

When I download and browse the location to save a file all I get is a grey box, there is no directory displayed for me to browse and save files. I've refreshed mozilla, … (read more)

When I download and browse the location to save a file all I get is a grey box, there is no directory displayed for me to browse and save files.

I've refreshed mozilla, scanned the computer using Avast + Boot scan.

I've also tried uninstall and reinstall mozilla, nothing seems to fix this problem. I only get this using Mozilla.

Tried to attached an image but I can't browse to select it...

Asked by Kate-w 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Unable to choose location when saving file. Browse option gone.

In the past couple days I have lost the ability to choose (browse) the location when saving a file. It will only allow downloading into the downloaded folder. I have sele… (read more)

In the past couple days I have lost the ability to choose (browse) the location when saving a file.

It will only allow downloading into the downloaded folder.
I have selected "always ask me where to save files." in the options.
I have uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it. This has not helped.
The browse feature is gone in the save window as well as the open file window. 

To add an image to this question I had to move it to the specific folder that opens to get the screen shot to you.

It did not give me the option to browse and find it.  Also you can see the file name area is also missing at the bottom of the window as well.

This is only happening in Firefox. No other program has been effected.

I hope you can help. I would hate to be forced to use another browser. Thanks so much.

Asked by arxmechanica 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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How can I make all downloads read-write?

I download a lot of images from a particular site that need to be rotated in Windows Photo Viewer. When they are downloaded, they are read only and does NOT allow me to… (read more)

I download a lot of images from a particular site that need to be rotated in Windows Photo Viewer. When they are downloaded, they are read only and does NOT allow me to rotate, so I have to go to the Downloads folder, right click, Properties, uncheck "read only".

I would like to be able to download the file and rotate without any additional actions.

Asked by rklockner 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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When trying to install with the linux package it never actually lets me get to the actul linux file to download it pls help !!

I am operaing a debian wheezy szstem which should be compatible with the linux download and I have iceweasel installed as well but ,when trying to install with the linux … (read more)

I am operaing a debian wheezy szstem which should be compatible with the linux download and I have iceweasel installed as well but ,when trying to install with the linux package it never actually lets me get to the actul linux file to download it pls help !!

Asked by callum1972 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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I can not delete downloaded file.

Firefox is holding file in open state. This is my workflow: 1. download file to hdd 2. try to delete file (or move) from hdd - Access denied. 3. Close Firefox 4. try to d… (read more)

Firefox is holding file in open state.

This is my workflow: 1. download file to hdd 2. try to delete file (or move) from hdd - Access denied. 3. Close Firefox 4. try to delete file - OK

The same is with upload file through Choose file button. Allways i must close Firefox before manipulation with used file.

Firefox - 48.0a2 (2016-05-10)

Thanx for answer. H.

Asked by Rampa 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Why can i not download off youtube?

1 minute i was downloading the next i wasn't able to i don't know why i didn't change anything checked space and the add on and tried different addons but nothing happene… (read more)

1 minute i was downloading the next i wasn't able to i don't know why i didn't change anything checked space and the add on and tried different addons but nothing happened when i went to download

Asked by Michael7678 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Downloaded files loose their extentions.

Firefox 53.0.3 (32 bit) When I download files (zip and pdf) from http://www.card.infocamere.it/infocard/pub/richiesta-rinnovo_5633 they loose their extentions. So they ar… (read more)

Firefox 53.0.3 (32 bit)

When I download files (zip and pdf) from http://www.card.infocamere.it/infocard/pub/richiesta-rinnovo_5633 they loose their extentions. So they are not correctly opened.

Asked by amven 3 years ago

Last reply by bygabyga 3 years ago

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How can I limit the number of simultaneous downloads?

I am often downloading multiple files and, once the number exceeds 3, there is sometimes a fail on some of them. Is there a way to limit the number of simultaneous downl… (read more)

I am often downloading multiple files and, once the number exceeds 3, there is sometimes a fail on some of them. Is there a way to limit the number of simultaneous downloads and have the remaining ones in a queue?

By the way please pass it on that there are masses of people who would like to see "Down them all" return! It was a superb download manager and there is nothing out there that comes close to replacing it.

Asked by bobd522 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to occasionally choose download location?

I'm generally happy for my downloads to all go into the same Downloads folder but occasionally I want to redirect it elsewhere. It would be cool if there was a keyboard b… (read more)

I'm generally happy for my downloads to all go into the same Downloads folder but occasionally I want to redirect it elsewhere. It would be cool if there was a keyboard button I can press while clicking on a link so that I get to choose where it downloads to on those occasions. Is there such a key?

Asked by THX1138b 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloads are slow in Firefox fast in other browsers

I have a pervasive problem where downloads of moderately sized files (> 100MB) are very slow in Firefox but fast in Chrome. When I begin downloads the speed is fine at… (read more)

I have a pervasive problem where downloads of moderately sized files (> 100MB) are very slow in Firefox but fast in Chrome. When I begin downloads the speed is fine at around 4MB/s but it quickly drops down to < 200Kb/s. This happens across multiple websites and when on different WiFi networks. However when I attempt to download these same files using Google Chrome they maintain the initial 4MB/s download speed for the entire duration. I have already tried running Firefox in safe mode and resetting it using the "Refresh Firefox" help page. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.

Asked by nchodosh 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to disable confirmation while downloading files

When I try to download any file a confirmation dialog appears (see attached file). I don't need it. Its quite annoying. I just need to download a file without any confirm… (read more)

When I try to download any file a confirmation dialog appears (see attached file). I don't need it. Its quite annoying. I just need to download a file without any confirmations. How to disable this behaviour? As you see there is no no checkbox "Do not ask me again..." or "Always perform this action when handling files of this type" in this dialog. I also set up option "browser.download.forbid_open_with" to true in about:config but it doesn't help. I need to start downloading immediately after opening a link to exe-file (this one for example): https://www.win-rar.com/postdownload.html?&L=4&f=winrar-x64-561am.exe&spV=true

Asked by AlexeiGromov 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Previously, firefox had the system to automatically resume the failed downloads, but now it's not happening that way.

If the download gets interrupted somehow due to network problems or sleep mode of the laptop, it is not resuming from the same point as it happened before in firefox. Rat… (read more)

If the download gets interrupted somehow due to network problems or sleep mode of the laptop, it is not resuming from the same point as it happened before in firefox. Rather, file starts getting downloaded from the beginning.

Asked by priyansha 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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When trying to download, I get the message "An error occurred while loading the archive" What can I do to fix this?

Anything I download I get the message "An error occurred while loading the archive." I get the same message on anything I try to download, for example Itunes, just anythi… (read more)

Anything I download I get the message "An error occurred while loading the archive." I get the same message on anything I try to download, for example Itunes, just anything.

Asked by dobbiegirl 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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will not let me download important software.

had to download firefox so i could download important work software. Firefox says my work download possibly malicious & wont let me. I have hit all allow buttons. I a… (read more)

had to download firefox so i could download important work software. Firefox says my work download possibly malicious & wont let me. I have hit all allow buttons. I am also not very computer literate. HELP

Asked by zeusthor 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation. Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is fu… (read more)

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is full.

The first time it happened I thought that the problem was with the downloads, until I saw that my removable disk was full.

But if a warning message appears, no guessing will be needed.

Asked by tamajongphilip 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago