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How do I turn of the download notification banner that pops up whenever I download anything and doesn't go away on it's own?’ for ‘Firefox

Thank you for your help. Lately, within the last 60 days, when ever I download something a notification banner listing my downloads appears at the top of the screen. The… (read more)

Thank you for your help.

Lately, within the last 60 days, when ever I download something a notification banner listing my downloads appears at the top of the screen. The banner DOES NOT go away on it's own. I have to click on the page somewhere to get rid of it.

My question is: how do I turn this off?

I did not turn it on or even want such a banner. I used to only see this banner when I right clicked on the download icon, what changed?

Thank you for your help.

Asked by lee369 1 year ago

Answered by alterthreadtitler 1 year ago

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download list

Dear Volunteer :-) I have the latest Firefox version 98.0 and Windows 10. After every download from any website the complete download list pops up below the download… (read more)

Dear Volunteer :-) I have the latest Firefox version 98.0 and Windows 10. After every download from any website the complete download list pops up below the download symbol everytime. This can be quite annoying when I'm downloading many small things, like pics. Can I deactivate this function? Thanks in advance for your help! :-)

Asked by dharding1 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Opening attachments to emails

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. … (read more)

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. How can this be fixed? Or, how can I download a previous version of Firefox and not have any updates?

Asked by inwest 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel?

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the downloa… (read more)

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the download panel does not popup when a download is complete. Please provide a solution to turn off this feature.

Asked by shellnine 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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after saving a file the "download list of files" pops up - where do i turn this off?

I browse web, I see an image to save. prior to today (03-09-2022) I click save as and it saved file to my downloads folder. but today, I click save as and instantly the l… (read more)

I browse web, I see an image to save. prior to today (03-09-2022) I click save as and it saved file to my downloads folder. but today, I click save as and instantly the list of files I saved pops up on right side. below the list of files it shows "show all downloads"

this window is easily accessible by left clicking clicking the download icon. i do not want this box popping up on each file/image saved. or rather, why is it doing it suddenly?

running 2 addons: TinEye - reverse image search Video DownLoadHelper

both of these I have zero issues with and have been running them both circa firefox 45? or older

Asked by Kaaz 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox on Windows 11 - Open File with Adobe is not keeping the file in temp

I just switched to Windows 11 and Firefox have a strange behaviour. Maybe also just firefox updates the behaviour like removing back action when clicking backspace some t… (read more)

I just switched to Windows 11 and Firefox have a strange behaviour. Maybe also just firefox updates the behaviour like removing back action when clicking backspace some time ago. When a download of a PDF starts it is configured that it will ask me what to do. So in general I use open with Adobe PDF Viewer. This also works. But the file is anyway in my Download-Folder. I was used that it will be saved in the temp folder %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp and then also deleted after a while. If I want a file saved for a longer time I save it explicitly to a location I want to have it.

Any idea what is wrong in the Windows 11 or Firefox (currently 98.0.1)

Thanks a lot!

Asked by malchowmartin 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Can't open WAV or XLS files in Firefox

When I click on a WAV file or try to open an Excel attachment, I only get the download window. I went to settings and tried to change the default program to open them, bu… (read more)

When I click on a WAV file or try to open an Excel attachment, I only get the download window. I went to settings and tried to change the default program to open them, but I don't have WAV or Excel in my list and when I try to search for it, nothing comes up. What am I doing wrong? It was all fine before the update from Tuesday, 3/8/22. After that update I had to go in and change all the programs back to the ones I had set up for pdfs, word docs, mail, jpegs, etc, so it clearly reset everything back to Firefox defaults, but why are those file types missing from my list and not coming up in the search window so that I can assign a program to open them?

Asked by jfwelsh 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Promp to open/save file is missing since last update

Hey Mozilla! I'm a big fan of your product, and I use it on my Windows 10x64 PC and my Note10+ Android 12 smartphone. Since your last update, there is a problem (on the… (read more)

Hey Mozilla!

I'm a big fan of your product, and I use it on my Windows 10x64 PC and my Note10+ Android 12 smartphone.

Since your last update, there is a problem (on the PC mozillla browser): when a click a link to download a file, automaticly is open a new window that OPEN the file. Before the last update, when I was click-ing the link, I remember that the browser was open a small window and promt me to OPEN or to SAVE the file. Now, that function is missing. (I have checked different web sites, including whatsapp for desktop, the problem is persisting).

I haven't changed any settings, the box is checked for "Always ask you where to save files".

Thank you!

Best regards, Bogdan

Asked by broasca.bogdan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Open PDF attachment

I want to just open a PDF attachment and not have it download. FIrefox would contstantly reset a setting to where it saved it and I would change it back to open with Ado… (read more)

I want to just open a PDF attachment and not have it download. FIrefox would contstantly reset a setting to where it saved it and I would change it back to open with Adobe. Now I just noticed even though the settings have not changed it is saving the attachment in addition to opening it. It is very annoying. I do not want to save the attachment, I just want to view it. I do not see any other setting to check or change.

Asked by gdfish78 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 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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Downloads now pop up over browsing window - how to disable?

Since the latest update of Firefox, I now notice that each time I download anything the downloads icon in the toolbar expands the download history and remains in front of… (read more)

Since the latest update of Firefox, I now notice that each time I download anything the downloads icon in the toolbar expands the download history and remains in front of the browsing window until I click out of it. This behavior is reminiscent of the Chrome browser opening a pop-up bar every time I download anything which had to be manually closed — a regular irritant. I can see where some may prefer to have the pop ups, but I don't appreciate it becoming the default. Is there any way to disable this behavior so that it downloads in the background as it used to?

Asked by wynden 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Download toolbar button opens at random

Starting yesterday, the button next to the address bar for download progress will randomly open as if I clicked on it. Happens whether or not something is downloading and… (read more)

Starting yesterday, the button next to the address bar for download progress will randomly open as if I clicked on it. Happens whether or not something is downloading and whether or not there's anything in the download history or not. I haven't changed anything with Firefox. No new addons or settings changes. I didn't change anything on my system, either. Same day as any other. Just started happening.

Asked by Darxide 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Open file types

Does anyone else have an issue opening documents? All of a sudden Firefox no longer allows me to open certain files. When I go to the settings, the only applications that… (read more)

Does anyone else have an issue opening documents? All of a sudden Firefox no longer allows me to open certain files. When I go to the settings, the only applications that I have options for are PDF, AV1F, XML, SVG and WebP Image. I seem to have lost the ability to selection "open", "save" or "always ask" for all other documents such as Word, Excel, etc. Screenshot included.

This seems to have happened out of nowhere.

Asked by ray.smith 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unable to select download action for file type

When I go to download a ZIP file, it will always attempt to download the file directly rather than letting me open it with WinRAR. When I go into the browser settings I s… (read more)

When I go to download a ZIP file, it will always attempt to download the file directly rather than letting me open it with WinRAR. When I go into the browser settings I see that some other file types have options to choose how they're handled, but there's no entry for ZIP files. I've tried refreshing my Firefox install and yet the issue still persists.

I used to have this option before I reinstalled Windows a while back (where I kept my files but not programs). I don't know for sure that that's what caused this to start, but the timing would line up.

Asked by nathanb418 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Download notification box pops up & stays up covering part of my screen

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & cov… (read more)

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & covers part of my screen. I have to click somewhere to get rid of it. I don't need to see what is downloading.

Asked by prism91455 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Download pop up box

Since the last Firefox update every time I download something a window pops up and shows me the file name of what I just downloaded and says 'completed'. I don't need to… (read more)

Since the last Firefox update every time I download something a window pops up and shows me the file name of what I just downloaded and says 'completed'. I don't need to see this and I have to stop, clear and close the box. I want to stop from seeing this box. How do I stop it?

Asked by letterboxmechanic 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox 98.0 automatically downloads every attachment

Hello Mozilla Support! I just installed Firefox 98.0 this morning. I was very surprised to discover that I can no longer view an attachment in Firefox or open an attachm… (read more)

Hello Mozilla Support!

I just installed Firefox 98.0 this morning. I was very surprised to discover that I can no longer view an attachment in Firefox or open an attachment without also downloading it.

If you can, please ask the developers to reinstate the Download Attachment options to "Open with Firefox" and "Open with [select the program]" without automatically downloading every attachment.

Thank you!

-Steve

Steve Friedman

Asked by sfriedman88 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Managing Word download

I cannot set how to manage downloads of Word, Excel etc. They all automatically save. The options as to how to deal with them has disappeared from the manage downloads bo… (read more)

I cannot set how to manage downloads of Word, Excel etc. They all automatically save. The options as to how to deal with them has disappeared from the manage downloads box in Tools/settings.

Asked by djsnowball 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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downloading to downloads folder

How do I stop Firefox from downloading to the downloads folder. This is annoying and cluttering up my computer. I have googled this and tried to change the about:config s… (read more)

How do I stop Firefox from downloading to the downloads folder. This is annoying and cluttering up my computer. I have googled this and tried to change the about:config setting, but that does not work.

Asked by anita29 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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downloads panel

With the new version (98.0), a new behavior emerges. I do many image downloads individually (save image as), and now, when I download an image, the download panel comes u… (read more)

With the new version (98.0), a new behavior emerges. I do many image downloads individually (save image as), and now, when I download an image, the download panel comes up, a new feature, but it is an annoying behavior. I prefer the old way: when I want to open the downloads panel I click on the download icon on the menubar. This page apparently describes this new behavior: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-downloads-preferences-using-downloads-menu How do I prevent the downloads panel from automatically opening when I don't want it to open? Unfortunately it's tough to get a picture of this. I tried for a movie on my phone so maybe you can see what it looks like, though right now it looks like it won't upload.

Asked by lemonodo 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago