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Firefox Duplicate PDF File downloads

I see the thread was closed without a solutuion. The CIRCUMVENTION being 'fiddling' about with 'config'. Just to re-state.... Since Firefox 98, PDF files that are OPENED … (read more)

I see the thread was closed without a solutuion. The CIRCUMVENTION being 'fiddling' about with 'config'. Just to re-state.... Since Firefox 98, PDF files that are OPENED within Firefox are also automatically (and INCORRECTLY) downloaded. If the PDF file is subsequently requested to be downloaded (using the 'button' within the PDF display/window), Firefox will either: Prompt stating that the file already exists; or (if the user picks his/her own filename) a 2nd copy of the file will be downloaded. Sorry to be direct but THIS IS A BUG THAT NEEDS FIXING.

Asked by rob3109buy 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to open files without downloading them after version 98

Hello. I am extremely annoyed with Mozilla after this update and am DESPERATE for a fix. I am a college student. I have to open several notes, lectures, syllabi, sample … (read more)

Hello. I am extremely annoyed with Mozilla after this update and am DESPERATE for a fix.

I am a college student. I have to open several notes, lectures, syllabi, sample assignments, etc. a day. Obviously, I can't download every single one of these files to my computer. I'd run out of space. The SOLE REASON why I picked Firefox as my browser was because of the dialogue box that appeared whenever I went to download something, giving me the option to simply open a file without saving it.

They made it so that dialog box wasn't the default. Okay, fine, annoying. But all I have to do is go into settings and change it to "Always ask," right? Wrong. EVERY SINGLE FILE GETS DOWNLOADED TO MY COMPUTER NOW. Every PDF and MS Word document is sent straight to my download folder.

Is there ANY way I can open up files (specifically PDF and MS Word files) without saving them to my computer? I remember these files would be saved to a "temporary" file area, how can I re enable that again? If not, I will be switching to another browser that offers this option.

Asked by beaunathanhoward 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Open .pdf rather than save

Hello, Ever since a few updates ago, whenever I click on a .pdf, Firefox automatically saves a copy in my Downloads folder. I have changed the settings for opening a .pd… (read more)

Hello, Ever since a few updates ago, whenever I click on a .pdf, Firefox automatically saves a copy in my Downloads folder. I have changed the settings for opening a .pdf to "Always Ask," and when the pop-up opens that asks if I want to save or open with Adobe, I click "open with Adobe." This has the desired effect of opening the file in Adobe BUT ALSO the undesired effect of still downloading the file. I DO NOT want the file to download. I just want it to open in Adobe.

Cheers

Asked by gonzo128 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Open downloaded wordprocessing file

I upgraded to version 98 on March 12, 2022 now on March 13, 2022 when I download a .docx file it no longer opens in WordPerfect as it did in version 97.0.2! Instead it a… (read more)

I upgraded to version 98 on March 12, 2022 now on March 13, 2022 when I download a .docx file it no longer opens in WordPerfect as it did in version 97.0.2! Instead it asks to SAVE the file! That is NOT what I want to do! I want to open it without saving. I have spent a lot of time this morning trying to figure this out and getting no where.

Asked by h.jane.brink 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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PDF View instead of PDF Download

I use KOFAX PDF software as my default viewer and up until recently, when I viewed a PDF using FIREFOX and according to my personal settings, it would open using KOFAX an… (read more)

I use KOFAX PDF software as my default viewer and up until recently, when I viewed a PDF using FIREFOX and according to my personal settings, it would open using KOFAX and I could view and then download if i desired. As of recent, without me changing any of my settings, FIREFOX opens the PDF but will download the file every time. I want to be able to view and then download if I so wish, not, view and auto download. I have tried every combination under Settings / Applications. This is a big issue for me as I view multiple PDF's and have to empty my download folder. This was a major factor in me choosing and recommending FIREFOX to friends, family & business associates. As I stated before, this was never an issue until recently.

Asked by usadeclan 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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PDF files always opening in browser now.

Now with this new update, pdf files always open in browser. In the previous version, even when configured in the settings, the file was downloaded from some websites wh… (read more)

Now with this new update, pdf files always open in browser. In the previous version, even when configured in the settings, the file was downloaded from some websites when this was the case. In other words, the browser is not respecting the rule defined by the website itself of downloading the file and not opening it within the browser. Now, the files always opens in-browser, it's very annoying. It looks like it's a bug. Please fix it.

Asked by gfrsolutions2015 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Do not see "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt" when downloading information

Hello: Until recently, whenever I downloaded information from a web site I perform research on, the resulting csv/excel files would trigger the "What should Firefox do w… (read more)

Hello:

Until recently, whenever I downloaded information from a web site I perform research on, the resulting csv/excel files would trigger the "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt" so i could review the information before possibly downloading it.

Then, without explanation, the prompt suddenly disappeared and now, whenever I try to download a csv/excel file, it automatically wants to save to a folder on my flash/hard drive. I have reviewed my Firefox settings with nothing appearing wrong and I even talked to the people behind the web site I gather my information from and they said the problem is not on their end.

I have been using Windows 11 for the last few months and I've been using this particular web site to gather information from for over 3 years both at home and at a public library and have never encountered this problem ever.

Any information/help would be greatly appreciated.

Bill

Asked by billstinson1967 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Torrent download open or save

when downloading torrent it used to ask open or save the torrent file, now it automatically downloads, it doesn't ask open or download anymore. How to get back that optio… (read more)

when downloading torrent it used to ask open or save the torrent file, now it automatically downloads, it doesn't ask open or download anymore. How to get back that option again? Help anyone

Asked by orik652 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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PDF Files are downloaded to my computer even though setting is set to open with Acrobat Reader

Hello, Just recently, PDF files are now automatically downloaded in my designated download location even though that in the Applications settings, I have chosen Use Adob… (read more)

Hello,

Just recently, PDF files are now automatically downloaded in my designated download location even though that in the Applications settings, I have chosen Use Adobe Acrobat Reader when a PDF file is to be opened.

A software I use for work generates a lot of PDF files and up to a few days ago, they would open in Adobe and then I would decide to save them if needed. Now they open in Adobe but save them on my desktop at the same time (chosen location for downloads).

Is this happening to anyone else? Is there a way to resolve this in the about:config menu?

Thanks for the help everyone.

Asked by spiderman2600 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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PDF download window disppeared after the recent update

Before the most recent update (version 98.0), my default setting for pdf files is to open in Firefox and a pdf website I use prompted a download window when I clicked 'Do… (read more)

Before the most recent update (version 98.0), my default setting for pdf files is to open in Firefox and a pdf website I use prompted a download window when I clicked 'Download'. It has 'popupDownload=true' in the link which I believe did the trick.

After this update, clicking the same button just opens the pdf file instead of showing the download window, ignoring the command in the link.

Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.

Asked by shz 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Downloading files / pics management seems broken

It seems after latest update the download management is broken. I used to be able to download a jpeg or image and it would automatically download it to a pic folder I h… (read more)

It seems after latest update the download management is broken.

I used to be able to download a jpeg or image and it would automatically download it to a pic folder I have set up. And if I download a pdf or some other file type it would download it to my dedicated Firefox download folder.

Now No matter what I do it treats all the file types the same as far as where they go when downloaded and it will not remember my last folder for that file type.

I know there is a section in the settings to tell FF what to do with each file type, but FF no longer will automatically download jpegs for example to the pics folder I set up, FF always just puts the jpegs in my FF download folder for all other file types.

It's been the same way for a long time and it worked fine, no it seems with last update functionality has been broken compared to how it used to be.

Is there any way to go back to previous behavior? Just like many FF updates lately, it seems to break things and make things more difficult than they used to be.

Windows 10 64

Asked by BWX232 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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PDF preview's download button changed behaviour.

Hello Community. I've selected an option to open PDF's in Firefox for preview. And if I wanted to download the PDF after preview, I simply clicked the downloab button fr… (read more)

Hello Community.

I've selected an option to open PDF's in Firefox for preview. And if I wanted to download the PDF after preview, I simply clicked the downloab button from the preview app/tab. The files were downloaded with default filename and to the downloads folder without prompts. But since a while ago the dialog where the save location must be selected and filename given for the file opens up after the click of the download button.

How can I change it back to the previous behaviour without having to input filename and select the file download directory?

Asked by playpig_ 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 11 months ago

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Firefox 98 no longer giving option to open or save file, just saves it to download folder which floods me with files

Firefox 98 no longer giving option to open or save file, it now just saves files to my Download folder, which I don't want. I use firefox for work, and I have to downloa… (read more)

Firefox 98 no longer giving option to open or save file, it now just saves files to my Download folder, which I don't want. I use firefox for work, and I have to download literally hundreds of files, mainly generated excel spreadsheets, a day. The ability to have the option to just open the file from the temp folder that gets cleared when firefox closed was great. Now I have to fiddle with about:config to get back even a portion of what I was able to do before. currently i have browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel set to false, which helps, but there are just certain file types that ignore this setting, such as zip files and pdf files. Those still auto download to the Download folder, then I have to go hunt for them if I need to attach them to emails. It's a BAD feature. How do I revert it to do what it did pre ver 98?

Asked by Kyosji 1 year ago

Last reply by capatosta 1 year ago

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Firefox stop saving files to temp?

Is it only me or after the latest upadates, firefox now saving files to folder "download" i love using firefox because i can costumize if i only want to see without savin… (read more)

Is it only me or after the latest upadates, firefox now saving files to folder "download" i love using firefox because i can costumize if i only want to see without saving the files (temp. folder will be automatically cleared anyway). How can i set it back? it's troubling me if i only want to see the files without actually saving them

Asked by fithriyaasma 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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IN WHATSAPP PDF FILE DOWNLOAD problem

HELLO mozilla TEAM IN WHATSAP PDF FILE I DOWNLOAD I JUST CLICK IN PDF FILE AND THE PDF PAGE IS OPEN IN MOZILLA OLD version I DOWNLOAD PDF I JUST CLICK AUTO DOWNLOAD PLZ… (read more)

HELLO mozilla TEAM IN WHATSAP PDF FILE I DOWNLOAD I JUST CLICK IN PDF FILE AND THE PDF PAGE IS OPEN IN MOZILLA OLD version I DOWNLOAD PDF I JUST CLICK AUTO DOWNLOAD PLZ I WANT SAME LIKE OLD version PDF FILE DOWNLOAD

         THANK U

Asked by HABIB.PEARL244 1 year ago

Last reply by squirell 1 year ago

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FF doesn't show the download window/form and instead it only asks download location of file being downloaded

In the recent update (98.0) FF ceased showing the Open/Download file form trying to save a file anywhere on disk. In about:preferences, in Applications section, there's a… (read more)

In the recent update (98.0) FF ceased showing the Open/Download file form trying to save a file anywhere on disk. In about:preferences, in Applications section, there's archive (zip, rar) mime type format missing.

Asked by mt-erebus666 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Downloads Update

I used to have prompt every time I would download something... I would like it back, how can I do this? I've already tried to ask Firefox to always ask me where I would l… (read more)

I used to have prompt every time I would download something... I would like it back, how can I do this? I've already tried to ask Firefox to always ask me where I would like to open my download but when it does I removes the name of my PDF and acts like they are textedit files and now when I download JPGS it wont even give me an option to choose to have Firefox ask me for the file type "JPG". How can I get everything back to the way it used to be before the update version 98.0?

Asked by Eli Maughan 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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FF98 "Always Open Similar Files" in downloads isn't there!!!

The new Firefox 98 has broken some functionality my company users in our ERP. Instead of passing a file type off to the needed application, it is now downloading it so my… (read more)

The new Firefox 98 has broken some functionality my company users in our ERP. Instead of passing a file type off to the needed application, it is now downloading it so my users have to then click in the downloads area to execute the call for the report.

Per the release notes, there should be an option to ALWAYS OPEN SIMILAR FILES in the down loads section but its not there on any of our PC's.

Anyone run into this yet?

Asked by Tiny4409 1 year ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 year ago