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Firefox is persistently putting downloads in the wrong location (1-16-21)

I am currently on Firefox 84.0 on Windows 10. Every time I download any type of file, Firefox puts the file inside of (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local &… (funda kabanzi)

I am currently on Firefox 84.0 on Windows 10.

Every time I download any type of file, Firefox puts the file inside of (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp. This is extremely frustrating because I have to manually move the files to my 'Downloads' folder every time I download a new file. I have changed my settings numerous times. In Options > General > Files and applications. I have selected the "Save files to" and I have changed it to many different locations and my files still end up in (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local >Temp. I have even resorted to selecting the setting "Always ask you where to save files." After closing and reopening the browser, I try to download something and Firefox never prompts me to select a download location (Contrary to my settings). Firefox just automatically downloads the file and puts it in (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp.

After looking for solutions online I have went into "about:config" and I found out that "browser.download.dir" was already set to "C:\Users\tmmor\Downloads" (My intended location) and "browser.download.lastDir" was already set to the same location. I have also set "browser.download.useDownloadsDir" from false to true. Firefox still puts my downloads into (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp.

I am also the administrator on my device. I am not aware of any windows settings that are blocking Firefox from putting my downloads into my "Downloads" folder. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome put my downloads into my "Downloads" folder every single time I download something, why cant Firefox do the same?

I also do not believe that any of my extensions or plug-in's are causing this issue, I have very few extensions and plug-in's.

Firefox is persistent at saving my downloads to (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp. I have never gotten Firefox to save my downloads to my intended location (The downloads folder). Can anyone please instruct me how to resolve this issue. This is my last resort to solving this problem, nothing has worked for me. Thank you for your time, this experience has been stressful for me.

Asked by Timothy Morgan 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Toolbar text size.

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the toolbars is very small compared to her old one. How can I increase the toolbar font size without altering the main body. Thank you, Andrew

Asked by andrewdpeters 1 unyaka odlule

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Cannot cancel dark mode in Firefox windows

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dar… (funda kabanzi)

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dark mode in webpages (like Google News). It makes it really hard to read the page without reading glasses.

Is there a way to turn this off? It is really irritating.

Asked by ben-marko 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Ken 1 unyaka odlule

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Dashlane extension not found to download on Firefox.

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When … (funda kabanzi)

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When searching for 'Dashlane' on the Firefox browser to install the extension on my browser, nothing relating to 'Dashlane' can be foound.

Asked by John Wheal-Jones 1 unyaka odlule

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Edit "always open" settings for containers

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the … (funda kabanzi)

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the Work container. I would also like to edit the list without needing to manually visit each site.

Asked by Chris Shaffer 1 unyaka odlule

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DRM content won't play

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy. I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/htm… (funda kabanzi)

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy.

I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/html5-video.html) from previous answers to check and the results are attached to the question.

I have also checked media.eme.enabled and it is set to true.

I am very much puzzled by this.

Asked by Alex 1 unyaka odlule

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Link to .docx files no more opened by MS Word

Hello, we have a CVS repository which can be browsed using viewvc. In this repository there are some .docx files which are MS Word documents. Until about one week ago, cl… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, we have a CVS repository which can be browsed using viewvc. In this repository there are some .docx files which are MS Word documents. Until about one week ago, clicking on such a link brought up a dialog asking what Firefox should do with this file. One of the options is to open it with Word (see image 'ChooseWord').

But now this is no longer possible. I believe it vanished in the course of the automatic Firefox updates. Now the dialog looks like in the attached image 'NoWord'.

How can I restore the old behaviour?

Thanks, gernot

Asked by gkerschb 1 unyaka odlule

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Status bar or ANY way to view link URLs

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status ba… (funda kabanzi)

I should not have to ask this, but somehow this essential feature has been removed *again*. How in the world do we view the URLs of links in Windows 10 now? The status bar has been totally disappeared, and although there are a number of add-ons, so many of them are about other kinds of status, or only show the URL in limited circumstances, that I'm having trouble figuring out which ones offer the basic view-URL-on-hover. Does anyone have recommendations?

Even better, who can explain why it's a good idea to make it hard for users to see this absolutely vital information? If security is important then it's important to make it easy for users to see where links go before clicking on them. Full stop. And even if the web were somehow magically totally safe, people don't want to waste their time and bandwidth playing guessing games. We want to know what something is before we bother to open it up. Why is that so very hard to understand?????

Asked by fastauntie1 1 unyaka odlule

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How to do multi-line Bookmarks bar after 84-update?

Hi all! How to do multi-line Bookmarks bar after 84-update? All code from userChrome.css that working on 83 update and has 3 working lines was crashed after 84, and bookm… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all!

How to do multi-line Bookmarks bar after 84-update?

All code from userChrome.css that working on 83 update and has 3 working lines was crashed after 84, and bookmarks bar have only 1 line now(

Any body know how to fix it?

ps: sorry for bad english)

Asked by Tim 1 unyaka odlule

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On screen Keyboard not working.

On screen keyboard not working when using Firefox. It will work with MS Edge, but not Firefox. It flashes then disappears quickly when in Firefox. It worked previously… (funda kabanzi)

On screen keyboard not working when using Firefox. It will work with MS Edge, but not Firefox. It flashes then disappears quickly when in Firefox. It worked previously, but a few months ago it quit working.

Asked by Ron 1 unyaka odlule

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How to prevent every link I click to open in a new tab

I just came back to Firefox after about 2 months, as Microsoft crushed my OS with their fall feature update. I could not get many items running, and just had to start fro… (funda kabanzi)

I just came back to Firefox after about 2 months, as Microsoft crushed my OS with their fall feature update. I could not get many items running, and just had to start from scratch.

That being said, I surely do not recall that every time I clicked a link, it would open in a new tab. I mean, every single time. Who ever thought that was a good idea.

Anyone have a clue as to what's happening here? I usually only want a new tab to open when either I choose it as a right-click option, or when builders have invested it specifically in their code, as they know it will navigate away from their site, etc...

I would be most thankful to get this baby back running like normal. Your help is appreciated!

Btw, fresh windows 10 install. The only extensions I have running are adblock, lastpass, blur, downloadthemall and new tab homepage (which just let's me determine the page address.)

Asked by Dave Z 1 unyaka odlule

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Menu Font Size

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor. I found a fix for this same problem in Th… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 10 Pro and the menu font size and toolbar icons are minuscule, even on my 32" monitor.

I found a fix for this same problem in Thunderbird, but I don't see any way to make the menu fonts and toolbar icons bigger in Firefox. This has nothing to do with web sites, just the menu/bookmarks, toolbar icons, etc.

Thank you.

Asked by Bogey62 1 unyaka odlule

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YouTube not working properly on Firefox

Been having this issue for the last few weeks where Firefox just won't load YouTube properly. In particular, livestreams won't play, chat always show as "disconnected fro… (funda kabanzi)

Been having this issue for the last few weeks where Firefox just won't load YouTube properly. In particular, livestreams won't play, chat always show as "disconnected from chat" and I can't even access the profile menu (clicking on my profile pic on the top left just shows a loading icon forever).

Tried the following without any luck: 1. Safemode 2. Clearing all cache 3. Refresh firefox (When I first did a refresh, it started working again, then I went to sleep and the next morning the same problem is back again)

Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by Nekonron 1 unyaka odlule

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cannot clear clipboard

I am running Firefox on an LG Android tablet. I accidentally saved something to the clipboard, but I can't seem to clear it. I've cleared everything I could find, but th… (funda kabanzi)

I am running Firefox on an LG Android tablet. I accidentally saved something to the clipboard, but I can't seem to clear it. I've cleared everything I could find, but the clipboard still has the item. Exactly how do I clear the clipboard?

Asked by crogerblair1 1 unyaka odlule

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"For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." message.

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days, so it must have been added by a recent update. I already have my bookmarks available just fine, so is there a way to get rid of the message? Thanks!

Asked by Archdevil155 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox Keeps Changing File Extensions for 'Odd' File Type

Like I said in the title, Firefox keeps changing the file extension for 'odd' file type when downloading them. I say 'Odd' because I download this type of file almost eve… (funda kabanzi)

Like I said in the title, Firefox keeps changing the file extension for 'odd' file type when downloading them. I say 'Odd' because I download this type of file almost every day. They're a .ts4script file type, which is a file type for modding The Sims 4. Up until today they were downloading just fine, but now firefox keeps changing them into .zip files.

While this slightly makes sense as a .ts4script IS a zipped up file that contains python files it's very annoying to have to manually change the file type after downloading more than a few at the same time...

Is there maybe a setting I may have accidentally changed or something?

Asked by dewdrp 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox's spellcheck suddenly stopped working, any ideas how to fix it?

This is driving me a bit mad... A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've no… (funda kabanzi)

This is driving me a bit mad...

A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've not made any system changes lately beyond installing a few games.

- I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked in the browser options. - I have the English language pack installed from here (The British pack installed currently) - I've opened about:congif in the browser itself and made sure the value for layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1.

It doesn't work on any site.

Chrome is working fine, but I prefer to use FF.

- I've tried reinstalling. - I've tried unchecking and rechcking the box.

Any ideas where what I should try next?

Any help really appreciated!

Asked by theforeverthread 1 unyaka odlule

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Address Bar Search Not Working

Hi, Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Mint 18.3 I have the 'Use the address bar for search and navigation' option selected in settings but when I enter a search all I get … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Mint 18.3

I have the 'Use the address bar for search and navigation' option selected in settings but when I enter a search all I get is 'Hmm. That address doesn’t look right. Please check that the URL is correct and try again.'

Any ideas please?

Asked by caned_monkey 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule