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I just installed Ubuntu 22.04 an noticed that Firefox does not allow me download a file to the Desktop.

How do I fix this?

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  • I do not confirm. Firefox snap on Lubuntu 22.04 downloads files to desktop. May 3 at 8:12
  • and works in 22.04 too. I think you need to edit your question to provide more details of what steps you are taking to achieve this. I just clicked on the hamburger menu (top right corner of FF) selected Save page as navigated to Home and selected Desktop.
    – 24601
    May 3 at 8:43
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    @24601 If I Save page as on Desktop it does not give an error, but the files are nowhere to be found on my Desktop.
    – Adriaan
    May 3 at 9:24
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    Oups! you're right... just tried it and nothing in the Desktop folder. Report it as a bug to mozilla... support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1188220
    – 24601
    May 3 at 9:50
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    Also confirmed. Reviewing syslog, looks like an AppArmor denial. Not too hard to fix once it's reported.
    – user535733
    May 3 at 11:28

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This seems to be a GTK problem, that is already fixed and merged into the codebase, but not released for ubuntu yet.

I found another tipp on that though, that works for me: When you have the save dialog open, click the filename field (only focus needed) and then save it normally.

Found that here: https://forum.vivaldi.net/post/579271

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See OCDev's comment, my answer is incorrect

As SimonEritsch stated, Mozilla seems to be aware of the issue and I'd imagine a fix will come soon. In the meantime, I highly recommend installing Firefox via apt. Canonical (the company that develops Ubuntu) is really pushing snap, so it takes a few extra steps, but you can find those steps here.

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    Not a problem with Firefox. This happens for all Ubuntu file save dialogs for all web browsers. Workaround is to click the filename field to de-select it, then save.
    – OCDev
    May 15 at 23:26

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