I love Firefox, I really do. But every so often the browser’s built-in media player will turn itself on, and any video or mp3 I click on will open a new tab with the file being played by the browser’s player instead of loading the download prompt, which is what I want.
Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to fix:
– In the address bar, type about:config and press ENTER. Accept the warning message (the exact text varies by Firefox version) and click “Continue”.
– Type (or paste) media.play-stand-alone in the search box at the top of the window.
– The value for the entry will almost certainly be set to TRUE. Double-click the text and it should change to FALSE.
This change should take effect immediately, without having to restart Firefox, although it certainly won’t hurt to restart anyway.