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7Below0
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Whoever the genius was that thought the download panel should drop down for every download should have no problem programming the option of turning this "feature" off. Thank you.

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JKN
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Here's how to disable the download popup:

In the web address bar, type about:config

Then, in the resulting window, click "Accept the risk and continue".

After that, into the search bar, paste browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel

A new area will appear, showing True.

Then click on the toggle button (right side) to change True to False, and close the tab ("Advanced Preferences").

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JKN
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Here's how to disable the download popup:

In the web address bar, type about:config

Then, in the resulting window, click "Accept the risk and continue".

After that, into the search bar, paste browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel

A new area will appear, showing True.

Then click on the toggle button (right side) to change True to False, and close the tab ("Advanced Preferences").

Maxrow
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Thank you JKN!!!

7Below0
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Thank you JKN!

gssrinatha
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One more problem, if there are several files to be downloaded, say, from WA, I cannot download next file unless the popup window disappears. This will disappear only if I click on the popup window carefully,

Remove this bug asap

This is the solution that works....from user JKN...

 

Here's how to disable the download popup:

In the web address bar, type about:config

Then, in the resulting window, click "Accept the risk and continue".

After that, into the search bar, paste browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel

A new area will appear, showing True.

Then click on the toggle button (right side) to change True to False, and close the tab ("Advanced Preferences").

RodMartinJr
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Agree completely. As a programmer with over 30 years' experience, UI "bugs" (bugs of design) are an all-too-common problem. Bright ideas completely skip over the obvious. When a "feature" is introduced, if at all possible, it should include a link or way to fix or remove that feature.

If I want to look into my downloads, I already know how to do that. If I had programmed this, I would NOT have turned it on automatically, but would have included it as an option on the Tools > Downloads > Library window. Programmers should not have the "know-better" attitude, but should always question their own bright ideas and "authority."

For me, this feature is worthless; it covers up valuable browser real estate (including important buttons and links!!!). Some may like it, so I wouldn't want to deprive them.

u38209348
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This change in default behavior is unwelcome, especially when there is no way to disable it through the official settings page and has to be changed with about:config.

gssrinatha
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even in Ver.99 they have not made any changes.