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Open downloaded wordprocessing file

I upgraded to version 98 on March 12, 2022 now on March 13, 2022 when I download a .docx file it no longer opens in WordPerfect as it did in version 97.0.2! Instead it a… (read more)

I upgraded to version 98 on March 12, 2022 now on March 13, 2022 when I download a .docx file it no longer opens in WordPerfect as it did in version 97.0.2! Instead it asks to SAVE the file! That is NOT what I want to do! I want to open it without saving. I have spent a lot of time this morning trying to figure this out and getting no where.

Asked by h.jane.brink 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

FF98 "Always Open Similar Files" in downloads isn't there!!!

The new Firefox 98 has broken some functionality my company users in our ERP. Instead of passing a file type off to the needed application, it is now downloading it so my… (read more)

The new Firefox 98 has broken some functionality my company users in our ERP. Instead of passing a file type off to the needed application, it is now downloading it so my users have to then click in the downloads area to execute the call for the report.

Per the release notes, there should be an option to ALWAYS OPEN SIMILAR FILES in the down loads section but its not there on any of our PC's.

Anyone run into this yet?

Asked by Tiny4409 3 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 3 months ago

latest version of firefox no longer asks to open specific file types.

I do a lot of software troubleshooting where people send me files in discord that end in .cfg or .conf. Up until the latest release, firefox would let me just open them s… (read more)

I do a lot of software troubleshooting where people send me files in discord that end in .cfg or .conf. Up until the latest release, firefox would let me just open them straight in my text editor instead of downloading them, but now it automatically opens the "download to" prompt without asking.

I haven't messed with any settings, and I can replicate the issue on 3 separate computers so I'm fairly certain it has something to do with the firefox update. Is there any workaround?

Asked by cbc02009 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

Disable annoying Download popup windows...

Why is not possibe disable the popup window for download section? They are disturbing the experience terribly and also you marker apeearing the toolbar icon for Downloa… (read more)

Why is not possibe disable the popup window for download section? They are disturbing the experience terribly and also you marker apeearing the toolbar icon for Downloads Furthermore why are uimposing somerghinfg the for the user to change options/settings for this featue. As mentioned it is highly intervening with the product expierence , for me so much I that seriously consider chanmger my browser and leave Firefox ,

Asked by Tuigje van den Righel 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

how could i disble the download bar showing itself automaticly...?

how could i disble the download bar showing itself automaticly...? it only waste the user time that if the user downloading 1000 up pictures by each click with using mous… (read more)

how could i disble the download bar showing itself automaticly...? it only waste the user time that if the user downloading 1000 up pictures by each click with using mouse....because when a user download 1 picture, he must click on a blank place to ensure not click the wrong place (downloading progress).

I hope if user downloading pictures, the download bar dont disturbing the user each times! It make me crazy

Asked by kyo_028168 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

unnecessary downloads

Downloading .pdf files from my cloud-based production software....the issue I am having is this: I ask to open, not save, and an undeleteable text file downloads to my d… (read more)

Downloading .pdf files from my cloud-based production software....the issue I am having is this: I ask to open, not save, and an undeleteable text file downloads to my desktop and the .pdf file saves on my desktop. I have the .pdf option under settings saved as "ask". This all started with the new update. Please fix or I am going to another browser. Thank you -

Asked by info7095 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Download status windows

My Firefox browser was updated to the latest version. It annoys me a lot whenever I download something from the Internet and a small window appeared to show the status of… (read more)

My Firefox browser was updated to the latest version. It annoys me a lot whenever I download something from the Internet and a small window appeared to show the status of the downloading file. Please support to get rid of this thing because I cannot file any option to turn off this function.

Asked by reirei14348 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Downloading attachments

Foxfire just updated. I no longer have the option to save attachments to "Downloads" or the place I specify - it just opens in a browser window. Opening in a browser wind… (read more)

Foxfire just updated. I no longer have the option to save attachments to "Downloads" or the place I specify - it just opens in a browser window. Opening in a browser window is the WORST option for me. I cannot find the Options to change it.

Asked by robyn_sue 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Downloading files / pics management seems broken

It seems after latest update the download management is broken. I used to be able to download a jpeg or image and it would automatically download it to a pic folder I ha… (read more)

It seems after latest update the download management is broken.

I used to be able to download a jpeg or image and it would automatically download it to a pic folder I have set up. And if I download a pdf or some other file type it would download it to my dedicated Firefox download folder.

Now No matter what I do it treats all the file types the same as far as where they go when downloaded and it will not remember my last folder for that file type.

I know there is a section in the settings to tell FF what to do with each file type, but FF no longer will automatically download jpegs for example to the pics folder I set up, FF always just puts the jpegs in my FF download folder for all other file types.

It's been the same way for a long time and it worked fine, no it seems with last update functionality has been broken compared to how it used to be.

Is there any way to go back to previous behavior? Just like many FF updates lately, it seems to break things and make things more difficult than they used to be.

Windows 10 64

Asked by BWX232 3 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 3 months ago

Hide recent downloads

Recently there was a change how Firefox behaves regarding the recent downloads pop-up menu. Up until 98.0 if I downloaded an item, the "Download" icon showed that there i… (read more)

Recently there was a change how Firefox behaves regarding the recent downloads pop-up menu.

Up until 98.0 if I downloaded an item, the "Download" icon showed that there is a new downloaded item (it became "active", recolored to blue, so just like a nofiication icon), and If I clicked on the "Download" icon (down arrow), than it showed (a small pop-up below the download icon) the 3 recent items that were downloaded.

In 98.0 this was changed.

Now if I download an item, the recent downloaded pop-up list becomes active, and shows the recent items. So if I control the page with keyboard, I have to move back to the page, because now the keyboard input is controlling that small pop-up recent downloads.

If I download an item, just recolor/notify the download icon to blue showing that there is a new item, DON'T show me the recent downloads, and DON'T make that pop-up active, because I use mostly keyboard, and it is hard to control the page with keyboard presses, when that pop-up comes up.

I want the recent download pop-up functionality as it was before 98.0.

How do I change this behavior back? How do I turn off to NOT open the recent downloads pop-up automatically after each download?

Asked by daihelyon 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

How do I turn off Download status dropdown window?

I like the button that shows the status of anything I elect to download (e.g. an image to put in an error report). However about a week ago I started getting a pulldown … (read more)

I like the button that shows the status of anything I elect to download (e.g. an image to put in an error report).

However about a week ago I started getting a pulldown style display in addition to the little status icon. Is there any way to shut that off? It's annoying.

Asked by Havan_Ironoak 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Download / open file problem

Hi, after the latest update, in settings, if i select for a specific file type "ask what to do" or "open", the firefox still download the file, not just open with that se… (read more)

Hi,

after the latest update, in settings, if i select for a specific file type "ask what to do" or "open", the firefox still download the file, not just open with that selected program. Why, and how can i disable the download when i want to open with program.

Before this update, worked fine, when i selected "open" option for a file, that opened the specific program and don't downloaded the file.

Asked by h.imre.antal 3 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 2 months ago

PDF View instead of PDF Download

I use KOFAX PDF software as my default viewer and up until recently, when I viewed a PDF using FIREFOX and according to my personal settings, it would open using KOFAX an… (read more)

I use KOFAX PDF software as my default viewer and up until recently, when I viewed a PDF using FIREFOX and according to my personal settings, it would open using KOFAX and I could view and then download if i desired. As of recent, without me changing any of my settings, FIREFOX opens the PDF but will download the file every time. I want to be able to view and then download if I so wish, not, view and auto download. I have tried every combination under Settings / Applications. This is a big issue for me as I view multiple PDF's and have to empty my download folder. This was a major factor in me choosing and recommending FIREFOX to friends, family & business associates. As I stated before, this was never an issue until recently.

Asked by usadeclan 3 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 3 months ago

PDF Files are downloaded to my computer even though setting is set to open with Acrobat Reader

Hello, Just recently, PDF files are now automatically downloaded in my designated download location even though that in the Applications settings, I have chosen Use Adobe… (read more)

Hello,

Just recently, PDF files are now automatically downloaded in my designated download location even though that in the Applications settings, I have chosen Use Adobe Acrobat Reader when a PDF file is to be opened.

A software I use for work generates a lot of PDF files and up to a few days ago, they would open in Adobe and then I would decide to save them if needed. Now they open in Adobe but save them on my desktop at the same time (chosen location for downloads).

Is this happening to anyone else? Is there a way to resolve this in the about:config menu?

Thanks for the help everyone.

Asked by spiderman2600 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

POWERPOINT NO LONGER SHOWING IN SETTINGS - APPLICATIONS

Hi. Suddenly mid workflow I can only open a PP document by saving it. Usually I would go to SETTINGS - APPLICATIONS and switch out the preference to 'always ask' - howeve… (read more)

Hi. Suddenly mid workflow I can only open a PP document by saving it. Usually I would go to SETTINGS - APPLICATIONS and switch out the preference to 'always ask' - however PP now doesn't appear in the menu. How can I add it so I can change the download setting? And why has it suddenly disappeared? I am using / downloading them all the time? Thanks in advance. Regards, Brigitte

Asked by oberlander.brigitte 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

Handling of pdf files in Firefox

Updating to version 98.0 onwards Firefox has started saving a copy of every pdf file I view (open) in my downloads folder. My settings have not changed: Tools->Setting… (read more)

Updating to version 98.0 onwards Firefox has started saving a copy of every pdf file I view (open) in my downloads folder.

My settings have not changed:

Tools->Settings->General->Applications: - pdf (application/download): Always ask - pdf (application/force-download): Always ask - pdf (application/pdf): Use Adobe Acrobat DC - pdf (application/x-download): Always ask

And when the "ask" dialog pops up, I choose "open".

I have tried all standard methods/troubleshooting, including resetting the handlers.json file.

The only way to avoid getting a copy in the downloads folder is if I choose "Open in Firefox" (application/pdf) instead of "Use Adobe Acrobat DC".

Any solution to this?

Thanks Michael

Asked by info7097 3 months ago

Last reply by Linda 1 month ago

Files being downloaded even though "Open in Firefox" is selected

I know firefox version 98.0 changed how downloads work, but I have my settings for downloads set to "Always ask you where to save files" and specifically for PDF files, I… (read more)

I know firefox version 98.0 changed how downloads work, but I have my settings for downloads set to "Always ask you where to save files" and specifically for PDF files, I have the action set to "Always ask". However, when I click download on a PDF file and then select "open with firefox" as the action option, the file not only opens in the browser, but also gets downloaded automatically without even allowing me to select where. Is this intended behavior? There are lots of times I just want to view a file and not actually download it, and this is quite annoying.

Asked by lukaslemke22 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

Why are PDF documents downloading AND opening?

Under my settings / applications, PDF files are listed twice as (application/force-download) AND (application/pdf). As a result, when I open a PDF file from within Firefo… (read more)

Under my settings / applications, PDF files are listed twice as (application/force-download) AND (application/pdf). As a result, when I open a PDF file from within Firefox, the file opens AND downloads. I do NOT want it to download and ONLY want it to open. I have changed the setting to 'Always ask' and every other setting available, yet it continues to download AND open. How to I change it to OPEN only and NOT download?

Asked by bryan47 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago