I agree 100%. Extreme clutter of my download folder makes saving the needed files and getting rid of the garbage a real pain. Switched to Chrome.
A setting to use the Temp folder, instead of the "Save files in" folder, for files you choose to Open was added in Firefox 102. For users who use "Open in Firefox" for PDFs, a setting to handle them as web content (and save in the web content cache instead of a normal disk folder) was added in Firefox 103. So if you decide you don't love Chrome, feel free to use those options:
Hi @prd2002, if you didn't find the change in Firefox 102 that lets you choose between your "Save files to" folder and the Windows Temp folder, see: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/firefox-now-saves-files-that-i-only-wanted-to-open/m-p/12...
In Windows 11, they completely destroyed this possibility, even through about:config, this cannot be done. This is the moment I'm leaving Firefox. 😢
Is this a problem with the version of Firefox you can install from the Microsoft/Windows apps store? You don't need to use that one. You can still install Firefox from Mozilla directly and have it install in the normal way.