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    Default how to disble background download activity Firefox?

    Hi
    I think Firefox has always started downloading in the background before and during the presentation of the Open/Save/Cancel dialog,
    when show dialog download background start downloading file, I want to start downloading when I click save button
    Can this mode be disabled (not start downloading background )?
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    Default Re: how to disble background download activity Firefox?

    Quote Originally Posted by 123thinksuse View Post
    Can this mode be disabled (not start downloading background )?
    I don't think it can, unfortunately... It's a subject that crops up on https://support.mozilla.org/ from time to time.

    For example: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1129946

    ...and there are quite a few others if you really search around.

    It annoys me too
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    Default Re: how to disble background download activity Firefox?

    Probably depends on what is being downloaded.
    For most browsers (not just FF), if it's a browser update, it's downloading because that's what you configured in your app settings.
    If it's resuming an incomplete download, you might be able to open the Downloads folder in your browser and there might be a button for resume/cancel/pause.

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    Default Re: how to disble background download activity Firefox?

    AFAIR I solved the "download before dialog presentation" - behavior a few years ago by changing in "about:config" the prefetch options.
    But I'm not sure, if this still works today.

    Hendrik

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