Firefox on android auto-plays .mp3 links as you click them. How do I download them instead of immediately playing?

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    Your question is possibly answered in android.stackexchange.com/questions/114956/…. The only difference is that in section 3 the value won't necessarily be com.google.android.music
    – Avia Efrat
    Commented Oct 28, 2015 at 19:11
  • Thanks - well, it didn't really work. Clicking "reset" actually removed the whole preference browser.download.preferred.audio/mpeg completely. But .mp3 links are still played in browser internally. And for clarity, I don't want to open it with any app immediately. The purpose is to download the file for playing offline. Commented Oct 30, 2015 at 13:47
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    BTW, at least on current versions of Firefox Mobile the integrated player has an option to actually download the file (long tap over the player and look into the menu that is shown). Commented Aug 31, 2018 at 19:13

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  1. In the Firefox address bar, enter about:config.
  2. Search for media.play-stand-alone.
  3. You can see true below the item's name.
  4. Tap the item's name (not on the search bar).
  5. A Toggle option has appeared at the bottom right. Tap it once. Notice the true has changed to false
  6. Now, when you'll tap on a .mp3 link, Firefox will prompt you with a Complete action using dialogue. To download the file, choose Download.
  • I didnt see any true below the items name.i cant do it at all.i really wish i can.is it not possible on android phone? Is it only for computers?
    – Sandy
    Commented Nov 18, 2017 at 8:11
  • I just checked it again using firefox 57.0 on Android 8.0.0, and the answer still stands. Could you describe what you see?
    – Avia Efrat
    Commented Nov 23, 2017 at 15:37

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