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Firefox no longer asks whether to open or save files.

Until about a month ago, every time I clicked on a download link to save a file, Firefox asked whether I want to save the file to my downloads folder, or to just open it,… (read more)

Until about a month ago, every time I clicked on a download link to save a file, Firefox asked whether I want to save the file to my downloads folder, or to just open it, which would save it to a folder in my temp folder that would be deleted when I close Firefox.

Now, out of nowhere, it doesn't ask the question anymore, it automatically assumes I want to save it to a folder (instead of "opening" it).

Before anyone tells me to go to Settings -> General -> Applications, and set the file types to "Always ask", I have tried, and there are two problems with it:

  • There are only a few file types in that list. While I can set Firefox to ask when downloading those types of files, anything else (like text files or MP3 files) is saved to the downloads folder without asking. I want it to ask what to do with any file, not just the specific file types in that list.
  • Even for the file types that are available in the list, if I choose to open a file instead of downloading, it is still saved to my downloads folder instead of the temp folder, and is not deleted after I close Firefox.

Also, I'm using Manjaro Linux with KDE, and I also have the Plasma Integration extension installed on Firefox.

Asked by cs127.pr 6 months ago

Last reply by Terry 6 months ago

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Make a third party download manager default

Is there a firefox addon or method that will either engage the download manager of your choice, or catch and direct the download to your preferred download, much like Fla… (read more)

Is there a firefox addon or method that will either engage the download manager of your choice, or catch and direct the download to your preferred download, much like Flashgot used to do in pre-Quantum days?

I use Free Download Manager. I have two addons related to it, but they are not a perfect solution. FDM has an option to "intercept downloads in your browser", but it's a kinda clumsy process.

Asked by noel_envode 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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I need help figuring out why sync between PC's is not working correctly

I have a desktop and laptop both with FF installed and synced and they ALWAYS load identical. Yesterday I set up my my new desktop in my office and I installed FF and whe… (read more)

I have a desktop and laptop both with FF installed and synced and they ALWAYS load identical. Yesterday I set up my my new desktop in my office and I installed FF and when I logged onto my account my FF stayed the default color. This never happened before, and as I turned and looked at my old desktop I saw that it too now had the wrong theme. So I went into my kitchen were I have my laptop set up (it just upgraded itself to win 11 and I am using it as a training tool) the FF on it was no longer appearing correctly.

I have since spent 30 some hours uninstalling/reinstalling FF/ deleting my profile, remaking my profile, re-deleting my profile and making another new profile using a different email and when I install FF on ANY OTHER pc it will not load correctly, especially themes and add ons.

What the hell is causing this and how do I fix it??

On every PC I used my Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall FF including file remnants and then meticulously scrubbed repeatedly each PC for any leftover registry and file remnants, and then I used my file eraser program to wipe all the file slack.

If this is going to be an issue why have FF ? I spend enough time now keeping Edge disabled and dont want my fav primary browser to become a "High Maintenance" browser having to spend time EVERY TIME I TURN ON MY PC fixing this, repeatedly. Its like having to add water to your cooling system every time you start up your car before you can use it.

Any help would be enormously appreciated.

The trouble shooting information below is for the first install tonight after getting home and making the newest profile and it is seemingly staying correct, the next install on my laptop is incorrect, it has one deleted theme installed yet is "using" the default theme and the correct theme I picked is not even showing.

Asked by rbrtmac 6 months ago

Answered by rbrtmac 6 months ago

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how to make firefox to reload pinned tabs on startup

I recently deleted the file with firefox settings (can't remember the name) cause i was unable to what netflix/hbo. now however, whenever i open firefox my pinned tabs (1… (read more)

I recently deleted the file with firefox settings (can't remember the name) cause i was unable to what netflix/hbo. now however, whenever i open firefox my pinned tabs (16 tabs) does not reload the pages as in does not refresh the content of the page. it use to refresh the page inside these pinned tabs when i open firefox but now the pages are still the old version. i have to refresh these pinned tabs manually.

so is there any settings to make these pinned tabs to actually refresh the page when i open firefox? i'm confuse why firefox it still shows that its loading the page cause it actually show the same page content that was a day before.

Asked by user.for.forms 6 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Avast Passwords eol version?

Recently Firefox updated. It cleared all of my bookmarks and browser history isn't reloading my last session. I can get the bookmarks from Chrome. The big issue is how do… (read more)

Recently Firefox updated. It cleared all of my bookmarks and browser history isn't reloading my last session. I can get the bookmarks from Chrome. The big issue is how do I reintegrate Avast Passwords eol version? Without this I need to use Chrome which isn't my ideal choice.

Asked by dartallis 6 months ago

Answered by dartallis 6 months ago

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Grouping tabs

I would love it if I was able to group tabs in Firefox. Many other browsers are able to do this, but I love using Firefox and don't want to switch. However, I will if thi… (read more)

I would love it if I was able to group tabs in Firefox. Many other browsers are able to do this, but I love using Firefox and don't want to switch. However, I will if this functionality isn't implemented. I understand that grouping used to be a feature, so I am assuming it wouldn't be that hard to implement. Thank you!

Asked by Michael M. 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Problem with Downloads

I am having problems with doing downloads of any files from any website using Firefox. Every time, when I try to do a download, I get an error that the download failed. … (read more)

I am having problems with doing downloads of any files from any website using Firefox. Every time, when I try to do a download, I get an error that the download failed. I am running Firefox 98.0.2 on a Windows 10 laptop. If I use Microsoft Edge, the download is successful. Any help would be appreciated.

Carol

Asked by Carol5 6 months ago

Answered by Carol5 6 months ago

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Google search box white

Hi I originally posted this in the wrong area - under the Community Discussions. I'm not sure if this is due to another update, but since yesterday/today, I've noticed th… (read more)

Hi

I originally posted this in the wrong area - under the Community Discussions.

I'm not sure if this is due to another update, but since yesterday/today, I've noticed the Google search box is too white. And the text is so pale I can hardly read it. It looks washed out. I'm not sure if there's an option that can be adjusted...? This is with dark mode enabled, by the way.

Asked by DustyShinigami 6 months ago

Last reply by Terry 6 months ago

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Unable to restore previous session

Hi, My browser suddenly crashed and post restarting my system I am unable to restore previous session as was the option earlier. Please guide me on how to restore the lo… (read more)

Hi, My browser suddenly crashed and post restarting my system I am unable to restore previous session as was the option earlier. Please guide me on how to restore the lost tabs as I have lost some important information.

Thanks, Rajesh

Asked by rajesh291 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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Firefox not saving cookies for websites with exceptions

Firefox is not remembering the cookies and data of websites that I have saved under Exceptions. These sites are saved under Exceptions but I still have to log in every si… (read more)

Firefox is not remembering the cookies and data of websites that I have saved under Exceptions. These sites are saved under Exceptions but I still have to log in every single time I access those sites, regardless of the fact that are saved to the list.

Asked by cvwest 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Possible to search for text that is a download link and "click" it?

I have a site where I need to download 250 licenses individually for products I own. Each link is the same exact text "Download License". Is it possible search for that t… (read more)

I have a site where I need to download 250 licenses individually for products I own. Each link is the same exact text "Download License". Is it possible search for that term *and* somehow be able to "click" it using the keyboard instead of the mouse? I could fly through this process if I didn't have to use the mouse.

Asked by davefore 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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How do I get LIBREOFFICE to work in FF? D/L went fine. It's an AFTER D/L ERROR: requires a 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE. FF won't work with JAVA though. Can't find workaround add-on.

LibreOffice error: LibreOffice requires a 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart LibreOffice. https://hub.libreoff… (read more)

LibreOffice error: LibreOffice requires a 64-bit Java runtime environment (JRE) to perform this task. Please install a JRE and restart LibreOffice. https://hub.libreoffice.org/InstallJava/?LOlocale=en-US

I found nothing in FF extensions add-ons to facilitate this program/app. FF won't work with JAVA files but they provided no alternative. LibreOffice is the only free Office-like program/app. that is currently up and working today that I can find on any list I've pulled via browser on the first page or two.

It is so confusing to go to Edge or Chrome to use it - and hard to move things from FF over to Edge to get to LibreOffice - can't follow what I'm doing that way. I want to use FF. I feel safer there.

I don't trust downloading from random sites. Bait and switch for files. Malware. If there are is a trust-worthing d/l workaround pls tell me. I;m not up on them - not in the loop.

I need assistive technology really - this is just a start for me to get organized. You can give me advise on what keeps you swift and organized if you can too. Appreciate that much too. Thanks for any help.

Asked by islander1 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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MyAirris modem,router is locked out for to many attempts

I have an Airris modem router combo that is locked out for to many attempts. I have done a reset and it still wont unlock. I had the same problem wit a bank lockout on y… (read more)

I have an Airris modem router combo that is locked out for to many attempts. I have done a reset and it still wont unlock. I had the same problem wit a bank lockout on your website and i got out of it by accident when I found a security site on fire fox an it was in Preferences and it was listed as do not allow and allow, clicked on allow and that whole mes cleared instantly. did I write this down, no I will remember it SURE . cold you please tell me where it is

Asked by johnferrara633 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Microsoft Welcome page when browsing internet

When using firefox web browser to visit investors.com, I receive the attached image as the web page. I've been using this website on this browser for months and never ha… (read more)

When using firefox web browser to visit investors.com, I receive the attached image as the web page. I've been using this website on this browser for months and never had an issue until today.

Asked by corvinoconnor 6 months ago

Answered by Dropa 6 months ago

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prefs.js -- malware inserted

The Firefox prefs.js file was quarantined by avast yesterday. Message indicated malware had infected the file. Now when I click on the Firefox icon the MSN browser come… (read more)

The Firefox prefs.js file was quarantined by avast yesterday. Message indicated malware had infected the file. Now when I click on the Firefox icon the MSN browser comes up. How can I get back to using Firefox safely? Can I uninstall Firefox, then re-install it to make the problem go away?

Asked by shfergu 6 months ago

Last reply by James 6 months ago

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Spell check not working

I recently had to reinstall Firefox (now on 98.0.1 (64-bit)) to fix a problem with launching. In the process a lot of settings have been lost and the browser is refusing … (read more)

I recently had to reinstall Firefox (now on 98.0.1 (64-bit)) to fix a problem with launching. In the process a lot of settings have been lost and the browser is refusing to check my spelling as I type. When I right click in this or other boxes there is no option relating to it. I have clicked and unclicked and reclicked the "Check your spelling as you type" box on settings to no avail. How can I get the spell check back?

Asked by timrollpickering 6 months ago

Answered by Dropa 6 months ago

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Time Zones

I moved my computer from NM (Mountain Time) to VA (Eastern Time). Windows has reset to ET. The computer is ET, but anything in Firefox is two hours off. My incoming em… (read more)

I moved my computer from NM (Mountain Time) to VA (Eastern Time). Windows has reset to ET. The computer is ET, but anything in Firefox is two hours off. My incoming emails (outlook.com) are all timestamped two hours earlier than reality. Items in website (Google) calendars all disappear two hours early, though I have reset my Google calendar to ET. How can I reset Firefox to my current time zone?

Asked by Evelyn Henson 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago