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Downloads auto-save when I don't want them to

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? … (funda kabanzi)

Every time I come across a file and click the link to either open or save the file, Firefox just downloads the file -- THEN it asks me if I want to open it or save it..? It's bugged and an obscene security threat if the browser is so easily willing to download files against my intention.

Before I'm asked, I have gone through the settings multiple times to ensure 'Always ask you where to save files' and 'Ask whether to open or save files" are checked. Behavior does not change according to settings.

Example 1. Click link for a PDF with the intention to open, read, and forget 2. Firefox automatically downloads the file to my download folder 3. Firefox prompts me if I want to save the file or open it

If I click 'open', the file stays in the saved location even though I don't want it to exist.

Asked by A name 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox won't work since moving to secondary hard drive

My HP Omen has 2 hard drives. Originally, Firefox was installed on the C: drive and working perfectly. In order to clear up space, I tried to use the Windows Move feature… (funda kabanzi)

My HP Omen has 2 hard drives. Originally, Firefox was installed on the C: drive and working perfectly. In order to clear up space, I tried to use the Windows Move feature to move the program from the C: drive to the secondary (and larger) E: drive. Since then, Firefox won't work aside from opening a Firefox window. It will load no pages, settings, etc.

I've tried uninstalling Firefox from both the C: and E: drives. Searched for any remaining files and deleted them. Deleted Old Firefox Data folders. I've reinstalled Firefox, without the option of where to install it, but it still fails to work at all. I get an error message regarding a missing file, VCRUNTIME140_1.dll. I've searched for the file and it's NOT missing. It is in both the Firefox folder and the Windows/Systems32 folder.

I've searched for data in the Users folders that might relate to Firefox but NOTHING seems to work that will allow Firefox to work again. I've tried putting Firefox in Troubleshooting Mode but it won't restart as it says it needs to. It just won't work!

If anyone can just tell me how to COMPLETELY remove Firefox from both hard drives so that I can just do a clean, new Firefox install, that would be preferable. I know how to import bookmarks from Chrome.

If anyone can offer some help for someone who isn't great with computers, I would greatly appreciate it. If you need any other information, please don't hesitate to ask.

Asked by shadley02 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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The 96.0 update has forced my background into Dark Mode

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a… (funda kabanzi)

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a setting, add on or update that can return this to normal. The theme I am using has not been updated in 2 years so I am fairly sure the update has caused this.

Asked by flippy12321207 2 iminyaka edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 iminyaka edlule

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Migration to ESR 115.1 from 115.0.2

I am currently running Firefox on High Sierra 10.13.6 and have been advised that that OS will soon no longer be supported. I did have an option to do an update to ESR 115… (funda kabanzi)

I am currently running Firefox on High Sierra 10.13.6 and have been advised that that OS will soon no longer be supported. I did have an option to do an update to ESR 115.1 in my Firefox app, however I was not home for a few days and when I returned planning to do the update it was no longer available. Now it just says my Firefox is up to date with 115.0.2... how can I get the update to the ESR 115.1? Thanks!

Asked by dkoke@shaw.ca 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by James 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Import passwords from CSV or Microsoft Edge (Linux)

I'm trying to move to Firefox from Microsoft Edge on Linux. When I go to import data from another browser Edge is not an option. I have a CSV file that I exported from … (funda kabanzi)

I'm trying to move to Firefox from Microsoft Edge on Linux. When I go to import data from another browser Edge is not an option. I have a CSV file that I exported from Edge. How can I import this CSV file? I found something on reddit that said to change security.allow_eval_in_parent_process to true, but that no longer works. How can I get my passwords imported without having to install another browser and import to that and then import to firefox?

Asked by zeos386sx 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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reinstallation

Uninstall Firefox running on win 10 & cannot reinstall just will not 'take' just installs shortcuts but will not start & cannot access Web when other browsers can… (funda kabanzi)

Uninstall Firefox running on win 10 & cannot reinstall just will not 'take' just installs shortcuts but will not start & cannot access Web when other browsers can... currently asking through android Firefox have account yet win browser will not do a thing and no reference of installation in Windows directory despite shortcuts being visible and a rough simily of Firefox browser opening on desktop really freaking me out... can you advise please...

Asked by capricorn.one2112 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by capricorn.one2112 1 unyaka odlule

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Download panel opens with every single download

The latest update has made it so Firefox opens the download panel every time I download something, a very obnoxious behavior when downloading a lot of files, and I can't … (funda kabanzi)

The latest update has made it so Firefox opens the download panel every time I download something, a very obnoxious behavior when downloading a lot of files, and I can't find a way to stop that from happening.

[came across another question that brings up the same issue], but that one focuses more on a site presumably changing about:config rather than the issue of the download panel itself.

Asked by elbruno3593 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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What's next firefox-esr version? Cuz I have problem to downgrade profile

I use debian and firefox-esr. I have problem right now! I used firefox version 105.0.1 for short times, then firefox transformed my profile to new version profile, so n… (funda kabanzi)

I use debian and firefox-esr.

I have problem right now!

I used firefox version 105.0.1 for short times, then firefox transformed my profile to new version profile, so now I can't back to 102-esr version again, I have this message:

`Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.`

So i try this command to fix problem

firefox-esr -allow-downgrade

or

firefox-esr --allow-downgrade

But still can't downgrade, So I have to ask could I downgrade? else I have to wait for new esr version?

What's the next firefox-esr version? or release date?

Asked by A1Gard 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox cannot download .msi files as binaries to Downloads folder

Hi. I'm trying to download an installer .msi file from a valid link. If I do this in Chrome it simply pops it into the Downloads folder as it should. In Firefox, it do… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. I'm trying to download an installer .msi file from a valid link. If I do this in Chrome it simply pops it into the Downloads folder as it should. In Firefox, it downloads and then displays as a text page of garbage. It seems the file is wrongly defined as text/plain on the server rather than as a binary.

However, I've looked into my Firefox settings to see if I can define the handling behaviour of that file type. I can't! Amazingly to me, the .msi file type can not be added to the list manually. There is no "Add File Type" functionality in there. It seems as though I have to handle the file in Firefox for it to see that that type exists and then it will let me add it to the Downloads/Applications area of settings.

I can right click on the link and choose Save File As which gets round it, but then I still cannot see the .msi file type to add it to the Applications list. Can anyone tell me what I am missing here?

Asked by Bordonbert 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by TyDraniu 1 unyaka odlule

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Mac Mini (late2012) OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 refusing to work with firefox

Downloaded the latest version of firefox. When it was opened and it went through the verification process then to move firefox folder into applications for use we receiv… (funda kabanzi)

Downloaded the latest version of firefox. When it was opened and it went through the verification process then to move firefox folder into applications for use we received a notice where the firefox logo had a circle with a line through it (indicating to us that is would not function) then an arrow pointing to the application folder. The firefox version downloaded and opened Firefox 91.8 Oesr.dmg

Any suggestions as to what safe version I could use on a mac mini late2012 operating OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 Which I am told is the latest version that can be used on this machine with the following characteristics: processor 2.3 GHzIntel Corei7 memory 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Start up disk el capitan 10.11.4 this is strange since 4 lines above it states OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6 graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536MB

Your suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks

Asked by richterbria 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox 98.0 won't open .zip file to file explorer

Since the update to FF 98.0 I cannot click on a .zip file & have it open to Windows File Explorer. It only allows me to download & save the .zip file and then ex… (funda kabanzi)

Since the update to FF 98.0 I cannot click on a .zip file & have it open to Windows File Explorer. It only allows me to download & save the .zip file and then extract the files from there. I have to click on dozens of these files per day for my job & would rather not have to save each .zip file & then extract the file contents. In Settings > Applications, .zip files are not on the list of file types or applications. Is there a way to add them to the list? Is there some other work-around? Thank you!

Asked by degobahjunk 1 unyaka odlule

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In Linux Mint, FIrefox works without installing it

Hi. I was suddenly having unexpected problems to log in in a site (https://www.lanacion.com.ar/). So I updated FF but the problem persists. Then, I uninstalled FF, downlo… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. I was suddenly having unexpected problems to log in in a site (https://www.lanacion.com.ar/). So I updated FF but the problem persists. Then, I uninstalled FF, downloaded it again from the repository and installed again, but the problem persists. Then, I downloaded directly rom the Mozilla site, expand it in the desktop and double click the program icon. The program opened and I was able to log into the site I was trying to. Interesting enough, the browser opens a lot faster than when installed. My question is: everywhere on the web the response is "you have to install the program" or "the program is already installed in your distro", which is true in my case, but one day stopped to work properly. BUT I'm not installing it, and it works apparently well... ¿how can it be? Thanks in advance for your reply. -Enrique.

Asked by gomezyafal 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by James 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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how to prevent the creation of Firefox Private Browsing shortcut in Start Menu during installation?

With the release of the new ESR version, version 115.x.x, the install creates a shortcut in the Windows Start Menu called "Firefox Private Browsing". How can the creatio… (funda kabanzi)

With the release of the new ESR version, version 115.x.x, the install creates a shortcut in the Windows Start Menu called "Firefox Private Browsing". How can the creation of this shortcut be prevented during install?

Asked by burosky 6 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by zeroknight 6 izinyanga ezidlule

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OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5

My computer is OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5. I have updated with the newest Firefox web browser today. Now I can't open Firefox because my computer is too old for thi… (funda kabanzi)

My computer is OS X Yosemite version 10.10.5.

I have updated with the newest Firefox web browser today. Now I can't open Firefox because my computer is too old for this new version. Because I have totally replaced my old one with this new, I cannot go back..

And actually, I don't know what is the right version for my computer. I think I found some very long list of old versions(https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/), I don't know which one is right for me and how to install from there - I tried some of them..

If anyone can post the link of right one for my computer and inform me how to install it from there, I'd really appreciate it..

Than you.

Asked by ohong2218 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 unyaka odlule

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Installing Firefox on Monterey 12.2

Attempting to download Firefox on MacBook Pro Monterey 12.2 through Safari. When I hit Download, a progress bar flashes briefly, then disappears. When I open Show Downloa… (funda kabanzi)

Attempting to download Firefox on MacBook Pro Monterey 12.2 through Safari. When I hit Download, a progress bar flashes briefly, then disappears. When I open Show Downloads in Safari, I get what you see in the first attachment. When searching for the file, I get a second message stating file has not been created (second attachment). Interestingly, I'm having exactly the same problem with Libre Office. I've checked all the settings I know in OS System Preferences and in Safari.

Asked by terrytruesdell49 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Terry 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox failed to update after compatibility.ini modification

Hi! When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to dow… (funda kabanzi)

Hi!

When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to downgrade to 95.0.2. After installing it, Firefox told me it couldn't load the user profile, as it was used on a newer version of Firefox.

I have no idea where exactly I read this, but some website contained an instruction to erase compatibility.ini and that would allow me to use the profile on older versions. Tried that and it actually worked. I did notice that, when Firefox tried to update, it would say it failed. I was hoping that, once I find a solution to the forced dark mode and I update Firefox, the problem would go away.

Fast forward a few weeks, I found AutoConfig and browser.theme.toolbar-theme option in about:config. So I updated Firefox manually and applied AutoConfig and my original problem was gone.

Fast forward more weeks, there is another update for Firefox. And Firefox was still unable to automatically update. So I tried reconstructing compatibility.ini, which I did fully. But Firefox still won't update.

At this point, it's been like 3 months with a crippled user profile and I must say I'm tired of updating Firefox manually.

Is there any way I can fix this profile? If not, what exactly should I copy over so all my preferences, cookies, addons and themes get carried over to a new one?

Asked by alexasergiu03 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by alexasergiu03 1 unyaka odlule

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download list

Dear Volunteer :-) I have the latest Firefox version 98.0 and Windows 10. After every download from any website the complete download list pops up below the download… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Volunteer :-) I have the latest Firefox version 98.0 and Windows 10. After every download from any website the complete download list pops up below the download symbol everytime. This can be quite annoying when I'm downloading many small things, like pics. Can I deactivate this function? Thanks in advance for your help! :-)

Asked by dharding1 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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how to download and install an older version of Firefox

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgra… (funda kabanzi)

I currently am running FF vers. 109.0.1 64 bit on Win 10 pro. I don't like what I've been reading about the latest update, my machines are old and I'm not ready to upgrade so I don't want an even more overloaded/uses up more CPU, etc., version of Firefox. I don't have complex needs in a browser, so some of the "upgrades" haven't been useful for me or have made using FF more difficult.

  I found a list of what I guess are older versions but no information was provided on how to choose a version of say v. 110, to make sure it's the right one for my laptop and/desktop (or the one that will work w/the fewest problems) that it's in English, etc.   
  My impression is that FF is mostly worked on by people who have a variety of needs & interests so increasing sophistication is what they want and that's fine, I'd like to keep using FF w/my current machines, w/as simple a version ,ie., useful for an unsophisticated user.    Is that possible?    If so, I'd like to upgrade to 110 64 bit or perhaps 111 64 bit unless either or both had huge security holes, etc and many users found they weren't very functional.   I do have security software.

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