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firefox 78.0.1 ask privillenges to download files at c:

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:??? The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally. Now i can't. WHY???? … (read more)

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:???

The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally.

Now i can't.

WHY????

Asked by Gregory 5 days ago

Last reply by Andrew 1 hour ago

How to download instalation files to TEMP folder and run

I would like to download .exe files to the TEMP folder and run them so they do not clutter up my downloads folder. Many of the programs that I use they require me to go t… (read more)

I would like to download .exe files to the TEMP folder and run them so they do not clutter up my downloads folder. Many of the programs that I use they require me to go to the website and download the new version, therefore I need to manually go in and delete the file. There was OpenDownloader² that is not supported anymore when Firefox was updated beyond version 57. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=0

I have done a ton of research and have not found any solutions that will work yet. I know Firefox does not officially support this for security reasons, but I know that Edge supports this. An extension will work, but I have yet to find one.

Does anyone have a solution that will work on the latest version of Firefox?

Asked by TJJP05 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 3 weeks ago

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How to prevent DOWNLOADING of video (not merely prevent autoplay) in Firefox

This may sound like word games, but I'm not trying to be funny, merely specific. So I'm on a network with limited bandwidth. Therefore it's critical for me to understand… (read more)

This may sound like word games, but I'm not trying to be funny, merely specific.

So I'm on a network with limited bandwidth. Therefore it's critical for me to understand what settings I can configure (if any) that will prevent the DOWNLOAD of video and/or large images from web sites.

For example, your basic site nowadays probably uses HTML5 and may use that vs. the old-style Flash plug-ins to embed video. And yep classic HTML links with references to image files for the images.

Back in the day you could configure a browser to ignore these references and then the browser would not even attempt to fetch the referenced image or video files. I've recently started using Firefox again, and I'm trying to learn how Firefox handles this in the HTML5 era (or rather what dumb users like me are supposed to do nowadays).

I'm noticing most of the help literature is regarding disabling settings of the auto-PLAY feature. However, due to my ignorance of modern Firefox, perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but most of it seems to involve disabling plug-ins that activate after the file is downloaded, not preventing the actual download. Similar to if I'm using Microsoft Word to view a DOCX file from a web site, uninstalling Word doesn't prevent the DOCX file from downloading. What I don't want to do is cheerfully disable the video playing while my browser still happily downloads the video in the background... because my main goal is not to avoid the annoyance of autoplay, but my goal is to conserve bandwidth on my connection.

FYI I'm using the latest version of Firefox Quantum on Manjaro Linux.

Thanks for advice anyone can provide in helping bring me into the "now" of modern Firefox, or who can point me to any further help articles or instructions to help educate me about this. If I'm over-reading and disabling auto-PLAY also inherently disables the downloading of the associated media, super, but that distinction is not obvious in any of the documentation I've seen so far.

Thanks!!

Asked by FireRabbit 1 year ago

Answered by Shadow110 1 year ago

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how can i set the today date as a download directory daily automatically in firefox

I want to set the today date as a download directory daily automatically in firefox using a batch file or powershell script. for example : Today is 20-May-2018 i want to … (read more)

I want to set the today date as a download directory daily automatically in firefox using a batch file or powershell script.

for example : Today is 20-May-2018 i want to set the folder under C;\downloads\20May as download dir in firefox settings so that whatever i downloaded on the day will be in this directory.

please help me.

Asked by sumanth2594 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Downloaded videos got deleted automatically

Hi I had downloaded some videos in firefox but when I checked downloads folder there was none of the videos were there.this is the second time I am facing this problem an… (read more)

Hi I had downloaded some videos in firefox but when I checked downloads folder there was none of the videos were there.this is the second time I am facing this problem and I don't even have any anti virus on my PC ( except windows defender). Is there any way to get them back?

Asked by Karthik135 2 years ago

Answered by Karthik135 2 years ago

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video downloaded with latest video downloadhelper is jerky and not smooth when playback

Hi, I am running the latest version of the Firefox and Video DownloadHelper. Since the Video DownloadHelper was updated with companion app, all videos downloaded are very… (read more)

Hi, I am running the latest version of the Firefox and Video DownloadHelper. Since the Video DownloadHelper was updated with companion app, all videos downloaded are very jerky and not smooth when playback. This issue has persisted for quite some time and no update of it has every resolved the issue. Could anybody offer help and suggestion how can I mitigate the problem? Thanks.

Asked by entphy 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Downloading problem in existing firefox web browser

when i download anything it doesent download , and even not seen in downloads, sometimes it downloads without extention and random nameDownloading problem in existing fir… (read more)

when i download anything it doesent download , and even not seen in downloads, sometimes it downloads without extention and random nameDownloading problem in existing firefox web browser

Asked by Dexohel 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Links from external programs don't open in Firefox 54. It just opens up a window with my home page.

Hello I recently downloaded the latest version of Firefox 54 for Linux. Everything worked great however even after making it the default browser links from external progr… (read more)

Hello I recently downloaded the latest version of Firefox 54 for Linux. Everything worked great however even after making it the default browser links from external programs such as Pidgin won't open in a new tab in firefox. Instead a new window will pop-up with my home page. I've tried solving it by uninstalling the other version of firefox I downloaded from the repository (Firefox 45)

I fear it might be because I didn't really install it, instead I just ran the file directly form the download labed just firefox. It seems to be working fine and there was no README file so I assumed that was the way it should've been done.

Asked by AnimatedFreak 3 years ago

Answered by bygabyga 3 years ago

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is there an add-on that allows me to control the download speed ?

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exa… (read more)

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exactly 200 KB. any add-on out there that allows me to do just that ? thank you

Asked by moby90 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to download full directories from the Mozilla FTP website?

How to download directories from the Mozilla old Firefox version website? https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ On macOS Sierra. I've used programs like DownThemA… (read more)

How to download directories from the Mozilla old Firefox version website? https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

On macOS Sierra. I've used programs like DownThemAll but I can't get them to download the whole version directory. None of the guides online help.

Asked by amhol 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox couldnt load XPCOM DURING Installation WTF GIVES???

Seriously. This is downright stupid. I attempted to download Firefox for the first time on this laptop and got a "This file is corrupt" error before the downloading porti… (read more)

Seriously. This is downright stupid. I attempted to download Firefox for the first time on this laptop and got a "This file is corrupt" error before the downloading portion was even done. I cancelled the download and retried and it went all the way though although it froze temporarily around the 66% mark and then finished. But after that I got "couldn't load XPCOM" so I did I completely uninstalled Firefox and then attempted to reinstall and again at the 66% mark at downloading I got "Couldn't load XPCOM"...the heck is going on with this oversized hunk of junk?

Asked by Acanex88 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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Download always failed

I was downloading wiki dump(12.7G) which I have been downloading for a day, now it's 10.4/12.7, but it always failed,though I resumed, it would failed again in two or thr… (read more)

I was downloading wiki dump(12.7G) which I have been downloading for a day, now it's 10.4/12.7, but it always failed,though I resumed, it would failed again in two or three seconds. I really don't wanna resume it, anyone can help???

Asked by Emmmma 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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My Firefox doesnt show Download History anymore, but still there.

I dont know why, but this day my firefox doesnt show the history download, I didnt delete them. I downloaded FirefoxDownloadsView, and this show the list of my downloads,… (read more)

I dont know why, but this day my firefox doesnt show the history download, I didnt delete them.

I downloaded FirefoxDownloadsView, and this show the list of my downloads, but firefox doesnt do it. What can I do?

My Firefox is 45.3.0 ESR

Asked by Gaudy 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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As Firefox starts, it retries failed downloads, an unwanted behavior.

Firefox 48.0.2, only recently noticed the issue but it probably started before the latest update considering how long ago I tried to download the file originally. I atte… (read more)

Firefox 48.0.2, only recently noticed the issue but it probably started before the latest update considering how long ago I tried to download the file originally. I attempted to download a file a few times and it failed. The file is from a PRC located server for a version of the Kindle alternative OS "Duokan." The failures were immediate, not like partials that fail. When I start Firefox, as soon as I am able I check the latest downloads and three failed attempts appear above the last files I downloaded. The failed attempts are time stamped with the time the browser started. Searches in about:config for fragments of the file name, download URL and domain come up empty. I've studied about:about to see if another view was promising but nothing seemed relevant, however I was not exhaustive by any means. TIA

Asked by Reed_ 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Unable to get Firefox to successfully download and open some PDFs. No problem with other browsers. Why?

When browsing and insurance website, I try to download a PDF file, but Firefox is unable to download it. Instead I get a download of an HTML file with garbage contents. … (read more)

When browsing and insurance website, I try to download a PDF file, but Firefox is unable to download it. Instead I get a download of an HTML file with garbage contents. Other browsers (Chrome, Edge) have no problem with the download. Why?

Asked by MikeP246 3 years ago

Last reply by MikeP246 3 years ago

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no files in the download menu will open

. if i click them the menu goes away, so of course i cant try double clicking either. i need flash player and the runescape client most, but i cant find a way to get this… (read more)

. if i click them the menu goes away, so of course i cant try double clicking either. i need flash player and the runescape client most, but i cant find a way to get this to work. im on an old computer but i believe i have the newest version of firefox: version 47.0.1

Asked by dmlkay 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago