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compressed downloads?

Yesterday all files and folders on my (win10) desktop suddenly got two blue arrows on them. I googled the problem and it turned out that the desktop folder had gotten the… (read more)

Yesterday all files and folders on my (win10) desktop suddenly got two blue arrows on them. I googled the problem and it turned out that the desktop folder had gotten the setting for compressing all its content turned on. I changed it back to no compression and the arrows disappeared. Today it happened again, and I changed it back again. However, I noticed that all newly downloaded files are still getting compressed. I made a new folder for the downloads (previously the went straight to the desktop), and the files I copied in to it are fine but all new downloads from FF still get compressed. When I download from Chrome it's fine.

Is this a Firefox problem? I looked through the settings but can't find anything relating to compression.

Asked by AnnaPannda 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation. Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is fu… (read more)

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is full.

The first time it happened I thought that the problem was with the downloads, until I saw that my removable disk was full.

But if a warning message appears, no guessing will be needed.

Asked by tamajongphilip 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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download gets after some seconds stuck

I tried to download a 37GB game overnight and it almost worked but got stuck at 33GB. I got a message saying "failed" but I can continue the download. When I continue it … (read more)

I tried to download a 37GB game overnight and it almost worked but got stuck at 33GB. I got a message saying "failed" but I can continue the download. When I continue it goes on for some seconds and gets stuck again

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30KWVfGnBxs

Asked by L4pp3nLP 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I make all downloads read-write?

I download a lot of images from a particular site that need to be rotated in Windows Photo Viewer. When they are downloaded, they are read only and does NOT allow me to… (read more)

I download a lot of images from a particular site that need to be rotated in Windows Photo Viewer. When they are downloaded, they are read only and does NOT allow me to rotate, so I have to go to the Downloads folder, right click, Properties, uncheck "read only".

I would like to be able to download the file and rotate without any additional actions.

Asked by rklockner 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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will not let me download important software.

had to download firefox so i could download important work software. Firefox says my work download possibly malicious & wont let me. I have hit all allow buttons. I a… (read more)

had to download firefox so i could download important work software. Firefox says my work download possibly malicious & wont let me. I have hit all allow buttons. I am also not very computer literate. HELP

Asked by zeusthor 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Downloads are slow in Firefox fast in other browsers

I have a pervasive problem where downloads of moderately sized files (> 100MB) are very slow in Firefox but fast in Chrome. When I begin downloads the speed is fine at… (read more)

I have a pervasive problem where downloads of moderately sized files (> 100MB) are very slow in Firefox but fast in Chrome. When I begin downloads the speed is fine at around 4MB/s but it quickly drops down to < 200Kb/s. This happens across multiple websites and when on different WiFi networks. However when I attempt to download these same files using Google Chrome they maintain the initial 4MB/s download speed for the entire duration. I have already tried running Firefox in safe mode and resetting it using the "Refresh Firefox" help page. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.

Asked by nchodosh 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Previously, firefox had the system to automatically resume the failed downloads, but now it's not happening that way.

If the download gets interrupted somehow due to network problems or sleep mode of the laptop, it is not resuming from the same point as it happened before in firefox. Rat… (read more)

If the download gets interrupted somehow due to network problems or sleep mode of the laptop, it is not resuming from the same point as it happened before in firefox. Rather, file starts getting downloaded from the beginning.

Asked by priyansha 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Problem: Some downloads like Vivaldi 2.1 for Windows released today are stuck at 0 bytes/sec in Firefox 63.0 Stable (October 25, 2018)

Sometimes stopping and then immediately restarting what I'm trying to download in Firefox three or four times gets Firefox to download the file to my OneDrive. But in thi… (read more)

Sometimes stopping and then immediately restarting what I'm trying to download in Firefox three or four times gets Firefox to download the file to my OneDrive. But in this case, it doesn't. I want to overwrite the old Vivaldi 2.0 installer file in my OneDrive programs folder with the new Vivaldi 2.1 installer file (.EXE) in my OneDrive "Programs" folder. I'm glad in addition to Firefox reaching version 63.0 Stable two days ago, Vivaldi has reached version 2.1 today. Firefox 63 Stable has many bugs that are easy to notice and need fixing sooner rather than later in my experiences and opinion.

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When trying to install with the linux package it never actually lets me get to the actul linux file to download it pls help !!

I am operaing a debian wheezy szstem which should be compatible with the linux download and I have iceweasel installed as well but ,when trying to install with the linux … (read more)

I am operaing a debian wheezy szstem which should be compatible with the linux download and I have iceweasel installed as well but ,when trying to install with the linux package it never actually lets me get to the actul linux file to download it pls help !!

Asked by callum1972 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Why can i not download off youtube?

1 minute i was downloading the next i wasn't able to i don't know why i didn't change anything checked space and the add on and tried different addons but nothing happene… (read more)

1 minute i was downloading the next i wasn't able to i don't know why i didn't change anything checked space and the add on and tried different addons but nothing happened when i went to download

Asked by Michael7678 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How to occasionally choose download location?

I'm generally happy for my downloads to all go into the same Downloads folder but occasionally I want to redirect it elsewhere. It would be cool if there was a keyboard b… (read more)

I'm generally happy for my downloads to all go into the same Downloads folder but occasionally I want to redirect it elsewhere. It would be cool if there was a keyboard button I can press while clicking on a link so that I get to choose where it downloads to on those occasions. Is there such a key?

Asked by THX1138b 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I limit the number of simultaneous downloads?

I am often downloading multiple files and, once the number exceeds 3, there is sometimes a fail on some of them. Is there a way to limit the number of simultaneous downl… (read more)

I am often downloading multiple files and, once the number exceeds 3, there is sometimes a fail on some of them. Is there a way to limit the number of simultaneous downloads and have the remaining ones in a queue?

By the way please pass it on that there are masses of people who would like to see "Down them all" return! It was a superb download manager and there is nothing out there that comes close to replacing it.

Asked by bobd522 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

Download finishing but without the correct filename nor extension.

I'm using firefox 74 on ubuntu 20.04. I'm facing an issue with my firefox browser since a long time when dowloading file or attachement. The download is completing but th… (read more)

I'm using firefox 74 on ubuntu 20.04. I'm facing an issue with my firefox browser since a long time when dowloading file or attachement. The download is completing but the file or attachement appear with a generic file name without extension. Everytime I need to go file browser or terminal console and change the file name and extension to the correct one prior to open the file. I tried to reset the firefox browser but it doesn't solve the problem. Attachement below for your reference.

Asked by discyan 2 months ago

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Unable to choose location when saving file. Browse option gone.

In the past couple days I have lost the ability to choose (browse) the location when saving a file. It will only allow downloading into the downloaded folder. I have sele… (read more)

In the past couple days I have lost the ability to choose (browse) the location when saving a file.

It will only allow downloading into the downloaded folder.
I have selected "always ask me where to save files." in the options.
I have uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it. This has not helped.
The browse feature is gone in the save window as well as the open file window. 

To add an image to this question I had to move it to the specific folder that opens to get the screen shot to you.

It did not give me the option to browse and find it.  Also you can see the file name area is also missing at the bottom of the window as well.

This is only happening in Firefox. No other program has been effected.

I hope you can help. I would hate to be forced to use another browser. Thanks so much.

Asked by arxmechanica 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Downloaded files loose their extentions.

Firefox 53.0.3 (32 bit) When I download files (zip and pdf) from http://www.card.infocamere.it/infocard/pub/richiesta-rinnovo_5633 they loose their extentions. So they ar… (read more)

Firefox 53.0.3 (32 bit)

When I download files (zip and pdf) from http://www.card.infocamere.it/infocard/pub/richiesta-rinnovo_5633 they loose their extentions. So they are not correctly opened.

Asked by amven 3 years ago

Last reply by bygabyga 3 years ago

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How to disable confirmation while downloading files

When I try to download any file a confirmation dialog appears (see attached file). I don't need it. Its quite annoying. I just need to download a file without any confirm… (read more)

When I try to download any file a confirmation dialog appears (see attached file). I don't need it. Its quite annoying. I just need to download a file without any confirmations. How to disable this behaviour? As you see there is no no checkbox "Do not ask me again..." or "Always perform this action when handling files of this type" in this dialog. I also set up option "browser.download.forbid_open_with" to true in about:config but it doesn't help. I need to start downloading immediately after opening a link to exe-file (this one for example): https://www.win-rar.com/postdownload.html?&L=4&f=winrar-x64-561am.exe&spV=true

Asked by AlexeiGromov 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago