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    Default Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    For the past few weeks, several times a day, I will navigate to various web pages, and after the ads load, Firefox asks me if I want to save the ads on my Desktop.

    I have never seen this happen until recently. What changed? I'm not aware of changing any settings myself, it just started happening in the last few months.

    Anyone have a workaround for this mildly annoying problem? Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    Not getting this myself. Are you using adblock?

    Did you try a new .mozilla
    this will at least establish if the issue is related to user settings
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    A new .mozilla? Sorry, but I'm not not following what you're saying here.

    I thought maybe this same thing might be happening to other people too, but evidently not. The problem comes and goes, but usually happens at least several times day. I believe some of these ads are Google Ads.

    I'm using a CDMA wireless broadband modem, and the only change I have made from default settings is that I have IPV6 disabled in my network settings.

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    Suggesting a rename of the hidden folder to reset to defaults.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    @foresthill
    In your /home/foresthill (if that's your user name) view hidden files, renamr the .mozilla folder to .mozilla_old

    Now start FF
    All your old settings, bookmarks etc... are in the _old folder so don't panic
    Just see if the issue remains with the vanilla FF
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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    It's a brand new install, less that 24 hours old. I will definitely try that and see what happens. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    It's a brand new install, less that 24 hours old
    That didn't come across, as you said:
    For the past few weeks, several times a day...
    So are we to take it that this is a new /home too?
    Make sure you are fully updated too.
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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    that's a very weird problem, ads popping up to save them O.o
    never seen such things. Have you tried mainstream firefox and not the openSUSE one?

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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    Screenshot:



    I have a six month old install on my desktop system that does this, and also a day-old install on my notebook that also does it.

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    Default Re: Firefox Asks if I Want to Save Banner Ads

    That still does not tell us if you are running vanilla FF. Nothing added!. Just as it comes!
    Re-name of .mozilla will do that.
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