I wish there was an option to open a file after you download

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Post Posted July 18th, 2017, 7:24 pm

I like this feature in Chrome and Vivaldi, wish that Firefox had it.


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Post Posted July 18th, 2017, 7:42 pm

If you mean to automatically open the file, that's something of a security issue.

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Post Posted July 18th, 2017, 7:44 pm

An AV program would catch it when downloading or done downloading.


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Post Posted July 18th, 2017, 8:00 pm

Not necessarily
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Post Posted July 18th, 2017, 9:27 pm

This will definitely not happen with say .exe on Windows especially because whom do you think people will blame if they have their Firefox run a file and it infects their OS. Mozilla cares about security while Google may not as much.

There is the OpenDownload² extension.


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Post Posted July 22nd, 2017, 2:09 pm

Safari used to do that by default many years ago. Bad idea.


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Post Posted July 24th, 2017, 11:34 am

Why would you want it? What happens if you download a file that has malware or something else bad, Firefox prevents this automatically to protect you and your computer, because as James says "Mozilla cares".

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