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This feature was great, and one of the reasons why I stayed with Firefox when I tried it. From stopping accidental downloads to avoiding malware, being able to choose to keep a download instead of automatically putting it on my device was really helpful, so I suggest adding a toggle(alongside the options for individual files) to choose between asking for all files or auto-downloading. I'd greatly appreciate this change.

Strollin' around

It would be convenient to be able to choose once at the beginning and then subsequent downloads from that page follow the same destination.

Making moves

It would be nice for Firefox to use the temporary folder files again instead of putting everything "opened on Firefox" on my Download folder. Now I have a new task of deleting the file that I just wanted to check (no need to save it).

Making moves

There's an option in Settings>Downloads to 'always ask...' Is that what you want?

New member

My daily work is with dozens of pdf files through business emails. Since it's 98th version started to autosave files, before opening them, it gave me a lot of headaches. Firefox team has to re-consider that immediately.

New member

After the latest firefox 98.0.1 update, opening pdf files in browser is having problems. If you choose to open the pdf in firefox, when you click on files you would like to save, they open on the page, even if the option is selected in the settings to ask what to do with the downloads. Before, it was possible to keep the option to open pdf in firefox and open pdf files in firefox activated without any conflict.

New member

STOP AUTO SAVING FILES!!!!! Ugh. I do not want everything auto saved.. I used to open pdf files to work in them (make redactions, edit pages, etc). I do not want every single pdf that I open to download. It's creating a nightmare of unnecessary documents and stuff I dont need. You have the option to "always ask" but we dont actually have the option to open OR save. It's auto-saving files no matter what you want to do. This is ridiculous and going backwards in functionality. This is why I always used Firefox instead of switching to chrome or something else. Now I cant even work efficiently in Firefox. This needs to be fixed.

Making moves

Please restore the "Always ask" feature for downloads exactly like it was before the 98.0 update.

Making moves
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hello following your last update it is very painful to want to view pdf content on the internet because each time I want to read open a PDF document it is automatically saved on my hard drive, when I open a lot of documents it is quickly very annoying to have to delete all the files downloaded unnecessarily at the end of the day. To correct this malfunction I have to modify the Firefox settings'->'false'

During the next update modified this error thank you otherwise you are doing a good job keep it up long life to firefox.

cdt Jérôme BOY
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Familiar face

There is an idea about reworking new downloads behavior, you can put your vote here:

Making moves

Yes, now Firefox clutters the download folder with tons of unwanted temporary stuff, which one only wanted to look at for a moment and did not want that stuff permanently placed in the download folder.

New member

Let us have a work around for automatically saving files when opened. It is a total annoyance to have to delete every file when all you wanted was to simply view it and not want it saved. I may have to change my browser if this not get resolved!

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Hey all, 

Here with an exciting update…

Your idea has quickly received a great deal of votes (kudos) and support here in the Mozilla Connect community, so we are upgrading the status to “Trending idea.” This means it’s now one step closer to reaching our internal teams for review—learn more about The Idea Journey

Please keep the conversation going and stay tuned for updates 😃

-The Community Team

New member

I as well, agree with what was stated. Allow me as one individual to decide if and when I desire to download any update from firefox. Do not automatically download it.

Making moves

I just realized that my OS file system's "Downloads" folder is now bloated with files and docs that I ONLY viewed.
I have Firefox set to "ASK" what to do with every document so that I can choose to: View or download and WHERE to download to.
This new feature (a royal P.I.T.A is what it is) does automatically delete it's Firefox download log of files when closing the browser BUT leaves the "only viewed" file in my "Downloads" folder.
It is even so obnoxious that if I choose & click "download" and chose a specific folder (not downloads) and rename that file it will now save the file in two folders 1) in the folder I selected named as I named it and 2) under the files original name in my "Downloads" folder. How RUDE!
Firefox needs to fix this and I just had to verify, compare and delete over 200 DUPLICATE files.
At least add a user control setting.