Firefox 98 changes how to download files. Now it’s done automatically. I would like to go back to the old method (it’s me who decides where I recover my files). According to the release notes, the old method can be restored. Do you have information about this?
Think I’ll give them a suggestion myself. Like telling them not to name the section improvements cause that’s a matter of opinion if it’s actually a improvement. The setting should of stayed under preferences where it belongs. What’s next making users have to go to about:config to allow multiple startup pages and be able to change the default home page? Luckily I use a third party download manager.
I want to approve each download before it happens, is there still a way to do this?
Firefox no longer shows the dialog because downloads are usually intentional. Having to click a second time for a download to start is usually unnecessary.
So they’re telling you you don’t need such controls?
This was a setting buried in preference that unless one went to edit preferences one never saw the setting. So there was actually no legitimate reason to hide it in about:config. The IDIOT dev or devs that decided to waste time hiding something that didn’t need to be hidden further should of been laughed off the design team. I can just see this being a step towards making the home page where you can only have one and not be able to change it from whatever Mozilla decides it should be.
@Jaypee YEP taking a page straight from Microsoft and Apple. You will do it our way period.
To be blunt it past time Manjaro stop including FireFloCKEDat all and do as they did witrh the one version and include a stable and privacy centric browser like Vivaldi.
Restore old behavior
Unfortunately, Mozilla has decided not to leave it up to the classic user to decide how downloads should take place, as a preference option for the behavior (i.e., whether new or old) is missing. Fortunately, there is (still) the possibility for savvy users to restore the old behavior via about:config. The key for this is browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel, whose value is true by default. If you change it to false, the download dialog will be displayed again. Regardless of the name choice, which unfortunately summarizes many changes under the term “improvements”, one must of course know that this change (and thus the old behavior) is no longer supported and could thus also be removed in the future.
I see we have a bunch of children that don’t like the truth. Mozilla has almost as bad a history as Microsoft at making changes either just to make them or to force the enduser to do things only their way.