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How to prevent DOWNLOADING of video (not merely prevent autoplay) in Firefox

This may sound like word games, but I'm not trying to be funny, merely specific. So I'm on a network with limited bandwidth. Therefore it's critical for me to understand… (read more)

This may sound like word games, but I'm not trying to be funny, merely specific.

So I'm on a network with limited bandwidth. Therefore it's critical for me to understand what settings I can configure (if any) that will prevent the DOWNLOAD of video and/or large images from web sites.

For example, your basic site nowadays probably uses HTML5 and may use that vs. the old-style Flash plug-ins to embed video. And yep classic HTML links with references to image files for the images.

Back in the day you could configure a browser to ignore these references and then the browser would not even attempt to fetch the referenced image or video files. I've recently started using Firefox again, and I'm trying to learn how Firefox handles this in the HTML5 era (or rather what dumb users like me are supposed to do nowadays).

I'm noticing most of the help literature is regarding disabling settings of the auto-PLAY feature. However, due to my ignorance of modern Firefox, perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but most of it seems to involve disabling plug-ins that activate after the file is downloaded, not preventing the actual download. Similar to if I'm using Microsoft Word to view a DOCX file from a web site, uninstalling Word doesn't prevent the DOCX file from downloading. What I don't want to do is cheerfully disable the video playing while my browser still happily downloads the video in the background... because my main goal is not to avoid the annoyance of autoplay, but my goal is to conserve bandwidth on my connection.

FYI I'm using the latest version of Firefox Quantum on Manjaro Linux.

Thanks for advice anyone can provide in helping bring me into the "now" of modern Firefox, or who can point me to any further help articles or instructions to help educate me about this. If I'm over-reading and disabling auto-PLAY also inherently disables the downloading of the associated media, super, but that distinction is not obvious in any of the documentation I've seen so far.

Thanks!!

Asked by FireRabbit 1 year ago

Answered by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Downloaded videos got deleted automatically

Hi I had downloaded some videos in firefox but when I checked downloads folder there was none of the videos were there.this is the second time I am facing this problem an… (read more)

Hi I had downloaded some videos in firefox but when I checked downloads folder there was none of the videos were there.this is the second time I am facing this problem and I don't even have any anti virus on my PC ( except windows defender). Is there any way to get them back?

Asked by Karthik135 2 years ago

Answered by Karthik135 2 years ago

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Downloading problem in existing firefox web browser

when i download anything it doesent download , and even not seen in downloads, sometimes it downloads without extention and random nameDownloading problem in existing fir… (read more)

when i download anything it doesent download , and even not seen in downloads, sometimes it downloads without extention and random nameDownloading problem in existing firefox web browser

Asked by Dexohel 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Links from external programs don't open in Firefox 54. It just opens up a window with my home page.

Hello I recently downloaded the latest version of Firefox 54 for Linux. Everything worked great however even after making it the default browser links from external progr… (read more)

Hello I recently downloaded the latest version of Firefox 54 for Linux. Everything worked great however even after making it the default browser links from external programs such as Pidgin won't open in a new tab in firefox. Instead a new window will pop-up with my home page. I've tried solving it by uninstalling the other version of firefox I downloaded from the repository (Firefox 45)

I fear it might be because I didn't really install it, instead I just ran the file directly form the download labed just firefox. It seems to be working fine and there was no README file so I assumed that was the way it should've been done.

Asked by AnimatedFreak 3 years ago

Answered by bygabyga 3 years ago

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is there an add-on that allows me to control the download speed ?

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exa… (read more)

just like the question says, is there any add-on that lets me control/limit my download speed ? for example i have a 2 Mbps connection, i want my download speed to be exactly 200 KB. any add-on out there that allows me to do just that ? thank you

Asked by moby90 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How to download full directories from the Mozilla FTP website?

How to download directories from the Mozilla old Firefox version website? https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ On macOS Sierra. I've used programs like DownThemA… (read more)

How to download directories from the Mozilla old Firefox version website? https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/

On macOS Sierra. I've used programs like DownThemAll but I can't get them to download the whole version directory. None of the guides online help.

Asked by amhol 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox couldnt load XPCOM DURING Installation WTF GIVES???

Seriously. This is downright stupid. I attempted to download Firefox for the first time on this laptop and got a "This file is corrupt" error before the downloading porti… (read more)

Seriously. This is downright stupid. I attempted to download Firefox for the first time on this laptop and got a "This file is corrupt" error before the downloading portion was even done. I cancelled the download and retried and it went all the way though although it froze temporarily around the 66% mark and then finished. But after that I got "couldn't load XPCOM" so I did I completely uninstalled Firefox and then attempted to reinstall and again at the 66% mark at downloading I got "Couldn't load XPCOM"...the heck is going on with this oversized hunk of junk?

Asked by Acanex88 3 years ago

Answered by Happy112 3 years ago

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Firefox asks me what to do with a login.do when logging in to Adobe.com.au.

Hi, When I try to login to adobe.com.au, I get a dialog box asking me what to do with a login.do file. I do not have this problem on any other website I login to, and I… (read more)

Hi,

When I try to login to adobe.com.au, I get a dialog box asking me what to do with a login.do file. I do not have this problem on any other website I login to, and I can login to the site using IE or Chrome. It worked some weeks back but I am not sure what version of FF that was or what Windows 7 level it was before any Win7 updates. Adobe tells me it is a FF problem but I am not so sure.

TIA

Steve

Asked by OzSteveC 4 years ago

Answered by guigs 4 years ago

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How can I save files as filename, not title, by default?

After "Refresh"ing Firefox, it now by default saves a file with the page title, not the filename. I can no longer find out how to change this default behaviour (presumab… (read more)

After "Refresh"ing Firefox, it now by default saves a file with the page title, not the filename. I can no longer find out how to change this default behaviour (presumably I'd used an addon that has been deleted). This is extremely inconvenient - many archives have large numbers of filenames like "<number>.txt", e.g. "234567.txt", but all with the same title. I don't understand why keeping the old Firefox default was not made an option when you changed to saving by title!

Asked by EwartShaw 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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changing dowloads to .part

all downloads of late on my applemac pro tower via firefox end up like f5crcVdN.zip.part also seen this start to happen on a new imac also any file even a pdf will end up… (read more)

all downloads of late on my applemac pro tower via firefox end up like f5crcVdN.zip.part also seen this start to happen on a new imac also any file even a pdf will end up name.pdf.part just dropping .part on the end, also now see spell checker not working in hotmail via firefox but ok with chrome

chris

Asked by chris701 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Downloads does not finish in some cases

Hello, I could also noticed that sometimes FF does not finishes the its downloads : that point is really annoying (I'm using Download manager S3 which is really basic). S… (read more)

Hello,

I could also noticed that sometimes FF does not finishes the its downloads : that point is really annoying (I'm using Download manager S3 which is really basic). Some times (specially when the Internet connexion is heavy loaded (e.g; when a lot of download are done by uGet at the same time) , some downloads simply put them in standby, without the ability to restart them which is very annoying.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Ldp06000

Asked by ldp06000 4 years ago

Answered by finitarry 4 years ago

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I can't change options so that I can store downloads in a new location

Hi. I'm deployed with the Army in Romania. When I found out I was deploying, I had a huge library of movies, tv, and music on an external hard drive. I have it synched wi… (read more)

Hi. I'm deployed with the Army in Romania. When I found out I was deploying, I had a huge library of movies, tv, and music on an external hard drive. I have it synched with my home system, and to remedy this, got a second external hard drive and a computer with a wee tiny baby sized hard drive (25gb). I never download anything onto it, but it fills up just the same. Now it's gotten so full that I can't save a single thing. My external has 500 free gigs, so I went into Mozilla Options to change the destination folder. Seems easy, right? It won't take though. Not even for a second. I click on the "Browse" button next to where it says: Save files to: (default setting is downloads). I then browse to the external, which, by the way, is working very well otherwise. I get to my desired "new" download folder, select the folder, then the Save files to: still says "Downloads."

I like Firefox, and prefer it to anything out there. My wife likes Safari and Opera as well as Firefox, but I use these only when on her computer. Like most sane people, I loathe Internet Explorer Version: All, but am now at my wits end on this problem. I'm still going to use Firefox for most things, but will use the detestable IE only because I can't dl even a different browser (like I don't even have 10 KB of space!) If you have a fix plz let me know. Downloading a patch is currently not an option, as again, I can't download anything at all.

Asked by yxnarbo 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Many download lead to firefox crash can't remove

Hi, I've downloaded 1300 files in the same time via firefox, which lead to firefox to crash and when ever I strat the download resume and do crash. i tried to enter via … (read more)

Hi,

I've downloaded 1300 files in the same time via firefox, which lead to firefox to crash and when ever I strat the download resume and do crash. i tried to enter via safemode but i could't remove the download queue.

Asked by ockba 5 years ago

Answered by cor-el 5 years ago

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GoComics comics default filename

When saving GoComics comics, the filename is a 32-character hex number instead of the initials and date that GoComics provides as a filename. This changed when Firefox up… (read more)

When saving GoComics comics, the filename is a 32-character hex number instead of the initials and date that GoComics provides as a filename. This changed when Firefox upgraded itself to 39.0. Can I fix this? (My husband just upgraded his Linux computer to the lastest Linux version, and it now does the same thing.)

Asked by bfrg1513 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Downloadhelper won't download certain videos

It works on most videos but there are several that won't download properly. Whenever I try it says "0 bytes" and the video won't play with Media Player, Realplayer, or an… (read more)

It works on most videos but there are several that won't download properly. Whenever I try it says "0 bytes" and the video won't play with Media Player, Realplayer, or any other program. Does anyone know how to fix this or another Firefox addon for me to try? I also tried downloading the videos with Realplayer's download too but that won't work either.

Asked by Iamafish 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago

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downloads won't start

I have been trying to download Simple Sticky Notes to my computer. I am using Windows 8. I have added download.com to allowed sites in the Security tab. When I click on t… (read more)

I have been trying to download Simple Sticky Notes to my computer. I am using Windows 8. I have added download.com to allowed sites in the Security tab. When I click on the down arrow to retrieve the downloaded file, I see it there but it will not open. I have downloaded the file many times and it will not open.

Asked by kazoober 5 years ago

Answered by guigs 5 years ago