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When downloading a file, Firefox pops up a window asking to confirm if the file should be saved or some other action should be taken.

I would like Firefox to download all files of any type without showing this window. I do not want to spell out automatic saving for each type of file individually (also, this checkbox does not even show up on my machine).

Firefox is configured to save all files to a download directory. I removed the option to open a file using browser.download.forbid_open_with but the window still appears, with the only ways to proceed being saving (by OK) or canceling.

Is there a way to, basically, have Firefox 'click' the OK automatically for me?


As for previous questions about this topic, I'm afraid these pertain to old/ancient versions of Firefox and the answers no longer apply. In particular that applies to this, this, this and this. (mimeTypes.rdf is no longer used, ASF is not supported with Firefox anymore, the DTA extension does not exist anymore, ContentDisposition is not the problem, and it should be general instead of a per-extension basis.)

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  • What about using the add-on DownThemAll? addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/downthemall/?src=search – spikey_richie Oct 16 '19 at 13:11
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    Possible duplicate of Skipping the download dialog in Firefox. In spite of what the poster claims, some of the answers in this post still apply. – harrymc Oct 16 '19 at 15:40
  • Hey, thanks for the comments. I'm investigating your suggestions and will update when a clearer result is available. – mafu Oct 18 '19 at 10:04
  • @harrymc Can you clarify which answers you referred to? There is one that improves the situation (neverAsk.saveToDisk) but it does not work in all cases. – mafu Oct 19 '19 at 13:37
  • The accepted answer still works, even if one-by-one. neverAsk.saveToDisk still works for a list of MIME types. Alt+Click still works. I don't believe there is anything else. – harrymc Oct 19 '19 at 16:07

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