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How do disable download popup window in FireFox 98.0b3

After installing the beta FF 98.0b3 in order to work around the Webroot problem currently going on with v97, I've noticed that whenever I download something, the download… (read more)

After installing the beta FF 98.0b3 in order to work around the Webroot problem currently going on with v97, I've noticed that whenever I download something, the download popup window stays active until I click on something. I don't want to remove the download button because I want to monitor download progress, and at times, I DO want to look at specific downloads from time to time. But the fact that the window automatically pops up and stays there until I click on something is annoying.

I saw similar posts several years old about older versions which don't apply now.

So, is there a way to disable this thing without completely removing the download progress indicator from my toolbar?

Thanks again for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago

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Disable new-downloads dropdown menu.

In the latest Firefox update a very annoying new "feature" arrived. When you download something, an automatic drop down menu appears in the top toolbar and stays there un… (read more)

In the latest Firefox update a very annoying new "feature" arrived. When you download something, an automatic drop down menu appears in the top toolbar and stays there until the file is being downloaded and closed after some seconds after the download is finished. You can click of course somewhere to make it vanish.

This is TOO ANNOYING. It also covers a portion of the main page. How can i disable this behavior and return to the old one where nothing appears automatically?

Asked by gtsavdar 7 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 7 months ago

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Firefox 98.0 automatically downloads every attachment

Hello Mozilla Support! I just installed Firefox 98.0 this morning. I was very surprised to discover that I can no longer view an attachment in Firefox or open an attachme… (read more)

Hello Mozilla Support!

I just installed Firefox 98.0 this morning. I was very surprised to discover that I can no longer view an attachment in Firefox or open an attachment without also downloading it.

If you can, please ask the developers to reinstate the Download Attachment options to "Open with Firefox" and "Open with [select the program]" without automatically downloading every attachment.

Thank you!

-Steve

Steve Friedman

Asked by sfriedman88 6 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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Automatically open the Downloads panel

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file. The problem... it STAYS open. How can I turn it off? I already know where and… (read more)

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file.

The problem... it STAYS open.

How can I turn it off? I already know where and how to check on my downloaded files. I do not need to see the downloads panel pop up every time I save a file. And I definitely do not need or want it to stay open, causing yet another need for a mouse click to make it go away.

Asked by tcd2000email 6 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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Downloads defaulting to 'Downloads' folder despite settings

I've just suddenly had this problem starting today: downloading files through the browser is now automatically sending them to my computer's Downloads folder, even though… (read more)

I've just suddenly had this problem starting today: downloading files through the browser is now automatically sending them to my computer's Downloads folder, even though I have my download settings set to 'Always ask you where to save files'. I double-checked to see if my settings had been reset by the update (they had not), and I even unselected and reselected the option to see if that helped anything (it didn't).

Asked by sethmwenger 6 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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Win 11 Too many processes

Greetings- I was using my browser (single window, three open tabs) and I checked task manager - Firefox has several concurrent processes running and I don't understand. I… (read more)

Greetings- I was using my browser (single window, three open tabs) and I checked task manager - Firefox has several concurrent processes running and I don't understand. I understand the sandbox and one process having several child processes, but this I believe is suspect.

I also noticed that in the "Security at a glance" window in Win11, my icons have changed - there's a weird white box on most of the security icons. I'm thinking I may be under some sort of virus/trojan, etc., yet I've ran antivirus even in prior to boot and got nothing

Asked by Freshness319 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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How do I turn new download notification off?

I just had a Firefox update today and now when I save a pic or save a video it does a new really annoying drop-down notification at the top from the download icon area wh… (read more)

I just had a Firefox update today and now when I save a pic or save a video it does a new really annoying drop-down notification at the top from the download icon area which stays there until I manually remove it. In the past I only saw an activity up there when I downloaded programs to my downloads folder, but not when I simply saved an image or video to my other locations. I do not want this stupid dropdown notification appearing, and it's getting bigger and bigger the more pics I save, how do I turn it off? It's ridiculous. I save videos from twitter and images like memes all the time and never have this happen, it just saves it and there is nothing more going on to worry about (which is what I want), it's only started today after the update so it's a new feature. I looked in about:config but I could not work out which setting it is so didn't touch anything. Thanks for your help.

Asked by lee.wilshier 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox causing cable modem/router to crash

I have read on different sites that other people over the years have had issues with Firefox causing router/modem problems. One case was related to Amazon, another case … (read more)

I have read on different sites that other people over the years have had issues with Firefox causing router/modem problems. One case was related to Amazon, another case to Home Depot, but in my case it is caused on the initial start of Firefox after a boot. Once the router/modem is reset, we can restart Firefox multiple times each day and it never causes a problem again. In our case, it is caused by the home page (aolmail.com). I have read all the solutions that I have found and the only thing that appears to work for us is to start Firefox in Troubleshooting Mode. Then we are fine with no further modem/router hang ups. Any suggestions as to what to try to resolve this issue. It's on my Wife's computer and if she ain't happy, no one else is. Thanks.

Asked by mike.steele1 6 months ago

Answered by mike.steele1 6 months ago

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downloads panel

With the new version (98.0), a new behavior emerges. I do many image downloads individually (save image as), and now, when I download an image, the download panel comes u… (read more)

With the new version (98.0), a new behavior emerges. I do many image downloads individually (save image as), and now, when I download an image, the download panel comes up, a new feature, but it is an annoying behavior. I prefer the old way: when I want to open the downloads panel I click on the download icon on the menubar. This page apparently describes this new behavior: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/manage-downloads-preferences-using-downloads-menu How do I prevent the downloads panel from automatically opening when I don't want it to open? Unfortunately it's tough to get a picture of this. I tried for a movie on my phone so maybe you can see what it looks like, though right now it looks like it won't upload.

Asked by lemonodo 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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DELETION AND TERMATION OF MY FIREFOX WITH EMAIL [email address] AS I HAVE A NEW PHONE AND LOST TO THE AUTHENTICATOR CODES AND BACKUP CODES

seburo I NEED HELP I.M REQUESTING FIREFOX ACCOUNT TO DELETE MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT WITH THE EMAIL ADDRESS [email address] FROM THIER SIDE AS I NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO IT P… (read more)

seburo I NEED HELP I.M REQUESTING FIREFOX ACCOUNT TO DELETE MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT WITH THE EMAIL ADDRESS [email address] FROM THIER SIDE AS I NO LONGER HAVE ACCESS TO IT PRETTY PLEASE

Asked by Donovan 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Disable download panel automatically opening?

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I … (read more)

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I disable it?

Asked by thetitansilva 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 months ago

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Download window pops up every time I download something

Hi Everyone, Hope someone can help. Whenever I download something, there is a window that pops up with all downloads. How can I stop this as it is quite annoying? … (read more)

Hi Everyone,

Hope someone can help. Whenever I download something, there is a window that pops up with all downloads. How can I stop this as it is quite annoying?

Asked by Hardus 6 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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After the new installment of Firefox (98 64bit/Win 11) Downloads list popup every time I download a file

Hi, Since the yesterday installment of Firefox, the Download list popup every time I download a file. I tried to toggle about:config->browser.download.panel.shown->… (read more)

Hi,

Since the yesterday installment of Firefox, the Download list popup every time I download a file. I tried to toggle about:config->browser.download.panel.shown->false but every time I download a file in toggle back to true & the list pop up

It's very annoying. Any suggestion please?

Asked by geulim3 6 months ago

Answered by geulim3 6 months ago

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Automatic update not honoring settings

Hello, I've set up Firefox to ask before updating, so I was taken aback by the fact that today, an update was automatically installed without Firefox asking me... (I was … (read more)

Hello,

I've set up Firefox to ask before updating, so I was taken aback by the fact that today, an update was automatically installed without Firefox asking me... (I was updated from 97.x to 98.0)

It is especially frustrating, as the mandatory "Restart" screen is broken when using several profiles, at least under Debian.

Let me know if you need more information.

Best regards,

Adonis

Asked by Adonis 6 months ago

Answered by Adonis 6 months ago

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How to disable the pop-up from a complete download

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every e… (read more)

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every extension, Ive tried the about:config solution I found on this page, setting it to "false" and I havent been able to find anything in tools or settings.. but nothing disables it and its getting annoying. Ive had Firefox for years and this has never happened before.

Asked by jos.bonilla 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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download progress status

March 9, the progress of download status now comes on after each download, not when I simply ask to see the status. this is annoying as it continues to list all download… (read more)

March 9, the progress of download status now comes on after each download, not when I simply ask to see the status. this is annoying as it continues to list all downloads during the session. I have to hit the icon to not see the status after each pop-up, this was never a problem until this morning.

Asked by robtarch 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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download drop down menu

Lately when I download an image, from Google expanded images on the right side for example, the download drops down a menu. If I have made multiple downloads the list get… (read more)

Lately when I download an image, from Google expanded images on the right side for example, the download drops down a menu. If I have made multiple downloads the list gets longer and now blocks the area of the page I am working on. I don't need this downloads drop down menu and cannot find a way to stop it. I would prefer if it didn't display unless I clicked on it.

I have searched the net but can't find any answers. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tom.

Asked by jthomashinton 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Update does not work

Hello! Unfortunately, my Firefox does not get an automatic update. And it can't be updated manually either. Under "Help" a notice says that updates are disabled by the sy… (read more)

Hello! Unfortunately, my Firefox does not get an automatic update. And it can't be updated manually either. Under "Help" a notice says that updates are disabled by the system admin. But that's not true, because I'm the admin and I didn't set it that way. How can I change this?

With kind regards Klaus Hausmann

Asked by klaus1003 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Download notification box pops up & stays up covering part of my screen

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & cov… (read more)

I download a lot of pictures. Until today (after an update) the download notification only showed when I clicked on it. Now it pops up when I download something & covers part of my screen. I have to click somewhere to get rid of it. I don't need to see what is downloading.

Asked by prism91455 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Big yellow dotted border on history page.

I don't know if it is a wrong manipulation or an update feature, but since today when i select a link in the history library, it is now highlighted with big yellow dotted… (read more)

I don't know if it is a wrong manipulation or an update feature, but since today when i select a link in the history library, it is now highlighted with big yellow dotted borders instead of the usual subtle black/white single pixel sized dots. How to revert back to the small borders?

Asked by thor94 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago