Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98
Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98 is a breaking change. Before this, FF understood that there are 2 different reasons why a file might be downloaded:
- Because the User explicitly wants to save a file for later reference - these files were saved to a directory chosen by the User in Settings
- Because the System needs to save a file e.g. in order to invoke an external handler such as a PDF viewer - these files were saved to a TEMP directory, and not controlled by Settings
Now under v98 both types of files are saved to the same location - e.g. my Desktop. So my Desktop is now full of files I consider to be temporary and useless!
Please restore the old behavior of 2 different locations for the 2 different types of download.
(Reverting to v97 in the meantime)
Most who read and post here are ordinary users like you and a post like yours will have no effect. I don't see Mozilla reversing these changes but there is an 'ideas' site: https://connect.mozilla.org.