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Download window pops up every time I download something

Hi Everyone, Hope someone can help. Whenever I download something, there is a window that pops up with all downloads. How can I stop this as it is quite annoying? … (read more)

Hi Everyone,

Hope someone can help. Whenever I download something, there is a window that pops up with all downloads. How can I stop this as it is quite annoying?

Asked by Hardus 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Automatically open the Downloads panel

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file. The problem... it STAYS open. How can I turn it off? I already know where a… (read more)

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file.

The problem... it STAYS open.

How can I turn it off? I already know where and how to check on my downloaded files. I do not need to see the downloads panel pop up every time I save a file. And I definitely do not need or want it to stay open, causing yet another need for a mouse click to make it go away.

Asked by tcd2000email 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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download drop down menu

Lately when I download an image, from Google expanded images on the right side for example, the download drops down a menu. If I have made multiple downloads the list get… (read more)

Lately when I download an image, from Google expanded images on the right side for example, the download drops down a menu. If I have made multiple downloads the list gets longer and now blocks the area of the page I am working on. I don't need this downloads drop down menu and cannot find a way to stop it. I would prefer if it didn't display unless I clicked on it.

I have searched the net but can't find any answers. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tom.

Asked by jthomashinton 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Suddenly the Ongoing Downloads (from Download Button) stays open after download

So I have my Download button visible all the time. Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen. When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. I… (read more)

So I have my Download button visible all the time.

Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen.

When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It never did that before.

Any idea why and how to fix it?

Windows 10, Firefox 98.0 (64-bit)

Asked by jayteasee 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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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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After last update firefox opens the downloaded PDF files instead of downloading

Who has experienced downloading a PDF file after the last update, Firefox used to open a download dialogue but now it opens the file in same tab instead of downloading it… (read more)

Who has experienced downloading a PDF file after the last update, Firefox used to open a download dialogue but now it opens the file in same tab instead of downloading it. this can be annoying especially when opening emails and downloading files, every time I have to reopen the same location.

this happened only today after the last update

Asked by Ahmad Izzate 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Disable download window

Hello, Since last Firefox update, the download window popup is displayed everytime I download something (red box in the screenshot). I tried looking in the settings but… (read more)

Hello,

Since last Firefox update, the download window popup is displayed everytime I download something (red box in the screenshot).

I tried looking in the settings but there is only two lines for where to download or to ask me at each download.

In the personnalization menu there is only the option to display or not the download icon (blue box in the screenshot), and I want the icon to always be seen like I used to.

Tried to look into about:config but I don't know which setting to set on true/false.

I would appreciate some help to not have the red box popup appear when I download. Thank you.

Asked by pj34wow 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloads defaulting to 'Downloads' folder despite settings

I've just suddenly had this problem starting today: downloading files through the browser is now automatically sending them to my computer's Downloads folder, even though… (read more)

I've just suddenly had this problem starting today: downloading files through the browser is now automatically sending them to my computer's Downloads folder, even though I have my download settings set to 'Always ask you where to save files'. I double-checked to see if my settings had been reset by the update (they had not), and I even unselected and reselected the option to see if that helped anything (it didn't).

Asked by sethmwenger 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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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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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 jwill 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Application preferences no longer work correctly.

I'm trying to download .package files (I'm a simmer) but instead of them saving to my folder like I have set in Preferences, it keeps opening in Sims 4 studio. It's appar… (read more)

I'm trying to download .package files (I'm a simmer) but instead of them saving to my folder like I have set in Preferences, it keeps opening in Sims 4 studio. It's apparently the "default" action even though I have it set to save. Please help!!

Asked by Davidtigerfang 1 year ago

Answered by Davidtigerfang 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to turn off download panel pop-up in version 98.0

This is more of a convenience issue but the new download panel pop-up from the download arrow is very distracting. I couldn't find an option to turn it off so I had to g… (read more)

This is more of a convenience issue but the new download panel pop-up from the download arrow is very distracting. I couldn't find an option to turn it off so I had to go into the config and turn the true flag false for this "improvement". Is there a better way of disabling this pop-up and if not will there be in future versions of firefox?

Asked by pathomeon 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Download popup

Hello, I am having problems with the download popup. Normally fire fox would give me a menu "what should firefox do with this file". Starting 3/11/2022 that popup does no… (read more)

Hello, I am having problems with the download popup. Normally fire fox would give me a menu "what should firefox do with this file". Starting 3/11/2022 that popup does not show up anymore. I found that feature pretty helpful. Does anyone know how to put it back up? I already have the setting Always ask you where to save files checked.

Asked by newtonnguyen123 1 year ago

Answered by newtonnguyen123 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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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