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Downloaded files open in same tab in Whatsapp web

Hey, with the latest firefox update I have a problem dowloading pdf files from Whatsapp web. When downloading the pdf it automatically opens up in the same tab, effectiv… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, with the latest firefox update I have a problem dowloading pdf files from Whatsapp web. When downloading the pdf it automatically opens up in the same tab, effectively closing whatsapp web. Very annoying, especially when im trying to look at multiple files send in the chat, because every time i need to open whatsapp web again. Instead of opening the file in the same tab I would like it to open either in a new tab or a new window but can't find any settings option that would allow me to do so.

Asked by marvin0894 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox: PDF handling in Settings / General / Applications not available starting with v.98.0

Hello, starting with deployment of version 98 all users do not have the possibility to chose the PDF handling when clicking on a link to a PDF. In the release notes of … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

starting with deployment of version 98 all users do not have the possibility to chose the PDF handling when clicking on a link to a PDF.

In the release notes of version 98 Mozilla mentions that "in this release, you’ll also see that Firefox no longer asks what to do for each file by default. You won’t be prompted to choose a helper application or save to disk before downloading a file unless you have changed your download action setting for that type of file."

Source: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/98.0/releasenotes/

So this does mean that the list of file types and the possibilities on how to handle them is still available. All file types are still available, except PDF. This happens when installing 98 on a fresh machine or when upgrading from v. <98 to v. 98. It seems that the "handlers.json" is being modified during first use of version 98, PDF entry is being deleted.

Please could you have a look on that issue and let us know if you can reproduce / if you will fix it?

Regards, Sherlock

Asked by Sherlock_Holmes 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 izinyanga ezidlule

I need downloaded files eg bank statements to open with Adobe Acrobat, not via browser.

I download some documents and save them on my hard drive. When I open them, it opens Firefox instead of opening Acrobat reader. I need to be able to work offline with t… (funda kabanzi)

I download some documents and save them on my hard drive. When I open them, it opens Firefox instead of opening Acrobat reader. I need to be able to work offline with them in Adobe - I do not want the HTML version. This has only started happening recently. If this can't be solved I will have to try another browser. I am a reasonably savvy user but I am not a technical expert. Thanks for any help going - I am desperate. They all seem to have saved themselves as HTML documents. Any ideas?

Asked by diane.flute 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Auto downloading all files in Firefox 98

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… (funda kabanzi)

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, waste of time. When prompt asks what you want to do, it auto downloads even if you say open and do NOT check save option. This is MAJOR frustrating, makes extra work for me to have to remember to go back to Downloads to delete all these files. 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. I view many files daily, most are NEVER saved...PLEASE either UNDO this feature you have implemented or give us a way to work around it, ie: make the General settings option actually apply as to what we select, at present this option is NOT working.

Asked by Ladyastor48 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by capatosta 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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… (funda kabanzi)

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 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by capatosta 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Make PDF behaviour in firefox consistent

PDF behaviour is pretty arbitrary. In my settings I have 'Always Ask' for PDFs and 'Always ask' for Downloads: where to save files. And yet - if I export a file from Goog… (funda kabanzi)

PDF behaviour is pretty arbitrary.

In my settings I have 'Always Ask' for PDFs and 'Always ask' for Downloads: where to save files.

And yet - if I export a file from Google Docs as PDF (an action which I would expect to trigger an 'always ask' even if that were not the setting I had already set) - it does not ask; it just downloads to my home directory (which is not a directory specified anywhere as a preference for where to download to).

I am aware that this is probably Google's being creepy and exploiting some setting or lack of setting, but firefox should protect me against this and when multiple settings are set to 'always ask', firefox should, y'know, maybe ... ask.

Seriously - why is firefox making it the user's job to work out what weird exceptions to an explicit policy should be dealt with as a separate case? If the download and save routines are activated then, if the settings are set to 'ask' - it should [profanity] ASK.

Zero tolerance for profanity even if censored. Profanity removed

Asked by annoyingfirefox 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by pg_78 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox logo Can I disable "Downloads" pop-up window?

Re: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/822640 The chosen solution does not work. The setting "browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete" doesn't exist, and ad… (funda kabanzi)

Re: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/822640

The chosen solution does not work. The setting "browser.download.manager.showAlertOnComplete" doesn't exist, and adding it and setting it to false doesn't change the browser's behaviour.

Asked by A 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Downloads panel: Missing "Always Open Similar Files" for kdbx (keypass)

Until the recent update to v98, if/when I downloaded a kdbx file (from Google Drive, if that matters) - there was an association to Keypass to immediately open the file u… (funda kabanzi)

Until the recent update to v98, if/when I downloaded a kdbx file (from Google Drive, if that matters) - there was an association to Keypass to immediately open the file using Keypass. Since the update, this no longer happens - now, I can either select to automatically download the file ..or prompt where I want to download the file.

I'm unable to make additions to the Applications file types, and the only documented means of making that addition also does not happen for .kdbx files. I haven't tried other file types...

Oddly, my .nzb association was maintained, but the functionality now downloads the .nzb files to my specified download location rather than to temp files so I didn't have to bother with cleaning up.

Asked by real_verdict0v 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox no longer asks whether to open or save files.

Until about a month ago, every time I clicked on a download link to save a file, Firefox asked whether I want to save the file to my downloads folder, or to just open it,… (funda kabanzi)

Until about a month ago, every time I clicked on a download link to save a file, Firefox asked whether I want to save the file to my downloads folder, or to just open it, which would save it to a folder in my temp folder that would be deleted when I close Firefox.

Now, out of nowhere, it doesn't ask the question anymore, it automatically assumes I want to save it to a folder (instead of "opening" it).

Before anyone tells me to go to Settings -> General -> Applications, and set the file types to "Always ask", I have tried, and there are two problems with it:

  • There are only a few file types in that list. While I can set Firefox to ask when downloading those types of files, anything else (like text files or MP3 files) is saved to the downloads folder without asking. I want it to ask what to do with any file, not just the specific file types in that list.
  • Even for the file types that are available in the list, if I choose to open a file instead of downloading, it is still saved to my downloads folder instead of the temp folder, and is not deleted after I close Firefox.

Also, I'm using Manjaro Linux with KDE, and I also have the Plasma Integration extension installed on Firefox.

Asked by cs127.pr 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

link opening

When I click to open a link for a jpg file, it now prompts me to save, instead of opening. How can I go back to it just opening? Downloads are already set to ask how. PD… (funda kabanzi)

When I click to open a link for a jpg file, it now prompts me to save, instead of opening. How can I go back to it just opening? Downloads are already set to ask how. PDF asks how, other files don't.

Asked by Nita_Joe 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 izinyanga ezidlule

content type action not working

I'm using Firefox version 98.0.2 on Windows 10. As of 3 days ago, probably after a Firefox update, clicking on a .CSV link stopped working. It either automatically saves … (funda kabanzi)

I'm using Firefox version 98.0.2 on Windows 10. As of 3 days ago, probably after a Firefox update, clicking on a .CSV link stopped working. It either automatically saves to Downloads, or asks me where to save depending on the Files and Applications > Downloads setting. It no longer opens the file automatically with Excel. I've restarted in Troubleshooting mode, and did a Firefox reset. I've confirmed that the Content Type, Action is set to "Microsoft Excel Comma Separated Variables File --> Use Excel (default)".

Out of ideas. How can I fix this?

Asked by Mark Foley 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Quickbooks embedded pdf's not working in V98

When I attempt to print a deposit slip or send an invoice from QuickBooks Online, the embedded pdf only shows if I set the pdf extension to always display in firefox. If… (funda kabanzi)

When I attempt to print a deposit slip or send an invoice from QuickBooks Online, the embedded pdf only shows if I set the pdf extension to always display in firefox. If I set it to always ask, I then pick show in firefox and it opens a new tab with the pdf. AND it downloads it to my download folder, neither of which I want to happen.

Asked by sneadmark 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by akrywonizka 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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… (funda kabanzi)

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 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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… (funda kabanzi)

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 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

How to ask Firefox to store temporary files in /tmp/mozilla_${USER}0

I am using Firefox on Linux. Recently I noticed that Firefox changes the location temporary download files are saved. For example, I ask Firefox to always ask when downlo… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox on Linux. Recently I noticed that Firefox changes the location temporary download files are saved.

For example, I ask Firefox to always ask when downloading a PDF file, then I click on a link to a PDF file. A dialog window pops out and I select "Open with (application name)". Then Firefox saves the PDF file in some location and opens the file with the application I select.

The problem is that I want to modify the some location above. An earlier version saves the file to `/tmp/mozilla_${USER}0`, where `${USER}` is my username on Linux. However, I recently noticed that this location is changed to `~/Downloads`. For some of reasons I want to keep my Downloads folder manually managed. Is there a way to change the temporary download location back to `/tmp/mozilla_${USER}0`?

Asked by lxylxy123456 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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… (funda kabanzi)

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 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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 wi… (funda kabanzi)

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 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 izinyanga ezidlule

How to make attached files in email open up without requiring saving the file before viewing

Recently, I purchased some software to scrub my hard drive due to my Dell Desktop running slow. That is when the way I normally access emailed attached files changed. N… (funda kabanzi)

Recently, I purchased some software to scrub my hard drive due to my Dell Desktop running slow. That is when the way I normally access emailed attached files changed. Normally, if I receive a WORD or EXCEL (MS file) in email, I can open the email and access the attachment without having to download and save to my desktop or hard drive. I have changed all settings in the Privacy Area / Trust Area of MS but this did not change anything. MS Representatives stated I would need to use Outlook to make this work, but I know it will work without using Outlook. I think the Scrubbing / Cleaning software I purchased changed a setting with my email for safety purposes since there is risk in opening a file directly from email. Any suggestions on how to change back to how this worked previously - without having to download and save the file? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Will Phillips 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 4 izinyanga ezidlule