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Firefox now saves files that I only wanted to open

After today's update to version 98 Firefox keeps saving files to the Downloads folder when I don't want it to, I just want to open them, but not keep them, with this new … (read more)

After today's update to version 98 Firefox keeps saving files to the Downloads folder when I don't want it to, I just want to open them, but not keep them, with this new behaviour the Downloads folder keeps filing up with useless clutter.

For example, before the update, when I downloaded a .zip file, a pop-up would show up asking if I wanted to save the file or open it with an application. If I chose to save it it would be saved to the Downloads folder, and if I chose to open it nothing would be saved to the Downloads folder.

After the update, when I download a .zip file, Firefox always saves the file to the Downloads folder, even if I choose to open it.

Can you please tell me if there is a way to make Firefox behave like in the previous version?

Asked by bayus.firestorm 5 months ago

Answered by bayus.firestorm 5 months ago

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How to export Saved passwords

Hi All, I would like to change my laptop, so I would like to export my saved passwords, but I am unable to see such option to export all saved passwords. Please help me A… (read more)

Hi All, I would like to change my laptop, so I would like to export my saved passwords, but I am unable to see such option to export all saved passwords. Please help me Asap.

Thanks, Jagadekara Reddy

Asked by jagadekar 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 11 months ago

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Why am I running Firefox ESR?

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recal… (read more)

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recall ever having installed the ESR version. Why am I only getting Firefox ESR updates?

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Installation of Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10

Hi, How do I install Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10? I visited Firefox Lockwise's website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/lockwise/) and there's only installation… (read more)

Hi, How do I install Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10? I visited Firefox Lockwise's website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/lockwise/) and there's only installations for Android & iOS devices but I only want it installed in Windows 10. How should I go about it?

Waiting for your reply asap, thank you.

Cool Regards, Pallas

Asked by PALLAS 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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UI to puke on

After an automatic update Firefox had a terrible surprise for me. A beyond ugly user interface. And NO WAY to fix this with a simple toggle switch back to classic mode. T… (read more)

After an automatic update Firefox had a terrible surprise for me. A beyond ugly user interface. And NO WAY to fix this with a simple toggle switch back to classic mode. There are theme's available, but still it looks unusable to me. This kind of updates should be beyond Mozilla, maybe don't hire former Apple employees, the esthetics don't have to be " slick and modern"

So after a long fight with almost losing my plugins, saved tabs (100+) etc.. I downgraded successfully to 88.

Step 1 (Secure your profile) Open menu, Click Help, Click "More Troubleshooting Information" Go to the line which says, "Profile Folder" Hit open folder

Pay extra attention during these steps: Now you are browsing in your active profile. If you did this after upgrading to 89 version. Make a back-up copy of this whole folder!! Rename it back up.

Open the file "Compatibility.ini" with a text editor, and empty it. Save and close.

Download and install the previous version of Firefox, After installing don't forget to disable automatic updates.

If the profile isn't loaded, browse to "about:profiles" and find and select your profile to get al your plugins, tabs, favs, etc. back.

Its a terrible shame i need to write this down for people to avoid the frustration of a terrible update

Asked by r.salafi 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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How to stop incredibly irratating "Download the latest version of Firefox"

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we th… (read more)

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" How many times do I have to click the "Dismiss" button before this stupid software understands that I do not want updates? I've noticed that this is a common complaint. Stop the bullying by making people choose automatic updates. Many times things get messed up on my computer with updates and it is not worth the aggravation. Candace M.

Asked by mcgovern.candace 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 8 months ago

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When I start to type an address in the URL bar, I get a drop down search box directly below the url/address bar. I do not want this

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In th… (read more)

I had this problem 2 years ago and somebody helped me fix it as follows:

(1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste URLB and pause while the list is filtered (3) Double-click the browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled preference to switch the value from true to false

HOWEVER --- I don't seem to have browser.urlbar.autocomplete.enabled in my new version 74.0. What happened to it? Does it have a new name now?

Note that I tried in Options / Preferences / Search

    I unchecked "Show search suggestions in location bar results

In Options / Preferences / Privacy

   I uncheck each of the boxes in the Location Bar section (History, Bookmarks, Open tabs).

Asked by dmcentee 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How do I revert to the PREVIOUS version of Firefox

Hi, I accidentally DLed FF88 without checking the details w/r/t functionality. Several of the changes severely compromise my ability to use FF for my job. Examples are th… (read more)

Hi, I accidentally DLed FF88 without checking the details w/r/t functionality.

Several of the changes severely compromise my ability to use FF for my job.

Examples are the 'view image' which is now gone from right-click and replaced with 'open image in new tab' --this disrupts my work flow. And 'save image to pocket' etc is not useful for me, but happens to be right where I normally click on another function.

Is there a relatively seamless way to undo the FF88 'upgrade' ? TIA

Asked by SONNY MARK 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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lost all saved passwords

At mozillas suggestion I downloaded the new thing from firefox to speed up . The down load totally erased all my passwords. I posted this question before. Now I'm asking … (read more)

At mozillas suggestion I downloaded the new thing from firefox to speed up . The down load totally erased all my passwords. I posted this question before. Now I'm asking again. Please help I am dead in the water.

Asked by JDR 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago