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downloads won't open after they are done downloading

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every time i download something it will not open . i can keep downloading it but it still will not open.

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Downloads won't open after they are done downloading

Actually now they are supposed to open during download with a slight delay so that if they are really short it doesn't open. When the download is complete the downloads window closes. That is by default. You can open the downloads with Ctrl+J and I don't see any menu item for that -- just in case that is what what you actually meant for "won't open".

Note there are two options the first must be check-marked and the second not check-marked for old behavior.

Tools > Options > General


[X] Show the Downloads window when downloading a file
  [_] Close it when all downloads are finished

To view the Downloads window at anytime use "Ctrl+J"

Please mark "Solved" one answer that will best help others with a similar problem -- hope this was it.

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or maybe

Downloads not visible in Download Manager - MozillaZine Knowledge Base

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Same issue. The response doesn't apply to what's happening here. It's not that they aren't visible. I can view and open the containing folder while I am downloading a file. But as soon as the file completes it is removed and I am unable to view the location or run the program. Some files will still show the view file folder but it will take me to my documents where there is no file. If I look under my location where all downloads go the file is no longer there. After it is downloaded I also cannot open the file from the download list. But my files always show in the download list. They are just gone. This happened in 8.0 then I completely removed firefox and restarted then installed 9.0. Still having the same problem.

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