I, actualy, don't know where to ask this, but this can be related to Linux.

Firefox on Arch Linux always asks about download destination, even if there's a default download destination folder set up through options interface or even about:config.

How can I fix that?

Additional info:

It's been normal till 22.0. I've tried to re-create profile or even create new, clean one, and try there and still got the same problem.

I've also tried to ask this question on #firefox @ freenode, but haven't got any reply.

  • Shouldn't this be on SuperUser?
    – rahmu
    Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 8:38
  • I wasn't sure where to post this, so, I've posted it here. Commented Aug 23, 2013 at 8:53

1 Answer 1


Go to the address bar, and type about:config. Accept the following warranty void notification and proceed.

You will now see a list of preferences. Right click anywhere, and select New to create a new preference. Set the preference name as browser.download.dir and the preference value as your destination directory -- say, /home/user/my_files. Now, if your type in the preference name in the search bar above, the new entry will be displayed.

Now, in the above search bar, type browser.download.folderList. Double click on the entry displayed below, and change the value to 2.

Now, try downloading any file, and check if it works. It at least worked for me.

Source: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=802592

Further information about:config entries: http://kb.mozillazine.org/About:config_entries


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