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astraldenizen
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Status: Delivered

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.

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Fabio
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.

dds
Strollin' around

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).

etim
Making moves

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

subgr
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.

EDVAL
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.

MissJ08
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.

RickA
Making moves

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

SleepExpert
Making moves
Jérome
New member

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

browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel'->'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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steel835
Familiar face

There is an idea about reworking new downloads behavior, you can put your vote here: https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/ideas/please-revert-the-downloads-system/idi-p/1220