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Firefox dont start to download a pdf

Hi there, since some days i encounter problems with downloading pdf-files. I tried this link http://personendatenbank.germania-sacra.de/books and tried to download a file… (read more)

Hi there, since some days i encounter problems with downloading pdf-files. I tried this link http://personendatenbank.germania-sacra.de/books and tried to download a file by clicking "PDF" at any of the links there. I wouldn´t work. I see the download in the history (strg-j) but there is no progress. I encountered the same problem at another site.

Is there a problem with downloadlinks beginning with http:// ???

In Chrome for example the link works without any problems

Asked by Wolpertinger1968 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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No success with firewall exceptions so how do I allow download link from unknown publisher

Trying to allow a manufacturers' system scan after suffering longstanding desktop issues but before this can happen I have to download their support assist launcher. So… (read more)

Trying to allow a manufacturers' system scan after suffering longstanding desktop issues but before this can happen I have to download their support assist launcher. So the problem is, the download is blocked after the run/save window with another saying unknown publisher and so refuses to start downloading. The manufacturer says check internet connection. It's fine Now I've allowed the name of the support launcher in firewall via exceptions but it still won't load. Even tried it with firewall turned off. The download Icon TzsetupSfx, is shown in the downloads folder along with its file version 1.2.0.715 and name of publisher. So what can I do to get the download accepted by Firefox. I'm running 52.7 in win XP 3 pro. The manufacturers' URL is a www.

Asked by donedo 3 years ago

Answered by donedo 3 years ago

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Why can't I download anything?

I am having trouble with downloading anything in Firefox. I can't download files from the internet and can't install any add-ins. I always receive a "download failed" mes… (read more)

I am having trouble with downloading anything in Firefox. I can't download files from the internet and can't install any add-ins. I always receive a "download failed" message. I have tried all the suggestions in the download issues page, configuring my firewall and reinstalling a clean version of Firefox and nothing works.

Can anyone help me?

Asked by dmilic 4 years ago

Answered by Tonnes 4 years ago

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Sometimes I have to download any file twice so firefox really download it.

When I try to save a picture or download anyfile, a firefox's download window shows up to choose if I want to open the file or download it, no matter what I choose for th… (read more)

When I try to save a picture or download anyfile, a firefox's download window shows up to choose if I want to open the file or download it, no matter what I choose for the first time = nothing happens at all. But it always works in the second time.

I even restarted Firefox with no add-ons, fresh installed new os.. nothing seems to fix it

Asked by BoBo.Zeko 2 years ago

Answered by BoBo.Zeko 2 years ago

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HELP HELP HELP F****** HELP ME

None of my questions are complicated at all! Does anyone even go on these? Someone help me! For one all I need it a tutorial! https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/… (read more)

None of my questions are complicated at all! Does anyone even go on these? Someone help me! For one all I need it a tutorial! https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1164048

Why is it so hard to get some simple help?? Who am I supposed to go to, f****** Geek Squad?

Asked by amhol 4 years ago

Answered by Moses 4 years ago

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How to disable Firefox Default Downloader?

I need to block my default firefox downloader and use downthemall for every single download but there appears to be no easy way to do that. There used to be an addon name… (read more)

I need to block my default firefox downloader and use downthemall for every single download but there appears to be no easy way to do that. There used to be an addon named "Public Fox" which did exactly that but Public Fox isn't now compatible with the latest version of Firefox.

In simple words maybe I just need a version of Public Fox compatible with Firefox 55.

Asked by MaddyFox 4 years ago

Last reply by MaddyFox 4 years ago

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I can not delete downloaded file.

Firefox is holding file in open state. This is my workflow: 1. download file to hdd 2. try to delete file (or move) from hdd - Access denied. 3. Close Firefox 4. try to d… (read more)

Firefox is holding file in open state.

This is my workflow: 1. download file to hdd 2. try to delete file (or move) from hdd - Access denied. 3. Close Firefox 4. try to delete file - OK

The same is with upload file through Choose file button. Allways i must close Firefox before manipulation with used file.

Firefox - 48.0a2 (2016-05-10)

Thanx for answer. H.

Asked by Rampa 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)"

Title pretty much covers it: When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)" I've already tried all the tips suggested her… (read more)

Title pretty much covers it: When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)"

I've already tried all the tips suggested here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files#w_check-the-downloads-panel-for-blocked-downloads But none of them worked.

The only antivirus software I have installed is Windows defender. I have done a bunch of Firefox refreshes, but to no avail. And I did a fresh install of windows just days ago. I also have a lot of add-ons installed, but I was already having this issue the first time I started Firefox so it can't be them.

The issue seems to be limited to .exe files, but I'm not sure about that.

Asked by LEO96 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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where is the "allow" button so I can do downloads?

I've tried to download 2 items the latest being a weather forecaster and they both tell me to click the "allow" button but none can be found. I did go to preferences>s… (read more)

I've tried to download 2 items the latest being a weather forecaster and they both tell me to click the "allow" button but none can be found. I did go to preferences>security>warn>exceptions> and clicked the "allow" button and saved it but that didn't work.

Asked by pippin2014 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes whenever I download anything.

Recently, for no apparent reason, Firefox has started crashing whenever I download anything. Whether it be me hitting save when saving an image, or downloading an executa… (read more)

Recently, for no apparent reason, Firefox has started crashing whenever I download anything. Whether it be me hitting save when saving an image, or downloading an executable from somewhere, it's always the same. Firefox immediately hangs and stops responding, forcing me to exit out via the task manager. No error report is created in about:crashes either. I have a similar issue in Chrome, where if I download anything it stops downloading with 0 seconds remaining and just sits there, however Chrome doesn't crash during. This issue is really debilitating to my workflow, and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox using an executable I had to download and copy from another computer. If someone could help me with this issue, you'd be a godsend. Thank you for your time.

Asked by Grail 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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why am I getting download failed frequently after I installed new version?

I just installed the new version of FireFox 63.0 (32-bit) and when I download files now I frequently get download failed. When I click on the retry button it downloads th… (read more)

I just installed the new version of FireFox 63.0 (32-bit) and when I download files now I frequently get download failed. When I click on the retry button it downloads the file, but I never had to do that before the new version.

Asked by Woodcock 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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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 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years 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 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Download "file..mp4" not working. <Note double dots>

Enter https://www.facebook.com/deus.mentula/videos/1158852834263724/ into https://getvideo.at/en/ and select Dash_HD. It generates a file "Nike ad fixed by Grant J. Kidn… (read more)

Enter https://www.facebook.com/deus.mentula/videos/1158852834263724/ into https://getvideo.at/en/ and select Dash_HD. It generates a file "Nike ad fixed by Grant J. Kidney..mp4" which is downloaded correctly by Edge and Chrome, but nothing is downloaded via Firefox. Downloads are set for the "Downloads" folder and MP4 is set to Save in Applications.

Asked by Jack Hobbs 3 years ago

Last reply by Jack Hobbs 3 years ago

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Downloaded files are deleted upon exiting Firefox Quantum

For several weeks, files downloaded during my browser session were automatically deleted when I exited Firefox. The problem may have been limited to html pages download… (read more)

For several weeks, files downloaded during my browser session were automatically deleted when I exited Firefox. The problem may have been limited to html pages downloaded using "Save Page As...", but could have been regular downloaded files as well, but I didn't notice.

I believe that I was running 64.x (sorry I don't remember the dot release number).

I think I narrowed it down to the configuration option, "[ x ] Browsing & Download History" under Privacy & Security, Settings for Clearing History. I have always had this box checked, and downloads never disappeared before, just as the option description implies.

Then, a Firefox pop-up jumped in my face and told me to upgrade to 65.0, which I did.

Now my downloads don't seem to be deleted any more.

HOWEVER, I looked at the list of fixes for version 65.0, and saw NO MENTION of this problem, so I am asking you to confirm whether or not this was a known problem that was fixed in version 65.0, or if you think I am experiencing an intermittent problem that may return to haunt me when conditions are right.

Thanks in advance.

-JDB

Asked by jdb8433 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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Download feedback

On desktop, there is ZERO feedback that a download has started. This is a core UI element and shouldn't be relegated to add-ons or keeping the download window on screen a… (read more)

On desktop, there is ZERO feedback that a download has started. This is a core UI element and shouldn't be relegated to add-ons or keeping the download window on screen at all times. Most users have a hard enough time tracking where a download was saved, let alone not knowing that a download even occurred to go looking for a file.

Asked by webspaceinc 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Why does pdf download stall at end only with Quantum?

With any pdf file, the downoad progress bar indicates all is well until the end when it says "a few seconds left"...for the next 5 minutes. Only then does the download fo… (read more)

With any pdf file, the downoad progress bar indicates all is well until the end when it says "a few seconds left"...for the next 5 minutes. Only then does the download folder show the file had more than 0 bytes and can it be opened. I can open Chrome, copy and paste the URL for the pdf site and download it there before Firefox is done. Or If I select the "open" radio button in the popup window, Foxit Reader allows me to immediately save a copy.

I have changed download folders and disabled all add-ons. Yesterday I did a firefox reset which seemed to fix it. After reloading and configuring all my plugins, it still worked. But today the problem is back...

Any ideas? Thanks...

Asked by Rpgparnell 3 years ago

Last reply by Rpgparnell 3 years ago