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How to disable the pop-up from a complete download

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every e… (read more)

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every extension, Ive tried the about:config solution I found on this page, setting it to "false" and I havent been able to find anything in tools or settings.. but nothing disables it and its getting annoying. Ive had Firefox for years and this has never happened before.

Asked by jos.bonilla 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Please add a superficial distinguishing label to declared but unused filenames

I am running WikiSpecies on Ubuntu Firefox 64-bit v. 98.0.2. I used to be able to display a collection of unused files with the used ones but showing a red color indicati… (read more)

I am running WikiSpecies on Ubuntu Firefox 64-bit v. 98.0.2.

I used to be able to display a collection of unused files with the used ones but showing a red color indicating that the file was unused (because noone had entered anything other than the file name).

Now, however, ALL files in a directory (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Craspedophorus) are shown with the same color, whether they include additional implementation details or not.

Would it be possible for you to restore the "unused" color of empty files? It is bothersome for me to open EVERY file, empty or not, in a directory just to find that most or all of them never have been implemented. Adding a special color -- or other distinctive display -- to unimplemented files would save me a great deal of time.

I am attaching a picture of a typical unimplemented file.

Asked by jwill1000000 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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PDFs opened using, Windows Default application, Always Ask, fails to occur

The behavior of FireFox saving PDF files has changed. I am using WIN10, FireFox 98.0.1 and have it setup to use windows default application and always ask where to save … (read more)

The behavior of FireFox saving PDF files has changed. I am using WIN10, FireFox 98.0.1 and have it setup to use windows default application and always ask where to save for PDFs.

BEFORE the problem: The PDF opens in Acrobat Pro IX. After clicking save I would be asked, where to save. I select the location to save the PDF. Then after this, subsequent PDFs downloaded would be saved to the last saved location. This process would repeat for a new website PDF load and save. This is the behavior I want now.

NOW with the problem: The PDF opens in Acrobat Pro IX. 1. Immediately, after a reboot, the save icon on Adobe is grayed out. I select save as and point to the desired directory. 2. For any subsequent PDF opened, the Adobe save icon is available. Files are saved to the desktop.

Please note I believe I once did get a popup asking where to save and I know I selected desktop.  Since that selection I am no longer asked where to save.

Please note I have looked and tried some of the suggestions at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files#w_choose-a-different-download-folder

but some of this advice needs to be updated for the new FireFox version--ex no JSON file is found at the file location covered in the advice.

I believe this issue started after the last FireFox update. Please help me restore behavior listed above under “BEFORE the problem”. Thanks.

Asked by omega8 3 months ago

Answered by Dropa 2 months ago

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.qfx and .ofx download bug after v98 update

When downloading financial data to Moneydance software, the download correctly opens Moneydance and update data file correctly, but after v98 Firefox update a second iden… (read more)

When downloading financial data to Moneydance software, the download correctly opens Moneydance and update data file correctly, but after v98 Firefox update a second identical .qfx file is downloaded to my desktop which I then have to securely delete as a redundant file on my PC.... This is new behavior, has always worked perfectly previously. Firefox settings under Files and Application header are as follows: Downloads: Save files to Desktop Applications: Actions are set to use Moneydance.exe for all OFX and QFX financial data

The extra file showing up on my desktop is new and unwanted. It seems to be unneeded as it can be deleted without any obvious effect and no loss of data in Moneydance

Asked by steelbanger 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Profile problem

Running 98.02, Windows 10. Firefox keeps opening without all my tabs and other personalized information. Just a single tab or maybe 2 that have nothing to do with me. … (read more)

Running 98.02, Windows 10. Firefox keeps opening without all my tabs and other personalized information. Just a single tab or maybe 2 that have nothing to do with me. If I go to about:profiles, one of the profiles listed will (so far) have my lost information. When I recovered the first time, I quickly created a profile if the current, good configuration. However, now when the problem recurs and I go back to that profile I created, Firefox is once again a single tab of a URL I've never seen. I'm afraid I will lose everything!

BTW the first symptom was that when I clicked on a link in email (Outlook 2021), the link opened in a new Firefox window, not a new tab of the current window. This, despite telling Firefox not to do that in Settings and checking about:configuration to make sure it would not occur.

-Rick Exner

Asked by Rick Exner 2 months ago

Answered by Rick Exner 2 months ago

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How I can safely remove the “SaveFrom.net Helper” bookmark tab which has high jacked my Firefox Bookmarks.

Unfortunately, I downloaded “SaveFrom.net Helper” without reviewing it. Since downloading it I have been receiving a alerts from “McAfee WebAdvisor” about “dangerous page… (read more)

Unfortunately, I downloaded “SaveFrom.net Helper” without reviewing it.

Since downloading it I have been receiving a alerts from “McAfee WebAdvisor” about “dangerous pages blocked”.

I was able to remove the “SaveFrom.net Helper” add on in Firefox, but am unable to remove the “Savefrom.net Helper” bookmark tab which has high jacked my normal Firefox Bookmarks.

I can no longer easily see my Firefox Bookmarks and have to keep opening the Firefox Application Menu, then select Bookmarks, then select Manage Bookmarks in order to see my bookmarks.

Can you please advise how I can safely remove the “SaveFrom.net Helper” bookmark tab which has high jacked my Firefox Bookmarks.

Asked by Philip47 3 months ago

Answered by Philip47 2 months ago

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Firefox is being updated by another instance

Hello, i facing the problem that firefox goes to infinite update that never end. This consumes my CPU a lot higher that usual (even often reach 100%). I'm tired of this p… (read more)

Hello, i facing the problem that firefox goes to infinite update that never end. This consumes my CPU a lot higher that usual (even often reach 100%). I'm tired of this problem that i many time reinstall and refresh(reset) the firefox

Asked by MRA 3 months ago

Answered by MRA 2 months ago

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Suddenly the Ongoing Downloads (from Download Button) stays open after download

So I have my Download button visible all the time. Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen. When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It … (read more)

So I have my Download button visible all the time.

Yesterday, this suddenly started to happen.

When I download something, the list of Ongoing Downloads stayed open. It never did that before.

Any idea why and how to fix it?

Windows 10, Firefox 98.0 (64-bit)

Asked by jayteasee 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Website accessible with Safari from iPhone but not with FireFox or Edge from Windows laptop.

There is a site I can access with Safari from my iPhone but not with FireFox or Edge from my Windows laptop. Specifically, the site is www.thechildrensmediaconference.com… (read more)

There is a site I can access with Safari from my iPhone but not with FireFox or Edge from my Windows laptop. Specifically, the site is www.thechildrensmediaconference.com. I have tried the advice in a previous thread on this theme with no success

Asked by TonyHarkerOxford 2 months ago

Answered by TonyHarkerOxford 2 months ago

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Firefox not asking where to download files

I have always had my browser set to ask me where to save anything I'm downloading, as you can see by the attached screenshot. However, every single file I have downloaded… (read more)

I have always had my browser set to ask me where to save anything I'm downloading, as you can see by the attached screenshot. However, every single file I have downloaded for the past 2-3 days has first gone into my Downloads folder instead, forcing me to re-download the file in order to get it into the correct folder. If this was for personal usage, I wouldn't care, but having to continually download business files is getting old very very quickly. Firefox has been my default browser for the better part of two decades. I really don't want to switch to Chrome or Safari just because Firefox won't let a power user customize their usage experience.

Asked by cmjross1 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Firefox 98.0.1 "always open similar files" not shown

The option "always open similar files" is not shown in the downloaded file context menu. This occurs on 2 machines running Windows 7 64 bit. A third machine also runnin… (read more)

The option "always open similar files" is not shown in the downloaded file context menu. This occurs on 2 machines running Windows 7 64 bit. A third machine also running Windows 7 64 bit shows it correctly. All three machines have Firefox 98.0.1 installed.

Please advise how to resolve this.

Asked by graham72 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Unable to launch Firefox after update install to version 98.0.2

I have an iMac that is a decade old. Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 That is as updated as I can get on this processor. I had a normal "there is a newer version… (read more)

I have an iMac that is a decade old. Running macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6 That is as updated as I can get on this processor.

I had a normal "there is a newer version of Firefox available" update alert, so relaunched Firefox to update. So on Monday 4th April NZ time i got the update. As usual I got the message [in a dialogue box]: Close Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time.

So far, normal. I closed Firefox, then relaunched. Same message. Did a logoff on my computer - same thing Did a full shutdown, login - same message. I got a bit radical - I dumped Firefox, deleted Trash. New installation (version 99.0.1) Same message;Close "Firefox. A copy of Firefox is already open. Only one copy of Firefox can be open at a time."

Currently using (newly installed) Edge for Mac, until this problem can be sorted; I hope it is brief, I have used Firefox for most of the years I have had a computer.

Asked by gordon.bowers 2 months ago

Answered by gordon.bowers 2 months ago

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Download Progress dropdown list keeps coming up

Firefox did an update today, so I assume this has something to do with it. Every time I do a download (and I do a lot) the drop down list showing the downloads I've done … (read more)

Firefox did an update today, so I assume this has something to do with it. Every time I do a download (and I do a lot) the drop down list showing the downloads I've done pops out. It didn't do this prior to the update. It used only to appear when I selected it. Now it comes out every blasted time. It's very annoying and distracting. To be clear, I still want to see the download arrow/indicator/whatever so I can see the download is happening, but I don't want to see the list each time. How do I make it STOP? Image attached. Thank you.

Asked by rorfordak 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox failed to update after compatibility.ini modification

Hi! When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to down… (read more)

Hi!

When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to downgrade to 95.0.2. After installing it, Firefox told me it couldn't load the user profile, as it was used on a newer version of Firefox.

I have no idea where exactly I read this, but some website contained an instruction to erase compatibility.ini and that would allow me to use the profile on older versions. Tried that and it actually worked. I did notice that, when Firefox tried to update, it would say it failed. I was hoping that, once I find a solution to the forced dark mode and I update Firefox, the problem would go away.

Fast forward a few weeks, I found AutoConfig and browser.theme.toolbar-theme option in about:config. So I updated Firefox manually and applied AutoConfig and my original problem was gone.

Fast forward more weeks, there is another update for Firefox. And Firefox was still unable to automatically update. So I tried reconstructing compatibility.ini, which I did fully. But Firefox still won't update.

At this point, it's been like 3 months with a crippled user profile and I must say I'm tired of updating Firefox manually.

Is there any way I can fix this profile? If not, what exactly should I copy over so all my preferences, cookies, addons and themes get carried over to a new one?

Asked by alexasergiu03 3 months ago

Answered by alexasergiu03 2 months ago

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Firefox using 50% of CPU

Since at least last week (3/28/2022) Firefox has been running in the background utilizing at least 50% of my CPU, hurting performance in my PC games. I've checked settin… (read more)

Since at least last week (3/28/2022) Firefox has been running in the background utilizing at least 50% of my CPU, hurting performance in my PC games. I've checked settings and "About Mozilla Firefox" and both say "Firefox is being updated by another instance". Ending the process doesn't close the browser, and it will usually function fine for a little while, before resuming again.

Asked by CJ1998 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Accessing site page problems

Hi, I am having a problem accessing pages (or popups, I'm not sure) on certain pages. When I log into specific sites (e.g. Lightspeed, GoDaddy or Shopify) I have a proble… (read more)

Hi,

I am having a problem accessing pages (or popups, I'm not sure) on certain pages.

When I log into specific sites (e.g. Lightspeed, GoDaddy or Shopify) I have a problem opening certain areas. One of the obvious and annoying ones is when I try to access the Live Chat on Lightspeed. The chat is never available for me even though it is 24/7 (see image below showing chat unavailable), but I can access it if I log in on a New Private Window or use a different browser (see second image below, showing chat available).

Is this an easy fix? I tried adding the sites as exceptions but it made no difference, I am obviously missing something.

Thanks for your help. Samantha

Asked by SamW 3 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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bookmarks

I had an issue, and had to start over with Firefox. But now, I want to find my bookmarks without going through 3 or four steps. I don't know how to get back to the way i… (read more)

I had an issue, and had to start over with Firefox. But now, I want to find my bookmarks without going through 3 or four steps. I don't know how to get back to the way it was before. I have searched your website, but I am not real computer savey.

Asked by jnet620 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago