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Post Posted October 25th, 2021, 8:46 am

I frequently download large files from hosts like
My problem is that for a few weeks (yes, I should have posted about it earlier...) I had to use Edge for that because FF is blocking my downloads for safety reasons. I click on "allow the download" but it just doesn't.
I don't like to use Edge, but I'm afraid I have no choice...


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Post Posted October 25th, 2021, 10:20 am

What is the full text of whatever error message you are seeing that refers to "safety reasons"?
Does the same thing appear if you launch the browser under Mozilla Trouble Shooting Mode? ... shoot-mode

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Post Posted October 25th, 2021, 12:07 pm

The following bug has the same site in the description.

Warning about http download (without TLS)

For reading only as Bugzilla is not a forum.


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Post Posted October 25th, 2021, 1:33 pm

(No idea what that file is...) 1fichier.
(Dang, wasn't paying attention to http/https - and now they want a 59 wait, heh.)

Anyhow, in SeaMonkey, JavaScript disabled, clicking the download link initiated the download without issue.

If FF is (now) blocking http: downloads from https: sites (which 1fichier looks to be), then I'd say you have to complain to FF (as a start). (Again, not sure if the download itself was http or https, & if it was https, then maybe it is something else on the FF end.)
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Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript


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Post Posted October 25th, 2021, 3:25 pm

See: about:config => dom.block_download_insecure

Bug 1685479 - Let Mixed Content Download Blocking ride the trains
Bug 1614969 - Consider blocking mixed content downloads

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Post Posted October 26th, 2021, 9:27 am

dickvl wrote:See: about:config => dom.block_download_insecure

That solved my problem. Thanks!

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