Strange 4 digit files downloaded.

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  1. Posts : 651
    Windows 10 Pro (21H2)
       #11

    dalchina said:
    If you are experiencing this with Firefox, try starting it in safe mode- that used to be possible from a command prompt, but it seems now the only way is to launch FF then immediately restart it in safe mode - which to me seems daft, but there we are.
    When Fx is not running, hold down a shift key, click on the Fx icon, you will be asked if you want to start in safe mode.
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  2. Posts : 35,508
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #12

    It doesn't for me - on 2 PCs .. which is why I didn't mention it..

    but the command line option does e.g.

    D:\Internet\Firefox.exe -safe-mode
    or
    "C:\Program Files\Internet\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -safe-mode

    in the Run box or at a command prompt or if you create a shortcut to it like that.
    Last edited by dalchina; 17 Sep 2019 at 14:22.
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  3. Posts : 651
    Windows 10 Pro (21H2)
       #13

    dalchina said:
    It doesn't for me - on 2 PCs .. which is why I didn't mention it.. and the command line option doesn't seem to work if you need " " around the path specification - if it contains spaces.

    However that does work for e.g. (no spaces in the path)

    D:\Internet\Firefox.exe -safe-mode

    in the Run box or at a command prompt or if you create a shortcut to it like that.
    Please don't take this as argumentative: Using the shift key is standard advice, and this is the first time I have seen anyone saying that it does not work. Quite a few Google sites, for example, give this as a standard method of starting in safe mode. That it does not work for you on two PC is quite puzzling.

    I tried it on both of our PCs before I posted; it worked on both of them.
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  4. Posts : 35,508
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #14

    Would you believe it - SHIFT + double left click on a FF shortcut now works on this PC. Perhaps because of a restart...? Anyway..
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  5. Posts : 651
    Windows 10 Pro (21H2)
       #15

    dalchina said:
    Would you believe it - SHIFT + double left click on a FF shortcut now works on this PC. Perhaps because of a restart...? Anyway..
    What I would believe is that you discovered that recherché methodology....
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