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Firefox 98.0.1 "always open similar files" not shown

The option "always open similar files" is not shown in the downloaded file context menu. This occurs on 2 machines running Windows 7 64 bit. A third machine also runnin… (funda kabanzi)

The option "always open similar files" is not shown in the downloaded file context menu. This occurs on 2 machines running Windows 7 64 bit. A third machine also running Windows 7 64 bit shows it correctly. All three machines have Firefox 98.0.1 installed.

Please advise how to resolve this.

Asked by graham72 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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changes to file download locations in version 98

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, e… (funda kabanzi)

Re: Changes to how file downloads are handled in Firefox version 98: Personally I don't consider this an enhancement. Since I upgraded to v98, every file I open online, even if I'm not saving it, is saving a copy of itself onto my desktop. (To be precise, D:\OneDrive\Desktop). And I look at up to 20 files per day, so this is getting pretty annoying.

My regular downloads directory still exists, and that should be where temporary copies of files are being stored prior to my closing or saving them (right?). But it's empty.

Note that under Settings > General > Downloads, the default is set to Always Ask rather than one specific directory. However I believe that is for the "permanent" version of the files, not the temporary version.

How do I get Firefox to revert back to the pre-98 defaults for the temporary versions of files? I was hoping this change was a mistake but I see that 98.01 did not fix it and from the article referenced above, it looks like changes were made deliberately. And the desktop is clearly not a place where temporary files should be being placed.

Thanks.

Asked by Brent 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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lost bookmarks after password reset

Hi, FF crashed yet again this month for no reason at all. And was unable to restart, said I can open a new profile. I tried signing in, but got "wrong password", so I tri… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, FF crashed yet again this month for no reason at all. And was unable to restart, said I can open a new profile. I tried signing in, but got "wrong password", so I tried reset. After password reset I lost all of my bookmarks, which I stored for 3 years for work. Thanks to this cr*p of a browser I am now unable to work! Can someone help restoring my profile settings and bookmarks or are they gone forever and I need to change a browser I use for work, because this bullsh*t is unacceptable?

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Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't get rid of a firefox panel that appears whenever I open volume control settings in windows notifications panel

Hi all Wondering if you can help. Every time I try and turn my volume up or down a box appears (see screenshot) that relates to firefox. I have tried every which way to s… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all Wondering if you can help. Every time I try and turn my volume up or down a box appears (see screenshot) that relates to firefox. I have tried every which way to stop it happening. If anyone can help with this I'd appreciate it thanks L

Asked by caeciliametella 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by TechHorse 1 unyaka odlule

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All Downloads Fail Immediately

Hey all, I am having a problem where all downloads fail immediately. Doesn't matter what, they all fail. This started about a month ago. I saw someone else changed someth… (funda kabanzi)

Hey all, I am having a problem where all downloads fail immediately. Doesn't matter what, they all fail. This started about a month ago. I saw someone else changed something in the About:Config (browser.cache.disk.parent_directory), but I don't even see that line in my config. Also, about the time this problem started I cannot print anything (printer stuck in spooling), and I cannot run any built in troubleshooter. Don't know if these are separate issues or if they are related.

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Bing/Microsoft login

When I go to log into my Microsoft Account using their Edge browser, I get the proper login window. (see attachment-upper part) When I attempt to log in to my Microsoft A… (funda kabanzi)

When I go to log into my Microsoft Account using their Edge browser, I get the proper login window. (see attachment-upper part) When I attempt to log in to my Microsoft Account using Firefox I get the garbage in the lower half of my attachment, and the page DOES NOT work. It always used to work, and I don't remember changing any settings. I want to use Firefox and Bing Rewards, but if it won't let me log into my Microsoft Account I can't access Bing Rewards! I don't want to use Edge, I have always preferred Firefox. What's going on?! Thanks for any help, Dave

Asked by shaverdave 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 unyaka odlule

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PDFs opened using, Windows Default application, Always Ask, fails to occur

The behavior of FireFox saving PDF files has changed. I am using WIN10, FireFox 98.0.1 and have it setup to use windows default application and always ask where to save … (funda kabanzi)

The behavior of FireFox saving PDF files has changed. I am using WIN10, FireFox 98.0.1 and have it setup to use windows default application and always ask where to save for PDFs.

BEFORE the problem: The PDF opens in Acrobat Pro IX. After clicking save I would be asked, where to save. I select the location to save the PDF. Then after this, subsequent PDFs downloaded would be saved to the last saved location. This process would repeat for a new website PDF load and save. This is the behavior I want now.

NOW with the problem: The PDF opens in Acrobat Pro IX. 1. Immediately, after a reboot, the save icon on Adobe is grayed out. I select save as and point to the desired directory. 2. For any subsequent PDF opened, the Adobe save icon is available. Files are saved to the desktop.

Please note I believe I once did get a popup asking where to save and I know I selected desktop.  Since that selection I am no longer asked where to save.

Please note I have looked and tried some of the suggestions at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files#w_choose-a-different-download-folder

but some of this advice needs to be updated for the new FireFox version--ex no JSON file is found at the file location covered in the advice.

I believe this issue started after the last FireFox update. Please help me restore behavior listed above under “BEFORE the problem”. Thanks.

Asked by omega8 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by maxthewildcat 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox "remembering" deleted history and logins

Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help with this. I recently signed into a shared computer with my personal Firefox account, and it automatically imported all my history, … (funda kabanzi)

Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help with this. I recently signed into a shared computer with my personal Firefox account, and it automatically imported all my history, my browser extensions, and bookmarks, including personal/secure information that I wouldn't want on a shared computer. I tried signing out and deleting the sites and login information, even going so far as to completely delete all of my browsing history and cookies and signing in with another account, but all the supposedly deleted history and logins and extensions were then transferred to this second account. I have deleted all my data, even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox, and all the data from my personal account keeps haunting me as suggestions when I type in the task bar or suggested usernames when I log in to websites. How can I actually delete this information so it's not on a shared computer? Thank you!

Asked by uefhkl 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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don't want to save .kmz

I have selected the following settings to no avail: "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download form the web or the applications you use while browsing:" I have s… (funda kabanzi)

I have selected the following settings to no avail:

"Choose how Firefox handles the files you download form the web or the applications you use while browsing:" I have set every file type to "always ask", yet when I click on a .kmz, it always prompts me to save it when I want to open it with Google Earth instead. I also tried the setting to default to opening with Google Earth, yet it still prompted me to save the file. I have rebooted to try to make this setting kick in and still no luck. Perhaps this is because the option on the Firefox list is .kml, not .kmz? How do I get it to give me a choice or default to opening with Google Earth?

Asked by allisonelizabethshaw 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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How to disable download pop up. It only appeared recently

Recently before the new update I think, when I download something the download icon just turns blue which tells me that the download has finished. But for some time now,… (funda kabanzi)

Recently before the new update I think, when I download something the download icon just turns blue which tells me that the download has finished.

But for some time now, when I download anything the download notification pops up like a window which I have to click something to make it disappear. I don't know why this is happening because I did not install any new add ons from before and after the thing happened. Is there a way to disable it? I don't know why it happened so suddenly but its so annoying because you have to close that notification before you can resume anything else.

Note: The pictures are what I see immediately after the download finished, I did not click anything for it to pop up.

Asked by mysteryguy8888 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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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 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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Lost Shortcuts on TOOLBAR after restoring bookmarks file

I have lost my shortcuts in the TOOLBAR. This happened after I attempted to RESTORE bookmarks from the MANAGE BOOKMARKS - from a BOOKMARKS file from a different PC. The R… (funda kabanzi)

I have lost my shortcuts in the TOOLBAR. This happened after I attempted to RESTORE bookmarks from the MANAGE BOOKMARKS - from a BOOKMARKS file from a different PC. The RESTORE ran for a while, then failed with an error message of some sort. Well, I decided to do an END TASK in FILE MANAGER to end Firefox.

Since I had a good copy of my bookmarks file from another PC, I thought I could copy that into the PROFILE directory somewhere, but at that point FILE MANAGER only showed me bookmark files in a BOOKMARKSBACKUP folder.

Rather than guessing where to put the 'good' BOOKMARKS file from my other PC, I decided to just restart Firefox.

After I did, I was pleasantly surprised to see that my bookmarks seemed to be restored ok (previously, there were many duplicates entries, possibly dozens of duplicates for each bookmark - for some reason, that made SEARCHING the bookmarks impossible - I would type on or two characters in the SEARCH box and FIREFOX would hang forever.)

Anyways, I think my Bookmarks might be restored/imported properly (I don't recall which command I used at this point). But, all the shortcuts on the TOOLBAR are missing. And I had dozens.

Is there a way to restore just shortcuts to the TOOLBAR now? (since I think my others are now ok, in the menu.) Should I try the restore again? Can I just copy the bookmarks.JSON, or bookmarks.HTML file, into the PROFILE FOLDER somewhere? Any other solution other than just manually putting the shortcuts back in the toolbar?

Oh, and any idea why I had dozens of duplicate bookmarks, that made the search function impossible? (I don't want that to happen again.)

Asked by mnalep 1 unyaka odlule

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Grouping tabs

I would love it if I was able to group tabs in Firefox. Many other browsers are able to do this, but I love using Firefox and don't want to switch. However, I will if thi… (funda kabanzi)

I would love it if I was able to group tabs in Firefox. Many other browsers are able to do this, but I love using Firefox and don't want to switch. However, I will if this functionality isn't implemented. I understand that grouping used to be a feature, so I am assuming it wouldn't be that hard to implement. Thank you!

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Removal of Cut/Copy/Paste menu item breaks functionality on some webpages.

At some point Mozilla removed the Cut, Copy and Paste options in Firefox which breaks functionality on some web-pages. An example is for Ubiquiti's router web interface, … (funda kabanzi)

At some point Mozilla removed the Cut, Copy and Paste options in Firefox which breaks functionality on some web-pages. An example is for Ubiquiti's router web interface, in their terminal, Ctrl-C is the typical Linux kill command, right click is commandeered for a terminal layout configuration menu, and the only way to past text into the webpage is to use the Paste menu item that used to be in the hamburger menu.

There are other web-pages that using the menu item is the only or best way to cut/copy/paste text.

Removal of this feature breaks those web pages.

Asked by Nabeel Rahimpour 1 unyaka odlule

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Sign In on a new device

I'm curretnly trying to sign into a new device, but the new device keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. However, it's literally the account that I'm signed in… (funda kabanzi)

I'm curretnly trying to sign into a new device, but the new device keeps telling me that the password is incorrect. However, it's literally the account that I'm signed into right now, whose credentials I am able to see and verify.

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Somebody has control of my browser

My address line is red, and their is an icon which say: browser is under remote control, reason: DevTools. I am not sure how to fix this, or what to do about this. I do… (funda kabanzi)

My address line is red, and their is an icon which say: browser is under remote control, reason: DevTools.

I am not sure how to fix this, or what to do about this. I do not know if I caused this myself. Please let me know if anybody can help.

Asked by LadyRedLight 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule