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download not possible when checkmark removed in options

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In Firefox 81 removing the checkmark under Tools/Options/General/Tabs in the checkbox for "open links in tabs instead of new windows" disables the downloading on certain sites (i.e. ASUS). The browser just blinks and that is it.. This started with rel 79.

For those that want to reproduce the problem: 1. Go to Asus.com 2. Select "English" as language 3. On the drop-down menu click on "Consumer" 4. Under the line "Select a Product" chose "Networking" 5. Under "Select your Product" click on "Product Series" 6. On the drop-down menu select "Wireless Routers" 7. Then click on "Product Model" 8. On the drop-down menu select i.e. "RT-AC66U" 9. Then next to the router picture click on "Driver & Tools" 10. Under "Driver & Tools" select "BIOS & FIRMWARE" 11. Then click on "DOWNLOAD" button in the "Firmware" box 12. The browser will then do a short and quick "blink" and not download anything 13. You will also see a little line above the "DOWNLOAD" button saying "2020/10/08 Downloaded" with a little downward arrow in a circle right next to it 14. Check everything and you will that nothing was downloaded. 15. Try it with and without a check mark in the Firefox options as described above.

This started with firefox rel/ver 79.

I wonder how long it is going to take, till a developer reacts and confirms this "serious" problem. ASUS says it is a Firefox problem. I would really appreciate a reaction, since I am not using firefox anymore because of this.

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By the way, this download "button" is actually a stylized link, so right-click > Save Link As is a workaround for this one. That doesn't work on true buttons.

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I seem to be getting different menus than you do -- this could be geographic. But I see what you mean, starting from this address and using the blue DOWNLOAD button:

https://www.asus.com/us/Networking/RT-AC66U-B1/HelpDesk_BIOS/

There must be some difference in what happens to the request for the actual zip file in a closing tab in a window that stays open, and closing tab in a closing window.

I tested in Firefox Developer Edition, which is a beta test version of Firefox 82, and it works with either setting, so this bug should be fixed by the next major update, scheduled for October 20th. There's always a possibility that an observed difference between my different Firefox installations is due to different settings, but I can't think of any settings related to this.

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By the way, this download "button" is actually a stylized link, so right-click > Save Link As is a workaround for this one. That doesn't work on true buttons.

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... THANKS, I learned something new, which I always appreciate. Really strange, that no one has noticed it earlier (since rel 79 - I tested it). So, ASUS was right - I'll have to apologize to them!

Have a beer on me

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give-me-a-chance said

Really strange, that no one has noticed it earlier (since rel 79 - I tested it).

Actually, a formal bug report was filed on August 2nd -- also for the ASUS site (#1656753). That is why it is getting fixed in Firefox 82.

I think if more people preferred new windows over new tabs, and more sites used this pattern of unnecessarily directing a download to a new window, there would have been pressure to fix it faster.

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I do see a short blink when the window or tab opens and closes, but this is followed immediately by the download dialog.

Since this seems to be about the target and download attribute, maybe a bookmarklet like this works as a workaround:

javascript:(function(){var e=document.querySelector('a[href$=".zip"]');e.setAttribute('download',e.getAttribute('href'));e.removeAttribute('target');})()

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cor-el said

I do see a short blink when the window or tab opens and closes, but this is followed immediately by the download dialog.

Hi cor-el, in case you are testing on Linux, this bug seems to only affect MS Windows.

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Yes, I tested on Linux.

Does the bookmarklet work on Windows ?

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cor-el said

Does the bookmarklet work on Windows ?

Yes, it does.

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Thanks for the confirmation.

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