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How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

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How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

Firefox opens with the "Automatic Save Folder" open instead of my normal home page.

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

before saving prefs.js please close firefox and your guess is right the value may any number.

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

hello, this is likely triggered by an extension with the same name listed in your installed addons. please remove it from firefox > addons > extensions.

Disable or remove Add-ons

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

I have the same problem but I do NOT want to remove the extension. I love the extension, I just want to stop seeing the tab that tells me it has been updated every time I launch Firefox (including popup windows). All my other extensions play nice and show that updated tab once and never again, not sure why this one is persisting.

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

in this case please directly contact the extension developers through the means provided at their homepage - they can likely give you more detailed guidance and are the only ones who can fix bugs or make necessary adjustments in the addon. thank you...

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

Thanks for the reply. I suspected that was the case, but since this thread had already been started, I figured I would ask just in case. I'll do as you suggest.

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

open firefox | Press Alter Key | Select Help | Select troubleshotting Information | click on show folder | open prefs.js |( NOW CLOSE FIREFOX) press ctrl+H (find & replace)| copy this value in Find What box| user_pref("extensions.asf.version", ""); | and paste this value in Replace with box | user_pref("extensions.asf.version", 18); | press ctrl+S |( FIREFOX MUST BE CLOSED AT THE TIME OF SAVING THIS FILE OTHERWISE CHANGED SETTINGS WILL BE NOT SAVED) exit

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

That seems reasonable, though I guess the value should be the latest version of the extension, not 18. Regardless, it didn't solve the problem for me. Thanks for trying, though. I have emailed the author of the extension but I haven't heard back yet.

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

before saving prefs.js please close firefox and your guess is right the value may any number.

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

Hi pratikatpc,

Thank you, it worked like a charm!

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Re: How do I keep the "Automatic Save Folder" tab from opening when I start Firefox 18.0?

I tried that, but no luck. It probably has something to do with the fact that I am syncing my Firefox configuration using Dropbox. Even though I save it with FF closed and the changes propagate via Dropbox, the file keeps getting re-set back to a blank value for version.

I still haven't heard back from the developer.