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Gmail attachment download opens a new tab?

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When I download an attachment from Gmail, I would like to just download it. However, Firefox now opens the attachment in a new tab before I can download it. Is this new? Is there a way to turn this off?

When I download an attachment from Gmail, I would like to just download it. However, Firefox now opens the attachment in a new tab before I can download it. Is this new? Is there a way to turn this off?

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Please assist. Firefox seems to be downloading all Gmail attachments to my downloads folder, even though in my Firefox Preferences, I've selected "Always Ask Where You Want to Save Files".

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Hi KT, In Gmail, when clicking on an attachment, it will try to preview it in a full page preview on the current tab. Is that what you're seeing, or is it actually opening a new tab?

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It automatically downloads it to my Downloads folder, then opens a new tab. Since I prefer for it to Ask Where I Want to Save Files, I have to re-download it to the place I want, then close the new tab and delete the copy that was downloaded to my Downloads folder.

It used to open a Preview in the same tab as my Gmail (which I liked). It started doing the behavior above after a Firefox update, I think.

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Does anyone have an answer to this? It seems to have only started happening after a recent Firefox update.

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Does anyone have an answer to this? I'm still needing to go through a multi-step process every time I want to download an attachment, then I need to go to my Downloads folder to delete the extra download that happens each time I want to download an attachment.

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For some reason, this stopped. Though Firefox opens a new tab every time I try to download a Gmail attachment, it thankfully stopped making a duplicate download in my Downloads folder that I would have to delete. Don't know why it was happening or why this stopped, but very grateful that it stopped.

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Is there a way to make it stop opening a new tab when I try to download a Gmail attachment?

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