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Disable download panel automatically opening?

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I … (read more)

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I disable it?

Asked by thetitansilva 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago

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Download notification box pops up & stays up covering part of my screen

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & cov… (read more)

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & covers part of my screen. I have to click somewhere to get rid of it. I don't need to see what is downloading.

Asked by prism91455 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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downloads panel

With the new version (98.0), a new behavior emerges. I do many image downloads individually (save image as), and now, when I download an image, the download panel comes u… (read more)

With the new version (98.0), a new behavior emerges. I do many image downloads individually (save image as), and now, when I download an image, the download panel comes up, a new feature, but it is an annoying behavior. I prefer the old way: when I want to open the downloads panel I click on the download icon on the menubar. This page apparently describes this new behavior: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-downloads-preferences-using-downloads-menu How do I prevent the downloads panel from automatically opening when I don't want it to open? Unfortunately it's tough to get a picture of this. I tried for a movie on my phone so maybe you can see what it looks like, though right now it looks like it won't upload.

Asked by lemonodo 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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How do I turn new download notification off?

I just had a Firefox update today and now when I save a pic or save a video it does a new really annoying drop-down notification at the top from the download icon area wh… (read more)

I just had a Firefox update today and now when I save a pic or save a video it does a new really annoying drop-down notification at the top from the download icon area which stays there until I manually remove it. In the past I only saw an activity up there when I downloaded programs to my downloads folder, but not when I simply saved an image or video to my other locations. I do not want this stupid dropdown notification appearing, and it's getting bigger and bigger the more pics I save, how do I turn it off? It's ridiculous. I save videos from twitter and images like memes all the time and never have this happen, it just saves it and there is nothing more going on to worry about (which is what I want), it's only started today after the update so it's a new feature. I looked in about:config but I could not work out which setting it is so didn't touch anything. Thanks for your help.

Asked by lee.wilshier 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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after saving a file the "download list of files" pops up - where do i turn this off?

I browse web, I see an image to save. prior to today (03-09-2022) I click save as and it saved file to my downloads folder. but today, I click save as and instantly the l… (read more)

I browse web, I see an image to save. prior to today (03-09-2022) I click save as and it saved file to my downloads folder. but today, I click save as and instantly the list of files I saved pops up on right side. below the list of files it shows "show all downloads"

this window is easily accessible by left clicking clicking the download icon. i do not want this box popping up on each file/image saved. or rather, why is it doing it suddenly?

running 2 addons: TinEye - reverse image search Video DownLoadHelper

both of these I have zero issues with and have been running them both circa firefox 45? or older

Asked by Kaaz 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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The download progress window opens every single time I download a file. How do I stop this?

Every single time I download a file, the download progress window opens itself. This is really distracting and annoying. It just started this afternoon. Closing and reope… (read more)

Every single time I download a file, the download progress window opens itself. This is really distracting and annoying. It just started this afternoon. Closing and reopening Firefox does not fix the problem.

Asked by AlexReyanrd 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Firefox 98.0 automatically downloads every attachment

Hello Mozilla Support! I just installed Firefox 98.0 this morning. I was very surprised to discover that I can no longer view an attachment in Firefox or open an attachme… (read more)

Hello Mozilla Support!

I just installed Firefox 98.0 this morning. I was very surprised to discover that I can no longer view an attachment in Firefox or open an attachment without also downloading it.

If you can, please ask the developers to reinstate the Download Attachment options to "Open with Firefox" and "Open with [select the program]" without automatically downloading every attachment.

Thank you!

-Steve

Steve Friedman

Asked by sfriedman88 7 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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Firefox browser update 98.0 (64bit)

Since firefox updated yesterday to 89.0, files what i download keep popping up on the downloads tab(See Image). How can i turn this off to stop this from happening … (read more)

Since firefox updated yesterday to 89.0, files what i download keep popping up on the downloads tab(See Image). How can i turn this off to stop this from happening

Asked by martman_31 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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missing menu of what to do with a file clicked on.

i used to get the menu in pix below giving a choice of what to do with a file when i click on it online. now it just opens it. how to get back, i have already set my do… (read more)

i used to get the menu in pix below giving a choice of what to do with a file when i click on it online. now it just opens it.

how to get back, i have already set my download preference to ask me where reset app default setting to Microsoft defaults.

Help!! thanks

Asked by pencil2man 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox 98.0 won't open .zip file to file explorer

Since the update to FF 98.0 I cannot click on a .zip file & have it open to Windows File Explorer. It only allows me to download & save the .zip file and then ex… (read more)

Since the update to FF 98.0 I cannot click on a .zip file & have it open to Windows File Explorer. It only allows me to download & save the .zip file and then extract the files from there. I have to click on dozens of these files per day for my job & would rather not have to save each .zip file & then extract the file contents. In Settings > Applications, .zip files are not on the list of file types or applications. Is there a way to add them to the list? Is there some other work-around? Thank you!

Asked by degobahjunk 6 months ago

Answered by degobahjunk 6 months ago

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Opening attachments to emails

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. … (read more)

Since the latest version of Firefox I cannot simply open attachments to Yahoo emails. I have to waste time to download and save the attachments before I can view them. How can this be fixed? Or, how can I download a previous version of Firefox and not have any updates?

Asked by inwest 7 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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downloading csv files to save as excel files

Late last week, something changed in Firefox browser. I used to download csv files and Firefox would open them with the option to save as an excel file. Now it does not. … (read more)

Late last week, something changed in Firefox browser. I used to download csv files and Firefox would open them with the option to save as an excel file. Now it does not. I have to save it as csv then convert it to excel. It also doesn't seem to save my settings on the website I'm downloading from - I always have to manipulate the settings before downloading. It is a huge headache and I have resorted to using Chrome instead.

Asked by tkirl 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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changes to file download locations in version 98

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, e… (read more)

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, even if I'm not saving it, is saving a copy of itself onto my desktop. (To be precise, D:\OneDrive\Desktop). And I look at up to 20 files per day, so this is getting pretty annoying.

My regular downloads directory still exists, and that should be where temporary copies of files are being stored prior to my closing or saving them (right?). But it's empty.

Note that under Settings > General > Downloads, the default is set to Always Ask rather than one specific directory. However I believe that is for the "permanent" version of the files, not the temporary version.

How do I get Firefox to revert back to the pre-98 defaults for the temporary versions of files? I was hoping this change was a mistake but I see that 98.01 did not fix it and from the article referenced above, it looks like changes were made deliberately. And the desktop is clearly not a place where temporary files should be being placed.

Thanks.

Asked by Brent 6 months ago

Answered by Terry 6 months ago

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Can't open WAV or XLS files in Firefox

When I click on a WAV file or try to open an Excel attachment, I only get the download window. I went to settings and tried to change the default program to open them, bu… (read more)

When I click on a WAV file or try to open an Excel attachment, I only get the download window. I went to settings and tried to change the default program to open them, but I don't have WAV or Excel in my list and when I try to search for it, nothing comes up. What am I doing wrong? It was all fine before the update from Tuesday, 3/8/22. After that update I had to go in and change all the programs back to the ones I had set up for pdfs, word docs, mail, jpegs, etc, so it clearly reset everything back to Firefox defaults, but why are those file types missing from my list and not coming up in the search window so that I can assign a program to open them?

Asked by jfwelsh 6 months ago

Answered by Terry 6 months ago

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don't want to save .kmz

I have selected the following settings to no avail: "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download form the web or the applications you use while browsing:" I have se… (read more)

I have selected the following settings to no avail:

"Choose how Firefox handles the files you download form the web or the applications you use while browsing:" I have set every file type to "always ask", yet when I click on a .kmz, it always prompts me to save it when I want to open it with Google Earth instead. I also tried the setting to default to opening with Google Earth, yet it still prompted me to save the file. I have rebooted to try to make this setting kick in and still no luck. Perhaps this is because the option on the Firefox list is .kml, not .kmz? How do I get it to give me a choice or default to opening with Google Earth?

Asked by allisonelizabethshaw 6 months ago

Answered by Terry 6 months ago

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Download panel opens with every single download

The latest update has made it so Firefox opens the download panel every time I download something, a very obnoxious behavior when downloading a lot of files, and I can't … (read more)

The latest update has made it so Firefox opens the download panel every time I download something, a very obnoxious behavior when downloading a lot of files, and I can't find a way to stop that from happening.

[came across another question that brings up the same issue], but that one focuses more on a site presumably changing about:config rather than the issue of the download panel itself.

Asked by elbruno3593 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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View attachment problem with Yahoo mail in Firefox

Recently I found that I can no longer view attachment in Yahoo mail without downloading them. Previously I was given an option to view or download. I suspect this is an… (read more)

Recently I found that I can no longer view attachment in Yahoo mail without downloading them. Previously I was given an option to view or download. I suspect this is an update issue. Is there a way to correct this to the previous options?

Asked by algaines66 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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downloading to downloads folder

How do I stop Firefox from downloading to the downloads folder. This is annoying and cluttering up my computer. I have googled this and tried to change the about:config s… (read more)

How do I stop Firefox from downloading to the downloads folder. This is annoying and cluttering up my computer. I have googled this and tried to change the about:config setting, but that does not work.

Asked by anita29 6 months ago

Answered by Terry 6 months ago