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Downloaded file through private tab only saved for less than 5 minutes

So i browse in private tab, find image and file i want to download. I download them, and few second after the tab is closed or i closing the app, the file delete itself. … (read more)

So i browse in private tab, find image and file i want to download. I download them, and few second after the tab is closed or i closing the app, the file delete itself. At best it stays for few minutes. Sometime it delete itself before i close the tab and open the gallery/file manager to check if they still there. Only resulted on me seeing they delete itself.

Asked by alifzero13 5 months ago

Last reply by alifzero13 3 days ago

Downloads don't start after multiple attempts. Later I see multiple downloads of the same file in my downloads folder.

The download process is invisiballs. It won't start no mattet how much I retry, will get completed exactly the nxtimes I tried after hours without my knowledge callage. … (read more)

The download process is invisiballs. It won't start no mattet how much I retry, will get completed exactly the nxtimes I tried after hours without my knowledge callage.

Asked by Beyond Oblivion 2 weeks ago

Firefox download problem

In Android 14 oneUI 6.0 i have an issue while i download, the progress of download doesn't show up, i have checked everything but only the Firefox notification of private… (read more)

In Android 14 oneUI 6.0 i have an issue while i download, the progress of download doesn't show up, i have checked everything but only the Firefox notification of private search shows up, plus when it is downloading the file i have problems when browsing, like when i use the keyboard The keyboard automatically closes and doesn't allows me to type I don't know if i explain myself clear enough

Asked by ip sans 300 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

Bug that deletes existing download when cancelling another ongoing download

I keep running into this bug where, on the odd occasion I am trying to download a file and the download occurs slow sometimes from the server's end, I might start a downl… (read more)

I keep running into this bug where, on the odd occasion I am trying to download a file and the download occurs slow sometimes from the server's end, I might start a download of the same file twice. Then when one finishes downloading, if I press cancel on the ongoing download, it deletes the other downloaded file from my storage. This probably happens because the files are named the exact same but cancelling a downloading file should not delete an already downloaded, different file.

Asked by aren 1 month ago

Last reply by Rabiashah Rashdi1234 1 month ago

software and Firefox app for Android

You don't give me the proper. Software I have a Samsung Galaxy and it keeps giving me Android software because it downloads it and I go to sign in to Google and tells me … (read more)

You don't give me the proper. Software I have a Samsung Galaxy and it keeps giving me Android software because it downloads it and I go to sign in to Google and tells me I have android and don't recognize my galaxy fire fox for Android wrong software screw up my phone and accounts

Asked by Chole “Princess” Mickey 4 months ago

Last reply by Mary T. Hodge 1 month ago

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Download Notification keeps popping up

Few days ago I downloaded something, but canceled it from the notification. Now a notification with the headline "Downloads" and the file name below keeps popping up ever… (read more)

Few days ago I downloaded something, but canceled it from the notification. Now a notification with the headline "Downloads" and the file name below keeps popping up every half an hour or so, when Firfox is closed or in the background. I can't click on it and restart it.

Asked by Cammder_3 4 months ago

Answered by Cammder_3 4 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 5 months ago

Last reply by RRH 4 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 🌞 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

Missing downloaded images

I downloaded some images in incognito mode from Images tab by using firefox's "save image" option, but i can't find them in my Downloads folder and Firefox says that i di… (read more)

I downloaded some images in incognito mode from Images tab by using firefox's "save image" option, but i can't find them in my Downloads folder and Firefox says that i didnt download any files

Asked by weed.goose245 5 months ago

Last reply by welchia 5 months ago

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I Want To Change Default Download Location

By default, Firefox only downloads directly to the internal storage, and not the micro SD card I installed. Its become tedious to manually move everything to save phone s… (read more)

By default, Firefox only downloads directly to the internal storage, and not the micro SD card I installed. Its become tedious to manually move everything to save phone space every time I download anything.

All the past forums said to use about:config, but I understand the newer Firefox removed that function as it would break the app due to some major internal changes.

Please add the function to set a download path for Firefox to send my files to, including to my SD card.

Asked by thekangaroocourt17 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Is there any way to change file name before downloading?

As the title says, is there a way to edit file's name before downloading it? Any extension or anything? As in, e.g I'd like to download a photo but change it's file name … (read more)

As the title says, is there a way to edit file's name before downloading it? Any extension or anything? As in, e.g I'd like to download a photo but change it's file name before I do so, so I don't have to go into files app on my phone in order to modify it. (Sorry if it's easy to do and I just can't find it but I'm super new to Mozilla and used Opera Mobile before, which had that option, so I'm used to it)

Asked by lea 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago