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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.

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.

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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

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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.

Making moves

There must be an option to put downloads only in /tmp and purge them automatically otherwise Firefox becomes unusable for me.

After all those UI mishaps this is certainly the worst "improvement" so far. Please concentrate on implementing HTML features, improving security and other relevant features and stop breaking the usefulness over and over again.


FYI, this bug is in progress. You should be able to choose "always ask" for unrecognizable mime types once this work is implemented.



Please don't spam the bug unless you have additional insight to the topic.

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Non si è ancora risolto il problema. Ho necessità di poter aprire i pdf, senza salvarli in automatico

The problem has not been solved yet. I need to be able to open the pdf, without saving them automatically

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I'm asking to go back to how it was before.

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I, too, don't like the idea of all these files being left in the the Downloads Folder.

Even worse, if I want to download (say) 10 pdf files that are to be saved into one folder, each and every time I choose "save as" for a new file, the save wizard opens to the Downloads Folder.  In the past, after I saved the first file, the remaining would automatically open to the destination file I want for all the files.  Now, I have to scroll through My Documents to find the destination folder and then any sub-folders... each and every time.  This is a PITA.  It costs time and makes me very frustrated, not to mention having to go back to the Downloads Folder to delete all those unnecessary files that were automatically saved.