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UNACCEPTABLE: Auto File Download to Windows "Download" Directory

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PLEASE help me find a way around this 'so called' improvement of auto downloading any attachment or file to my Downloads folder without any choice from me. I have checked the 'always ask' in General settings - this functionality DOES NOT WORK - IT IS A waste of time. When prompt asks what you want to do, it auto downloads IN THE BACKGROUND even if you say open and do NOT check save option. This is a MAJOR frustration, makes extra work for me to have to remember to go back to Downloads to delete all these files that just pile up, where I separately saved-off the file as usual to my other, separate intended directory. We should have the right to make that decision on whether or not we want to save it to our computers and take up space. PLEASE REVERSE THAT FUNCTIONALITY TO WHAT IS WAS BEFORE. THANK YOU>

PLEASE help me find a way around this 'so called' improvement of auto downloading any attachment or file to my Downloads folder without any choice from me. I have checked the 'always ask' in General settings - this functionality DOES NOT WORK - IT IS A waste of time. When prompt asks what you want to do, it auto downloads IN THE BACKGROUND even if you say open and do NOT check save option. This is a MAJOR frustration, makes extra work for me to have to remember to go back to Downloads to delete all these files that just pile up, where I separately saved-off the file as usual to my other, separate intended directory. We should have the right to make that decision on whether or not we want to save it to our computers and take up space. PLEASE REVERSE THAT FUNCTIONALITY TO WHAT IS WAS BEFORE. THANK YOU>

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The change is probably being discussed on the 'ideas' site, https://connect.mozilla.org (if you wish to address those who can do something about it). There is a temporary way of avoiding the problem (see thread linked below), otherwise all you can do is tamper with the download destination.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370494

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My problem is similar, and the solution mentioned above solves it.

Before applying the solution, when I downloaded a file, the "always ask me" option was ignored and the file was downloaded to my Downloads directory. This was not a major problem, but it was annoying because:

  1. Changing the name before the file has been downloaded is a little easier and takes less time.
  2. Moving or renaming the file causes the list of Download files to become invalid.
  3. I lose the option of aborting the download (e.g., the file was already downloaded).

Thank you.

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