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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 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months 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 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months 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 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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The download progress window opens every single time I download a file. How do I stop this?

Every single time I download a file, the download progress window opens itself. This is really distracting and annoying. It just started this afternoon. Closing and reope… (read more)

Every single time I download a file, the download progress window opens itself. This is really distracting and annoying. It just started this afternoon. Closing and reopening Firefox does not fix the problem.

Asked by AlexReyanrd 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Firefox browser update 98.0 (64bit)

Since firefox updated yesterday to 89.0, files what i download keep popping up on the downloads tab(See Image). How can i turn this off to stop this from happening … (read more)

Since firefox updated yesterday to 89.0, files what i download keep popping up on the downloads tab(See Image). How can i turn this off to stop this from happening

Asked by martman_31 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Downloads Progress Button

Since a recent Firefox update, the download button/icon in the task bar now shows the files(s) every time a 'Take A Screenshot' is used. It is becoming very annoying and … (read more)

Since a recent Firefox update, the download button/icon in the task bar now shows the files(s) every time a 'Take A Screenshot' is used. It is becoming very annoying and the icon usually lights up in blue and the arrow becomes a circle when downloading. Can the window which opens with a list of files and 'Show All Downloads', when not selected to do so, be disabled? Thanks.

Asked by Phantasm 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months 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 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Newest Firefox Has Annoying Display

Every time I do a new (first) save to a firefox item, I get an annoying brief display showing files which were opened. I don't need such a display and would like to turn … (read more)

Every time I do a new (first) save to a firefox item, I get an annoying brief display showing files which were opened.

I don't need such a display and would like to turn it off: It is distracting and might cause me to miss a REAL error message.

I am attaching a gif photo of this display, which is new to the latest firefox.

How can I turn off this feature?

Asked by jwill1000000 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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missing menu of what to do with a file clicked on.

i used to get the menu in pix below giving a choice of what to do with a file when i click on it online. now it just opens it. how to get back, i have already set my do… (read more)

i used to get the menu in pix below giving a choice of what to do with a file when i click on it online. now it just opens it.

how to get back, i have already set my download preference to ask me where reset app default setting to Microsoft defaults.

Help!! thanks

Asked by pencil2man 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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.qfx and .ofx download bug after v98 update

When downloading financial data to Moneydance software, the download correctly opens Moneydance and update data file correctly, but after v98 Firefox update a second iden… (read more)

When downloading financial data to Moneydance software, the download correctly opens Moneydance and update data file correctly, but after v98 Firefox update a second identical .qfx file is downloaded to my desktop which I then have to securely delete as a redundant file on my PC.... This is new behavior, has always worked perfectly previously. Firefox settings under Files and Application header are as follows: Downloads: Save files to Desktop Applications: Actions are set to use Moneydance.exe for all OFX and QFX financial data

The extra file showing up on my desktop is new and unwanted. It seems to be unneeded as it can be deleted without any obvious effect and no loss of data in Moneydance

Asked by steelbanger 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months 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 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Download icon in toolbar pops open when I download a file

It used to be that when I downloaded something, the icon would light up and I could click it to open if I wanted to, but now it pops open whenever I download something. T… (read more)

It used to be that when I downloaded something, the icon would light up and I could click it to open if I wanted to, but now it pops open whenever I download something. This is very annoying as I often don't want to immediately open the folder that I downloaded to. How do I change this back to not opening automatically?

Asked by colorfulrachael 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months ago

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Disable download window opening (Mac user)

Is there a way to stop the download window opening everytime I download something? Never happened before. It's really annoying as I download a lot and the window will cov… (read more)

Is there a way to stop the download window opening everytime I download something? Never happened before. It's really annoying as I download a lot and the window will cover a lot of the site I'm downloading from.

Asked by assets123 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Downloads Progress Box

Hi I'm guessing this is because of the latest update to Firefox, but every time a download finishes, the pop-up box for the downloads keeps coming up. I guess this is con… (read more)

Hi

I'm guessing this is because of the latest update to Firefox, but every time a download finishes, the pop-up box for the downloads keeps coming up. I guess this is considered intuitive to let you know a download has finished, but I could do without it. I find it a bit distracting and it gets in the way. Is there a specific option that can disable it in the config?

Thanks

Asked by DustyShinigami 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Version 98 opens download panel after every single download - bad idea - how to defeat

In version 98, a change was made so that the download panel always opens every single time any file is downloaded. I have found that I never, under any circumstances, wan… (read more)

In version 98, a change was made so that the download panel always opens every single time any file is downloaded. I have found that I never, under any circumstances, want or have ever wanted this behavior, nor do I ever ever serendipitously benefit from it. It is continuously annoying. How do I defeat it?

Asked by craig78 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months 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 se… (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 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago