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Why my Firefox 15.0.1 browser always open *.csv (comma delimited) file in another tab rather than downloading a file?
I need to use oracle web software to export .csv file, and when I click on the button , it will open the csv file on another window instead of downloading it. I had tried to hold down ALT key then left click the button, it just highlighted the button. So, the only way I can do is to right click the button and choose save from the link. So, How can I have the options to choose from save or open? Is this a bug for Firebox?
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Please try version 19.
A likely cause is that the servers sends the file as text/plain.
You can check that in Tools > Page Info > General when the file opens in a new tab.
Firefox will open the file in a tab in this case and your only option is to right click and use save link as to save the file or save the page once opened in a new tab/window.