WHAT THE FUCK? Firefox 98 “download improvements” And How To Turn It Off
TLDR: How to turn it off: in
The new download behavior is pretty crazy in fresh Firefox 98. Changes I noticed:
- no file.zip.part, it generates a random 13(?) character string
- automatically opens files like mkv or xlsx
- downloads without asking even if there is dialog to set to always ask
It is very disturbing when file opens automatically after 2 hours of download. Random file name doesn’t make sense. Even though I download almost everything into
~/Downloads/, I like the ask dialog (it depends on which computer/OS). For me, not a big deal to press Enter or Esc.
Overall this feature is half-assed and rationale behind it is very weak. Usefulness like gesture control in Android 12. Whyyyy?
Source of howto turn it off: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/tdohiy/firefox_98_download_manager_support_thread/