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PDF Download

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am no… (read more)

In the recent update, there is a new feature which allowed people to view pdf directly in the browser rather than downloading it. Ever since this was implemented, I am not able to download any pdf, instead it keeps opening up the pdf in another tab which is not what I'm trying to do. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Shamil 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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android download

‘Firefox will not download files from most websites (including discover.com and chase.com). How can I get this done?’ for ‘Firefox for Android’ … (read more)

‘Firefox will not download files from most websites (including discover.com and chase.com). How can I get this done?’ for ‘Firefox for Android’

Asked by mwwilsons 1 year ago

Answered by mwwilsons 1 year ago

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Downloads on phone

For the last month I've been having this issue when downloading things from Firefox beta I get this "com.android.phone has stoped working" along with "phone has stopped"… (read more)

For the last month I've been having this issue when downloading things from Firefox beta I get this "com.android.phone has stoped working" along with "phone has stopped" error anytime I download something.

Asked by Señor bruh 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

Problem directly viewing PDF of a web page

I encountered a problem occurring under LineageOS 20 (android 13) on a Sony ZX1 Compact. Can't check if it's the android version or just something with that Lineage ROM (… (read more)

I encountered a problem occurring under LineageOS 20 (android 13) on a Sony ZX1 Compact. Can't check if it's the android version or just something with that Lineage ROM (which works perfectly with anything else):

When I make a PDF of a web page with Firefox and then just press "view", the pdf viewer says the file doesn't exist, even though it was saved correctly to the Download folder. Choosing Firefox itself as pdf viewer, I could determine that the viewer gets a file link like this:

content://org.mozilla.firefox.feature.downloads.fileprovider/Download/Download/Kanaren-Wetter%3A%20Sturm-Warnung%20zum%20Wochenende%20ausgegeben.pdf

Which appears to point not to the real Download folder, but perhaps to Firefox' subfolder in the Android/Data folder? The same link is given in any other OS, and normally it always works. Could it have to do with the fact that in LineasgeOS 20 (and quite surely also stock android 13) the Android folder is write protected ?

With some web pages, Firefox provides different links, like: content://media/external_primary/downloads/1000009015 and with those there's no problem. So I think may really be an issue with directory access.

I fiddled around a lot with OS settings and Firefox beta's about:config as well, but to no avail. Also de- and reinstalled Firefox.

Any idea what could be the cause ?

Asked by RRH 2 months ago

Last reply by RRH 1 month ago

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Galaxy Tab A (2016)

Hello! I use this tab. Galaxy Tab A (2016), unfortunately it is not capable to safe files from Firefox, e.g. PDF files. Samsung browser is working but I like to use Firef… (read more)

Hello! I use this tab. Galaxy Tab A (2016), unfortunately it is not capable to safe files from Firefox, e.g. PDF files. Samsung browser is working but I like to use Firefox. Best regards Ted Ernhill

Asked by ted43 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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App Permissions: "download files without notification"

Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well. So, I've been thinking about downloading the Firefox browser for Android but I am worried. I saw this among the app permissions o… (read more)

Hi everyone. I hope you're doing well.

So, I've been thinking about downloading the Firefox browser for Android but I am worried.

I saw this among the app permissions on Google Play Store: "download files without notification". And I am worried.

And I need to know:

- What files does Firefox download without notification?

- Why does Firefox download files without notification?

- When does Firefox download files without notification?

- Why and how should I trust an app to the have the ability to download anything it desires at anytime it desires without my knowledge or my choice to accept or decline?

Could you please help me and tell how this app is safe?

Thanks. Have a good day!

Asked by 🌞 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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Firefox crashes Android system and System UI processes after every image download

Firefox crashes Android system and System UI processes after every image download. It happens after every image download finishes. Firefox version in screenshots. … (read more)

Firefox crashes Android system and System UI processes after every image download.

It happens after every image download finishes.

Firefox version in screenshots.

Asked by ssssaaaa 6 months ago

Answered by Paul 6 months ago

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Android 112.2 Firefox Download Status Doesn't Appear

So, new phone and FF upgraded, now when I download there is no indication that my file is actually downloading, either on the phone status bar or in FF downloads. Is ther… (read more)

So, new phone and FF upgraded, now when I download there is no indication that my file is actually downloading, either on the phone status bar or in FF downloads. Is there somewhere I should be looking to see if a file is "currently" downloading?

Asked by shepjn2 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

Android crashes when a download is complete

Whenever i have tried downloading anything from firefox, it crashes the system and the boot logo appears. These crashes also take a lot of time to recover from. My phone … (read more)

Whenever i have tried downloading anything from firefox, it crashes the system and the boot logo appears. These crashes also take a lot of time to recover from. My phone is vivo s1 pro and its running android 12.

Asked by Ratul 5 months ago

Last reply by Ratul 5 months ago

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Downloading PDF files.

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person … (read more)

Recent update causes all pdf links to be opened in Firefox on Android with no option to download, and no setting to choose a default behavior. They're was another person who asked a similar question and was told to use the "Share" option and then "Save as PDF" - this doesn't work. Another advise given was long-pressing on the PDF link and choosing to save target - it won't work when I am pasting the pdf link into the address bar, which is how I do it primarily. I'm stuck using the Open in External App, which opens the pdf in Google drive, then having the option of saving the file. So many unnecessary steps. Please fix.

Asked by dlukian 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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open and download attachments

Since yesterday I cannot open attachments that arrive with mails in my inbox, neither for preview, nor download!! What's happening? What should I do? thanks, gordana … (read more)

Since yesterday I cannot open attachments that arrive with mails in my inbox, neither for preview, nor download!! What's happening? What should I do? thanks, gordana

Asked by goga 1 year ago

Last reply by goga 1 year ago

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Multiple PDFs cannot be downloaded from a page.

http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/Home/ViewSubject?catid=Vu+b7LQyc9e/jifd2gmpPA== On this link if the options are selected, there are two embedded PDFs in two tabs on same pa… (read more)

http://epgp.inflibnet.ac.in/Home/ViewSubject?catid=Vu+b7LQyc9e/jifd2gmpPA==

On this link if the options are selected, there are two embedded PDFs in two tabs on same page. The firefox Android app downloader randomly gives the option to download only one of the two. I wish to download both the PDFs. Is there a way to stop the firefox from giving download option, but see the embedded PDFs on the page itself. So that we can download it by clicking on the embedded PDFs.

Below are images on expected behaviour of chrome browser, but errorneous behaviour of firefox. Firefox shows option to download the file from first tab that is E-text. But when clicked to download ends up downloading file on the second tab Learn More.

Asked by Pankaj Soni 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Download Progress?

How can the android FF app not have a way of showing progress of downloads? I find this absolutely bizarre, when every other browser does this. It's critical information … (read more)

How can the android FF app not have a way of showing progress of downloads? I find this absolutely bizarre, when every other browser does this. It's critical information to have. You have no idea how much has downloaded or how long is left, the downloads window is just blank until it's fully completed downloading an item.

Asked by rawpulse 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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download any webpage as PDF for offline sharing

How can download any webpage as PDF for offline sharing in new updates. In earlier version I could do it from: tools-save as PDF. But now the save as PDF does not work. … (read more)

How can download any webpage as PDF for offline sharing in new updates. In earlier version I could do it from: tools-save as PDF. But now the save as PDF does not work.

Please solve the issue.

Asked by nasim091403 12 months ago

Last reply by Paul 12 months ago

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Mp4 video not showing up on downloads and not even the file is opening

So I was downloading a video from a website and when I download it it says "Mp4 (1)/(2)/(3)..."in the notification but when the download finishes I can't find the file in… (read more)

So I was downloading a video from a website and when I download it it says "Mp4 (1)/(2)/(3)..."in the notification but when the download finishes I can't find the file in the "downloads"section and when I find the file in the file manager it shows the file but when I click to open it it plays for a second or two then closes automatically

It's not the website's or the files fault since I can download the same file on chrome

Since the new Chrome changes I have tried to switch from Chrome to Firefox but this download problem is the only thing that's bugging me and keeping me from using Firefox as my default browser

Please if anyone has a solution to my problem, it is greatly appreciated

Asked by Shravan 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Download image from firefox cache

Hi guys, I recently found an image i really like, but the author removed it. It is still open in my browser tab and I can see it in full resolution. I found it in the ab… (read more)

Hi guys,

I recently found an image i really like, but the author removed it. It is still open in my browser tab and I can see it in full resolution. I found it in the about:cache section, but besides looking at the hexadecimal display of the data (which is 3 MB and thus too big for the common android clipboard), it seems impossible to get this image out of the cache. Tap-hold on the image in the firefox tab gives the option to save the image, but that doesen't work since it tries to download it again, which is impossible. Is there any way or tool to get the image saved? On a PC, I know that this would be easy, but on android, it seems impossible.

Best regards,

  Nikolas

Asked by Physikant 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago