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Firefox won't let me drag-and-drop files from automatically-opened .zip archives into Windows Explorer

I am using Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit (fully updated) and Firefox 68.0 64-bit. The problem is that when I download any .zip archive and tell Firefox to "Open with... 7-Zip … (read more)

I am using Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-bit (fully updated) and Firefox 68.0 64-bit.

The problem is that when I download any .zip archive and tell Firefox to "Open with... 7-Zip File Manager" (or with Windows Explorer), after the archive has finished downloading and opened in a 7-Zip window (or an Explorer window), I cannot drag-and-drop the file contained in the archive onto a Windows Explorer window or the desktop. No matter where I try to drag the file to, the Windows mouse cursor is always a "cancel" icon and won't let me drop it anywhere.

If I then close the archive window and reopen it from the download folder (C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Temp), now I can drag-and-drop correctly.

I know that this is a problem with Firefox, because if I try the same operation with the same .zip archive using the current version of Tor Browser (8.5.4 32-bit (based on Mozilla Firefox 60.8.0esr)) or with Internet Explorer (11.0.9600.19399) I do not have this problem.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by WillW 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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What exe is v68 trying to download under the hood?

After updating to v68, Firefox is stuck on a new tab and not doing anything. Its not possible to open any website. Its not possible to open a new tab (Have tried refresh,… (read more)

After updating to v68, Firefox is stuck on a new tab and not doing anything. Its not possible to open any website. Its not possible to open a new tab (Have tried refresh,uninstall,etc). Upon investigating I found that we have a policy in Symantec Endpoint Protection that disables all exe downloads from all browsers. If I turn that policy off, Firefox works fine. But we can't do that for security reasons. So my question is what has changed in v68 (v67 works fine) that is trying to download an exe under the hood? We have no plugins, extensions, themes, addons installed whatsoever.

I put a streamable link to help identify the problem properly.


https://streamable.com/uodzj

Asked by Ask Mozilla 1 year ago

Last reply by Ask Mozilla 12 months ago

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Create a desktop shortcut to a website

Hello, we have firefox 68.0 and we can not create a desktop shortcut of a website as we could before. We resized firefox windows to see desktop, we click and scroll the i… (read more)

Hello, we have firefox 68.0 and we can not create a desktop shortcut of a website as we could before. We resized firefox windows to see desktop, we click and scroll the icon on the left of the address bar to the desktop, but nothing happens! Please help.

Asked by Thanasis Zervoudakis 1 year ago

Last reply by RobertJ 7 months ago

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How to repair this function (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website)

saving webpages to folder or desktop stopped working it was always working like on this instruction https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website b… (read more)

saving webpages to folder or desktop stopped working it was always working like on this instruction https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website but when I'm not allowed to drop link. It is working on IE but stopped on Firefox

Asked by pawel.dcd 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago