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Firefox am trying to set downloads to automatically save ?

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  1. sportman3

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    Am using Firefox am trying to set downloads to automatically save instead of prompting me to open them anyone know a fix ?
     
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    could have sworn I gave an answer to this question. Maybe it was in one of the other forums you posted this question in. anyway too lazy to go and check so


    one way is to go into preferences, select applications, click on the file extensions you download and select save in the action column
     
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    renegade600 go into preferences, select applications, click on the file extensions you download and select save in the action column where is it in firefox ?
     
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    It is on the second link I sent you in post 2


    If you find that procedure too labour intensive for selecting the types of files, then you will have to use a download tweaker as an add-on
     
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    Macboatmaster where are the preferences, in Firefox or where ?
     
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    Sportman3: Let's see if this gets you where you need to go.

    On your keyboard, press the Alt key.
    The menubar should pop into view at the top of firefox.
    On that menubar, click Tools, then click Options on the menu that pops up.
    The Options window should open.

    Click General on the top left of the Options window.
    In the Downloads section on the General tab, place a check by "Save files to".
    Make a note of where the location they are saved to is or alternatively click the Browse button and select where you want downloaded files to go.

    When you are finished, click the OK button at the bottom of the Options window to save the changes you made.
     
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    throoper I have this set what you wrote below am trying to do this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/957427

    On your keyboard, press the Alt key.
    The menubar should pop into view at the top of firefox.
    On that menubar, click Tools, then click Options on the menu that pops up.
    The Options window should open.

    Click General on the top left of the Options window.
    In the Downloads section on the General tab, place a check by "Save files to".
    Make a note of where the location they are saved to is or alternatively click the Browse button and select where you want downloaded files to go.

    When you are finished, click the OK button at the bottom of the Options window to save the changes you made. am trying to do this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/957427 I can no
     
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    If I'm getting this right, you DON'T want to automatically save every download.
    In that case, on that General tab place a check next to "Always ask me where to save files" and OK.

    If you have some file types that either don't ask and simply download or open with a certain program and you want to change that behavior for that particular file type, then you need to go into the Options and instead of General click on Applications.
    There will be a list of all the file types you've previously made a selection for and by clicking on that file type you'll get a drop down where you can change the behavior.
    I've attached a screenshot of my selction for PDF file types to show this.
     

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    throoper I only have this in General tab save files checked what your screenshot is different it is in Application what do I have to do Application ?
     
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    The Applications tab I showed is where you can select what action you want for the file types listed there.
    Note that not all file types will be in that list. Only things you have previously selected to "Do this automatically for files like this " will be there.

    For example: If you have the General tab set to always download and save files, but some file types (such as JPG) still automatically open or ask what you want to do with it, you will need to find that file type in the list in Applications and change it's behavior there.
    Just click on it in the list and it will enable a drop down with selections on it.
     
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