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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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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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Download PDF Without Opening in New Tab

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the G… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, every time I try to download a PDF file, it opens in a new tab instead of actually downloading. I have to copy the link and paste it into the Google Chrome app to make it download properly. How do I fix this?

Asked by tjlford 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year 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 Function

I use a samsung galaxy A12, and I have issue with the download functionality. Whenever I'm downloading and I pause or the Internet becomes bad, when I resume the download… (read more)

I use a samsung galaxy A12, and I have issue with the download functionality. Whenever I'm downloading and I pause or the Internet becomes bad, when I resume the download or "try again", it completes the download but the file becomes corrupted and won't open in my phones storage. And I notice that the size of the file is always less than the actual size downloaded, which indicates that it stopped downloading into the local storage at the point it paused or network became bad.

It'll download completely, but the file downloaded into the phone becomes corrupted and useless. It's annoying that a browser has such a problem in 2023.

Please, fix up ASAP.

Asked by abdazeezosinuga 6 months ago

Last reply by IMHASZ 6 months ago

Firefox for Android saving to random folders and overwriting/deleting files

This is a new issue that just started occuring this month Nov/2023. Firefox for Android has suddenly developed an issue where instead of saving to the download folder and… (read more)

This is a new issue that just started occuring this month Nov/2023. Firefox for Android has suddenly developed an issue where instead of saving to the download folder and renaming the file with (1), (2), etc. It will save to a random folder and overwrite an existing file with the same name.

Noticed occuring on ebay images because they have the same naming structure.

Asked by OBW 5 months ago

Last reply by OBW 5 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 8 months ago

Answered by Paul 7 months ago

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How to change where downloaded items go?

I am on Android Firefox and I accidentally chose "Always" on the pop-up asking where I want my downloaded items to go. I want to change it because where the files are now… (read more)

I am on Android Firefox and I accidentally chose "Always" on the pop-up asking where I want my downloaded items to go. I want to change it because where the files are now sent is inconvenient at best but i cannot find such an option to change my preference in either the Firefox settings bar nor my phone's device settings.

Asked by e.yvette058 8 months ago

Answered by e.yvette058 8 months ago

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How to download (not view) a pdf-file ?

Android 13 / Firefox 111.1.0 Since a short while it seems that Firefox for Android opens pdf-files directly in the browser instead of offering the download option (as it… (read more)

Android 13 / Firefox 111.1.0

Since a short while it seems that Firefox for Android opens pdf-files directly in the browser instead of offering the download option (as it used to be). My Samsung Tab6 Light shows the pdf in compressed fonts, thus it is mostly unreadable. How can I download the pdf instead of viewing it? Or: How can I download the pdf to save it on my device? If I tap the opened pdf a function 'Share' is offered, but then when I try to share via Email nothing is shared!??

Thank you kindly for any support in this. Ueli (Switzerland)

Asked by UeliF 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year 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 3 months ago

Last reply by RRH 2 months ago

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Can't save images

whenever I long press on an image I'd like to save, nearby text gets higghlited instead and I'm not offered the usual pop-up window - in Google search for example, text s… (read more)

whenever I long press on an image I'd like to save, nearby text gets higghlited instead and I'm not offered the usual pop-up window - in Google search for example, text saying 'realted images' gets higghlited

Asked by Kaja 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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FIrefox Fast & Private Browser Android on Playstore unable to show progress on currently downloading files

Hi there, Firefox on Android is unable to show a progress on files that is currently being downloaded. It does, show notification, and I can pause and cancel it from ther… (read more)

Hi there, Firefox on Android is unable to show a progress on files that is currently being downloaded. It does, show notification, and I can pause and cancel it from there, but the details are unknown, the progress bar doesn't tell how much bytes has been downloaded and when i press pause and resume, the state is horribly unknown, the progress becomes 0%, etc. What I want is that Downloads menu in three-dots menu must show this too, not only the files that has been downloaded.

Asked by monadstack 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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Timestamps on pdf download

Hi, I downloaded webpages as pdfs on FF android and have noticed every page has the timestamp on it. How do l get rid of that? I notice in Chrome it doesn't do that. (Nor… (read more)

Hi, I downloaded webpages as pdfs on FF android and have noticed every page has the timestamp on it. How do l get rid of that? I notice in Chrome it doesn't do that. (Nor does it have the link on every page). I prefer Firefox but want it to download a simple pdf. Thanks for any help.

Asked by NJ95 6 months 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 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago