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#1 Verons88

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 08:21 PM

Normally my Firefox will ask me if I want to open or save a zip. file when I clicked download.
Now that options seems to be missing (the pop up window).
I have recently clicked 'perform same action to this kind of files from now on' from the pop up option, and I no longer see the pop up now.
I wish to have that prompt again, so I can choose to save or open a zip file.
I have browse the help section in firefox, but couldn't find the help to have it enabled again.

Pls help.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 10:41 PM

Try this:

Click on Tools then Options. Click on Downloads on the window that pops up. You'll see it near the top, 2nd choice from the right.

Under Download Folder, see if there is a little green dot in the little radio button by Ask me where to save every file. If there isn't, click on the little radio button.

Under Download Manager, see if there is a check in the little box by Show download manager when a download begins. Click on the little box if there isn't.

If that doesn't work, then try this:

Go to Downloads as you did before. This time, click on View and Edit Actions near the bottom left of that window. Another little window will open up, and you will see a list of file types on the left and the programs assigned to open them on the right. Depending on the file type, when you click on it, a Remove button will become active. In all cases, a Change button will become active. If you use the Remove button, Firefox will again ask you what to do with that file type the next time it comes up in your browsing. If you use the Change button, you can change the program Firefox will use to open it. You won't get the window asking you what to do with the file.

Hope this helps,

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#3 Verons88

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:05 AM

Thank u, Orange Blossom.
Sorry I cant find the View and Edit Actions button. Where can I access this option?
Thanks again,...
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:12 AM

Sorry to bump into this again. This is what I saw from my 'OPTION' pop up from tools of Firefox.
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Is this the place I can do the resettings?
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:37 AM

In the Downloads section of the window you have showing, tick Always ask me where to save files, which will un-tick Save files to.
That should take care of your problem.

Orange Blossom is probably using a pre-2.0 version of Firefox, is why the direction were different.
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:54 AM

Thank u tg1911.

I have just did as u told, and I got a save file to prompt when I clicked a download.
But I still hope to get the prompt window "Do you want to save / open this file" pop up window which is no longer showing after I have ticked "apply this action to all same type of file from now on"
It looks like I have choosen an action similar to "Do not ask me this question again"
I regreted that, and now I hope I will be asked again what I want to do with a zip file when I hit download button...


Sorry I forgot to let u know my version of Firefox 2.0, Orange Blossom.
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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:58 AM

Absolutely right tg1911. :flowers: I haven't gotten around to updating to version 2 yet. Another example of why it's important to include version number with the program.

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 02:46 PM

I have something you can try, but it might be a little too drastic for you.
It won't hurt anything, but it will cause all of your downloading options, to be reset to the Default values.
You'll just have to redo some of your preferences.
Here it is if you want to try it:

Double click the blank space, in the Tab Bar, or right click and select New Tab.
This will open a new, blank Tab.
In the Address Bar, type; about:config
Click Enter.
Scroll down to to the area that begins with; browser.download.
You'll notice some of the entries are highlighted in Bold.
On each one of the Bold entries, that begin with browser.download., right click it, and select Reset.
There will probably be several of them.
Just do each one that is Bold.
When your finished with each one, exit about:config, by closing the tab.
Restart Firefox, and see if that fixed the problem.
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Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:24 PM

Thanks tg1911, have done the resettings, guess it works. :thumbsup:
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Posted 14 December 2006 - 01:21 PM

I ran across some information about clicking "Do this from now on" in downloads. Briefly, somebody said it was a bug in FF, and doing it can cause all the View and Edit Actions to disappear, and disable any options to add more.

So, after struggling for weeks to figure out how to get my download actions back, I just did a clean reinstall of FF and all my plugins, etc. I never click "do this from now on" for any download. So far my View and Edit Actions have not disappeared again.

Edited by mommabear, 14 December 2006 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 15 December 2006 - 09:03 PM

mommabear, you are right. Most of the options disappeared.
I've did some settings at about:config as adviced by tg1911. Though there's a pop up window shows, but it's not the original prompt window I got like 'save or open file' window. It's a prompt window asking me where I want to save my file to. But at least I got a prompt, rather then it don't show anything at all and I got no idea if my files are downloaded or opened.

I have thought of reinstalling my FF, but afraid that all my bookmarks will be gone.

Many thanks for your reply mommabear, cos i've been wondering why I can't get my options back. Like u say, it's a bug. And guess the only best way to fix it is to reinstall FF. :thumbsup:
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Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:18 PM

Hi Verons88.

I'm pretty sure that your FF Bookmarks are stored separately to the actual programme, so you should be OK to uninstall and reinstall without losing any.

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Posted 15 December 2006 - 10:42 PM

I agree with rowal5555,but a really good safeguard to consider is FEBE, Firefox Extension Bookmark Backup.
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Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:02 AM

My suggestion would be Mozbackup Klick which is a nifty little programm to backup and restore all your setting including add-ons. It is user friendly and did the trick for me. It is also compatibvle with Thunderbird

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 12:03 PM

MozBackup is a great little utility fozzie,but the reason I added FEBE to my list of extensions is because MozBackup specifies that it does not guarantee that all extensions/themes will be able to be backed up.
Why take the chance?

Edited by TMacK, 16 December 2006 - 12:45 PM.

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