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Restore the "Open in Firefox" WITHOUT asking, and WITHOUT downloading

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution. Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a p… (read more)

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution.

Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a page, it would "Open in Firefox" in a new tab. Then after reading it or printing it or whatever I wanted to do, I could click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button if I wanted to save it, and an Explorer would open up allowing me to select where I want to put it and what I want to call it (if I wanted to change the name it comes with) before downloading/saving.

Now, when I click a link it just downloads (even though most of the time I don't want that). Despite all I've read, I've tried a dozen settings, and I CANNOT get that behavior back.

If I set the browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to False, and select "Open with Firefox" when it prompts me, I can't get it to STOP prompting me. It prompts me EVERY TIME, even though I have checked the box repeatedly for "Do this automatically for files like this from now on"

And yet it is STILL downloading automatically when it opens for viewing in the new tab, and I am forever now cleaning and deleting crap out of my downloads.

I have my default PDF reader set to the reader I like, and when I'm NOT in Firefox, I do NOT want to have to right-click and select my preferred reader each time.

But when I AM IN FIREFOX, what I need it to do is

- Open in Firefox, in a new tab, 
- DON'T prompt me, just do it, and 
- DON'T download it, unless if I then want to keep it I click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button.

HOW CAN I GET IT THIS BEHAVIOR BACK PLEASE?

Asked by JeffNLisa 3 months ago

Last reply by James 2 days ago

Security breach using your browser

Hire staff instead of your blind leading the blind approach would be appreciated. Case in point, password security regarding access to my Last Pass vault! Through one o… (read more)

Hire staff instead of your blind leading the blind approach would be appreciated.

Case in point, password security regarding access to my Last Pass vault!

Through one of your updates, my master password to access my Last Pass account is shown which allows anyone to access my last pass vault. Your instructions are useless and incorrect and your real support is a joke.

If you have an accurate solution that applies to your CURRENT version, I would appreciate your help.

As a FYI, Chrome and the other normal browsers have retained the requirement to provide their master password to gain access to my Last Pass vault.

Aside from this issue and lack of real support, your browser is great. If I can's get a solution from you, I will have to stop using your browser.

Asked by 4johnherman 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

External program forcing closure of open Firefox browser.

Something is forcing closure of Firefox periodically (about once a week or so?). This happens whether I have Firefox open or not. If I have Firefox open at the time, th… (read more)

Something is forcing closure of Firefox periodically (about once a week or so?). This happens whether I have Firefox open or not. If I have Firefox open at the time, the browser closes then reopens at a Microsoft Bing search page ("...goose...") and all the other pages I had open have disappeared. If it happened when the browser was not already open, the next time I open it the home page has been reset as above. As far as I can see, nothing else in my settings has been changed, but I have to go in and manually reenter my usual desired homepage. Are you doing this, is Microsoft doing this, or is some other interloper causing this? Do you know any way I can find out and stop it?

Asked by abgrt134 3 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 3 months ago

hyperlinks on web pages have a small letter "a" in front or after the link

Hi, I have a web site that displays differently with the Firefox browser. IE & Google Chrome display OK. The links on my pages show up with a small letter "a" e… (read more)

Hi,

     I have a web site that displays differently with the Firefox browser.

IE & Google Chrome display OK. The links on my pages show up with a small letter "a" either in front or after the hyperlink. I'll try to attach a screen shot. Is there a setting in Firefox that will get rid of that issue ? Thanks for any help,

      Greg

Asked by records1 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

Bookmark details are missing

Bookmark details for my bookmarks are suddenly missing. I still see the list of bookmark folders, and within each folder I still see the list of bookmark names. But the n… (read more)

Bookmark details for my bookmarks are suddenly missing. I still see the list of bookmark folders, and within each folder I still see the list of bookmark names. But the navigation details (i.e., URLs) for each bookmark are nowhere to be seen. Nothing happens when I click on a bookmark.

What could have happened? Is there a way to recover that information? (Unfortunately I don't have an up-to-date bookmark backup.)

Asked by joe.dempsky 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

My backup isn't loading :(

Hey! My firefox crashed and I had to uninstall and reinstall it. However, when I signed back in the new browser with the account I created in 2020, it did not transfer my… (read more)

Hey! My firefox crashed and I had to uninstall and reinstall it. However, when I signed back in the new browser with the account I created in 2020, it did not transfer my bookmarks and extensions. Can you please help me? I am freaking out a bit because it is so important that i get those back. I would REALLY appreciate it!

Chetrice

Asked by chdmosley 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

facebook posts still advancing or jump

this has been a problem that a lot of us Facebook and Firefox user have and are facing and yet to be fixed. I have seen some people stare they're going to other… (read more)

this has been a problem that a lot of us Facebook and Firefox user have and are facing and yet to be fixed. I have seen some people stare they're going to other browsers I do not want to do that but it is getting to the point where i may need to. It does not do this on Chrome or edge, Now it is said that it may be the extensions well I have disabled or turned them off and still doing it . Please could someone check into it was supposed to be resolved in newest version but it is not

Asked by Mary 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

mailto setting has disappeared twice

Up-to-date Firefox on Windows 10 laptop. Today, for the 2nd time in a week or so, the “mailto” function has disappeared; i.e., if I click a “Send email” link on a webpage… (read more)

Up-to-date Firefox on Windows 10 laptop. Today, for the 2nd time in a week or so, the “mailto” function has disappeared; i.e., if I click a “Send email” link on a webpage, the Windows dialogue box to select a mail app pops up. When I check the applications setting, mailto doesn't appear in the list.

The first time this happened, I found online instructions to refresh Firefox and select Gmail as the mail client. I don’t mind doing it again, but I am concerned about the problem occurring so soon after the recent refresh.

Asked by brucelshew 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Remote Control?!

So, I was just going to Youtube, and on the search bar, there was a little robot. I hovered my cursor over and it said I was under remote control. The reason is DevTools … (read more)

So, I was just going to Youtube, and on the search bar, there was a little robot. I hovered my cursor over and it said I was under remote control. The reason is DevTools whatever that is. I do some research and turn it off. Go back in and it reappears again. Please help.

Asked by yolando452 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Trying to download a large zip file. Download stops after roughly 30 seconds and cuts the file

Hello, I am trying to download a 5GB .zip file from a website. Inside the .zip file is a single .netCDF file. When I download the file and open it, both windows explorer … (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to download a 5GB .zip file from a website. Inside the .zip file is a single .netCDF file. When I download the file and open it, both windows explorer and 7zip say there is a problem with the file: "Unexpected end of data". I have downloaded this file multiple times and the file size is different every time. The largest proportion I have managed to download is 1.7GB. I have noticed that the file size I end up with is proportional to the download speed during the download (usually between 20 to 40 Mbps).

I have also noticed that the download never lasts longer than ~30 seconds, which is why I think it could be a Firefox issue. Is there some way I can remove this 30 second cap? The download speed is limited by the host website so I am afraid there is not much I can do in that regard.

Any help would be much appreciated :)

Asked by arturmbnunes 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

email link in firefox

I cannot seem to send a link of a webpage in Firefox to any email addresses I used to be able to send before. I am unsure if I have done anything in firefox to cause thi… (read more)

I cannot seem to send a link of a webpage in Firefox to any email addresses I used to be able to send before. I am unsure if I have done anything in firefox to cause this. can you please suggest some ways of how I can enable this function

Thanks & kind regards Ashlyn Ray

Asked by Eagy 3 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 3 months ago

Discover credit card log-in won't work

Saturday, when I tried to check my Discover credit card account online, it needed to send me a verification code via text. I entered the code and everything worked OK. … (read more)

Saturday, when I tried to check my Discover credit card account online, it needed to send me a verification code via text. I entered the code and everything worked OK. I understand that, from time to time, this needs to happen for security purposes. The last text I got this message from Discover for this was back in February.

But then, on Sunday, I got the same message. But this time, I never received the code. I waited about 10 minutes, then asked for a different code to be sent. I never got this one either. I called Discover, and they tried a few things & eventually verbally gave me a verification code. This worked and I logged in just fine.

On Monday when I logged in, again I was told that they needed to sent me another verification code. I didn't have time to deal with it, so I moved on.

Today, again it required a verification code. I didn't receive the text, waited 10-12 minutes or so, and requested a 2nd code. I never got this on either. I called Discover again, and was connected to their tech support people. We tried several options, then they suggested that I try using a different browser. I also have AVG on my computer. I tried that and got through to my Discover account instantly. They then suggested that I contact you to figure out what the problem is. After I got off the phone with them, I used AVG to log in and out of my Discover account maybe 5-6 times and never had any problem.

Can you figure out why my Discover account isn't working with Firefox? I am currently using version 103.0.2. Firefox has been my primary web browser ever since I got my first computer in March 2000, and this was then known as Netscape Navigator 3.??? I have never had any issue like this with any website I have used until this problem started with Discover.com.

THANKS!

Asked by ccwilke 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago