Is there a Firefox Extension that can recreate the old Download behavior?

To be exact, I'm refer to how in Firefox 97> Firefox would ask you if you wanted to save a file before downloading it (including the option to temporarily download it to open in an external program).

Only realized an extension could hypothetically recreate this while browsing Firefox AMO and remembered "oh yeah, there are a bunch of Download Managers among the recommended extensions".

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  1. Hi again, I started a new profile and see what you mean, I solved it by having backups of my profiles and copied my version 97 **handlers.json** file into version 98 profile.

    In Windows, your profile folder is in *C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles*

    If you have an older **handlers.json** copy it into it, if not you can edit it. Try this, replace it’s contents with the below information.

    EDIT

    If you use torrents, you’ll have to edit this part

    *[{“name”:”uTorrent.exe”,”path”:”C:\\Users\\Username\\AppData\\Roaming\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe”}]*

    to your torrent program

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  2. {“defaultHandlersVersion”:{“en-US”:4},”mimeTypes”:{“application/x-bittorrent”:{“action”:0,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“torrent”]},”application/x-msdownload”:{“action”:1,”extensions”:[“msi”,”msu”,”exe”],”ask”:true},”application/zip”:{“action”:0,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“zip”]},”application/x-generic”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“rar”]},”application/file”:{“action”:0,”extensions”:[“ico”]},”application/x-gzip”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“gz”]},”image/jpeg”:{“action”:0,”extensions”:[“jpg”]},”video/x-flv”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“flv”]},”application/x-virtualbox-vbox-extpack”:{“action”:0,”extensions”:[“vbox-extpack”]},”image/png”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“png”]},”text/plain”:{“action”:0,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“txt”,”text”]},”application/pdf”:{“action”:3,”extensions”:[“pdf”]},”video/x-ms-wmv”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“wmv”]},”image/x-icon”:{“action”:0,”extensions”:[“ico”]},”audio/mpeg”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“mp3″]},”application/force-download”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“ksf”]},”application/x-7z-compressed”:{“action”:1,”extensions”:[“7z”],”ask”:true},”application/x-zip-compressed”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“zip”]},”application/x-rar-compressed”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“rar”]},”application/x-www-form-urlencoded”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“pdf”]},”application/download”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“xml”]},”video/mp4″:{“action”:0,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“mp4″]},”application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“xlsx”]},”video/quicktime”:{“action”:1,”ask”:true,”extensions”:[“mov”]},”text/xml”:{“action”:3,”extensions”:[“xml”,”xsl”,”xbl”]},”image/svg+xml”:{“action”:3,”extensions”:[“svg”]},”image/webp”:{“action”:3,”extensions”:[“webp”]},”image/avif”:{“action”:3,”extensions”:[“avif”]}},”schemes”:{“mailto”:{“action”:4,”handlers”:[null,{“name”:”Gmail”,”uriTemplate”:”https://mail.google.com/mail/?extsrc=mailto&url=%s”},{“name”:”Yahoo! Mail”,”uriTemplate”:”http://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=%s”},{“name”:”Yahoo! Mail”,”uriTemplate”:”https://compose.mail.yahoo.com/?To=%s”}]},”irc”:{“action”:2,”ask”:true,”handlers”:[null,{“name”:”Mibbit”,”uriTemplate”:”https://www.mibbit.com/?url=%s”}]},”ircs”:{“action”:2,”ask”:true,”handlers”:[null,{“name”:”Mibbit”,”uriTemplate”:”https://www.mibbit.com/?url=%s”}]},”webcal”:{“action”:2,”ask”:true,”handlers”:[null,{“name”:”30 Boxes”,”uriTemplate”:”http://30boxes.com/external/widget?refer=ff&url=%s”},{“name”:”30 Boxes”,”uriTemplate”:”https://30boxes.com/external/widget?refer=ff&url=%s”}]},”magnet”:{“action”:2,”handlers”:[{“name”:”uTorrent.exe”,”path”:”C:\\Users\\Username\\AppData\\Roaming\\uTorrent\\uTorrent.exe”}]}},”isDownloadsImprovementsAlreadyMigrated”:true,”isSVGXMLAlreadyMigrated”:true}

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