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Firefox saves file when "Open with" is selected.

Hello! I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work … (read more)

Hello!

I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work around to get the "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt.

Is this no longer possible?

Thanks.

Asked by zed 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Opening attachments to emails

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. … (read more)

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. How can this be fixed? Or, how can I download a previous version of Firefox and not have any updates?

Asked by inwest 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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download status bar help

After the last update, every time i download something the download display pops open and shows all of my downloads. This used to only happen when i actually clicked on i… (read more)

After the last update, every time i download something the download display pops open and shows all of my downloads. This used to only happen when i actually clicked on it, not every time i downloaded something. It's annoying to have to either close it after every download or have it take up a good part of the screen. how do i stop this from happening?

To clarify, the download library window doesn't open, just that menu that drops down when you click the download button.

Asked by anddje11111 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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500 error version 98.0.1

It is very frustrating that Firefox requires updates so often. I only have my banking in FF because it does seem more secure than other browsers. So I need to do banking … (read more)

It is very frustrating that Firefox requires updates so often. I only have my banking in FF because it does seem more secure than other browsers. So I need to do banking immediately and FF of course wants to upgrade. Ok, I upgrade to 98.0.1 Now I get 500 error when I attempt to log into my one banking account. There is no error when I use Chrome. And so I revert back to version 97.0 and now I'm forced to use a new profile. Ok, I use the new profile and lo and behold I can now log into my bank account without any 500 error. So obviously the latest version has some problem with authentication. So I try to get version 97.0 to utilize my previous profile. But it won't every time I select my good profile as the default and relaunch it relaunches with 98.0.1 which must be stored someplace in the profile data.

How do I get the good profile to open with the older version of the software? There must be some file in the profile set of files that I can edit to get it to think it is version 97.0 and be able to start my good profile with my good version of FF. Please help!!

Asked by nfink@litebiz.net 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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View attachment problem with Yahoo mail in Firefox

Recently I found that I can no longer view attachment in Yahoo mail without downloading them. Previously I was given an option to view or download. I suspect this is an… (read more)

Recently I found that I can no longer view attachment in Yahoo mail without downloading them. Previously I was given an option to view or download. I suspect this is an update issue. Is there a way to correct this to the previous options?

Asked by algaines66 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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changes to file download locations in version 98

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, e… (read more)

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, even if I'm not saving it, is saving a copy of itself onto my desktop. (To be precise, D:\OneDrive\Desktop). And I look at up to 20 files per day, so this is getting pretty annoying.

My regular downloads directory still exists, and that should be where temporary copies of files are being stored prior to my closing or saving them (right?). But it's empty.

Note that under Settings > General > Downloads, the default is set to Always Ask rather than one specific directory. However I believe that is for the "permanent" version of the files, not the temporary version.

How do I get Firefox to revert back to the pre-98 defaults for the temporary versions of files? I was hoping this change was a mistake but I see that 98.01 did not fix it and from the article referenced above, it looks like changes were made deliberately. And the desktop is clearly not a place where temporary files should be being placed.

Thanks.

Asked by Brent 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Gmail Accounts Not Working

Starting up my Mac up on March 10, a notification from Firefox was on the screen thanking me for using the browser and notifying me my Firefox is up-date. From that poin… (read more)

Starting up my Mac up on March 10, a notification from Firefox was on the screen thanking me for using the browser and notifying me my Firefox is up-date. From that point and continuing, none of my Gmail accounts are receiving emails. The last dated email all show on March 10th was receipt of a last email for several accounts. What gives and what do I need to do in order to correct my Gmail account email problem(s)? I'm a dedicated Firefox browser user and have been for many years without experiencing a single problem with it up until this. I love Firefox and very comfortable using it but I also need my emails and also questioning where the emails sent and not received went to and how to retrieve them, if at all? Any solutions to my situation?

Asked by William 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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censoring my emails

I AM" GETTING DAMN TIRED OF GETTING BLOCKED OUT FROM EMAILS. WATCHING A JUGGLER IS CUT OFF. WATCHING DANCERS, CUT OFF. BILL O'RIELLY- CUT OFF. A MAGICIAN DOING A TRI… (read more)

I AM" GETTING DAMN TIRED OF GETTING BLOCKED OUT FROM EMAILS. WATCHING A JUGGLER IS CUT OFF. WATCHING DANCERS, CUT OFF. BILL O'RIELLY- CUT OFF. A MAGICIAN DOING A TRICK IS A SECURITY THREAT?? NEWS MAX ITEMS-CUT OFF OAN- CUT OFF. HOW STUPID AND FRUSTRATING. OF COURSE, NO PHONE NUMBER. QUIT GIVING ME THIS "UN-SECURE SOURCE CRAP". IF YOU DON'T QUIT CENSORING MY EMAILS-YOUR CUT OFF. YOUR SECURITY PEOPLE MUST ALL BE DEMOCRATS OR A HALF BUBBLE OFF

Asked by mr.mebble 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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I can not update from 78 to 91

DISCLAIMER: THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED! Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went … (read more)

DISCLAIMER: THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED! Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Firefox 78. I saw that on an article there is 91 and 95. It is 11/3/21, and no update is showing up which a help article said "On 11/2/21, users can update to Firefox-ESR version 91." I couldn't update, so I am now asking for help. Its also going VERY SLOW which I can barely run scratch, google, and even the homepage. Please give me answers so I can fix the problem. Thanks, cogithedog.

Asked by this is a display name. 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can’t delete emails from Trash

On my Mac (this doesn’t happen one my IPAd or phone), I can’t delete yesterday’s webmail from Trash. Today’s trash is OK. Someone suggested that it was a problem of my pr… (read more)

On my Mac (this doesn’t happen one my IPAd or phone), I can’t delete yesterday’s webmail from Trash. Today’s trash is OK. Someone suggested that it was a problem of my provider. They tried (EarthLink) and couldn’t fix it. Should I delete Firefox on my computer and reinstall it?

Asked by lily_mastiff 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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About 6 months ago files from Firefox and from other providers started displaying variations in parts of text, sheets of yellow pixels on graphics and black ares of pixels obscuring parts of text. Uninstall and download again did not cure problem.

bold text Please suggest a cause or cure? The attached file is a simple example after just uninstalling and downloading again. Local tech person suggested an earlier upda… (read more)

bold text Please suggest a cause or cure? The attached file is a simple example after just uninstalling and downloading again. Local tech person suggested an earlier update received an error in a bit somewhere and new installation would fix - but that's not working.

Asked by foresteralmanac 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Mailto action choices doesn't include yahoo mail

My other laptops and desktops have "Use Yahoo! Mail" as the mailto choice. This new desktop doesn't have that option after I installed Firefox. (does have Gmail though) … (read more)

My other laptops and desktops have "Use Yahoo! Mail" as the mailto choice. This new desktop doesn't have that option after I installed Firefox. (does have Gmail though)

Asked by X-warrior 1 year ago

Answered by X-warrior 1 year ago

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Open PDF attachment

I want to just open a PDF attachment and not have it download. FIrefox would contstantly reset a setting to where it saved it and I would change it back to open with Ado… (read more)

I want to just open a PDF attachment and not have it download. FIrefox would contstantly reset a setting to where it saved it and I would change it back to open with Adobe. Now I just noticed even though the settings have not changed it is saving the attachment in addition to opening it. It is very annoying. I do not want to save the attachment, I just want to view it. I do not see any other setting to check or change.

Asked by gdfish78 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Downloads

When I downloaded a file, I used to get a box which asked what I wanted to do, save the file or open. Now, I cannot open any download, it defaults to automatically saving… (read more)

When I downloaded a file, I used to get a box which asked what I wanted to do, save the file or open. Now, I cannot open any download, it defaults to automatically saving. How can I get the box back which asks me what I want to do.

Asked by kevin184 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox 98.0.1 upgrade causing problems.

After the automatic upgrade to 98.0.1 I have 2 problems: 1. In a window with an image that I zoom in on I can no longer drag the image around to view. 2. I can no longer … (read more)

After the automatic upgrade to 98.0.1 I have 2 problems: 1. In a window with an image that I zoom in on I can no longer drag the image around to view. 2. I can no longer minimize or close a window with the + -. This part works fine until I open a second window. If I go into troubleshoot mode the + and - are bright (not as a background window) but they still don't work.

Asked by JPCaveman 1 year ago

Answered by JPCaveman 1 year ago