All this week I have been downloading files thru FFox 19.02
With the small Classic download window, lists each download + I could watch progress.
FFox settings were...
1. (•) Never check for updates (Not recommended)
2. v19.0.2 FFox
Yesterday I installed DDG
First file download today ...
1. FFox has been updated to v20
2. FFox Downloads window has been replaced with Bookmarks > Library window (giant size, no progress bar)
3. FFox Settings (•) "Automatically install updates"
The only culprit can be the install of DDG. I am not impressed
I have had never ending problems with FFox since Jan-2013 with no resolution.
Their updates create more problems. On 25-Mar-2013 I clean installed v19.0.2 + no auto updates + no extensions until DDG last night.
(FFox forum has several complainants "where has their classic "Downloads" window gone"I certainly did not not update + I had the classic download for my last download yesterday.
After the upgrade of v20
There is an "about:config" fix "browser.download.useToolkitUI:= TRUE
I installed DDG just before closing the PC for the day.
Any others with the same problem ?
I am the ONLY user of this PC I fail to see how FFox settings just jumped ship.
Just discovered Adobe Flash was installed with FFox update (I know this is not a DDG problem)
Adobe Flash has been causing some anxiety for a lot of people, incl me
BUT (I am guessing) when DDG was installed it undid my "Never update" to accommodate auto updating of DDG
When DDG installs -- an option message "when DDG is installed your browser settings might be changed" for DDG to update browser settings must be also Auto update" ??
If I am wrong on all counts I am willing to be publicly flogged, minor errors, bamboo splinters under finger nails !!