Pause/resume options should be available for all file types




Firefox for Android
Download Manager
10 months ago
3 months ago


(Reporter: Oana Horvath, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox51 affected, firefox52 wontfix, firefox53 affected, firefox54 affected)




10 months ago
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Android 5.0.1);
- Xiaomi MiPad 2 (Android 5.1);
Build: Nightly 54.0a1 (2017-02-10);

Steps to reproduce:
1. Download a large audio/video/image file.
2. Go to about:downloads and long tap the download in progress.
3. Verify that the options: Pause and Resume are displayed and working.
4. Verify that Pause & Resume buttons are displayed in the android notification bar while the file is downloading/paused.

Expected result:
The pause/resume options should be available for all files.

Actual result:
Some files, as audio, video or image (jpg) types don't have the pause/resume actions. 

Notes: These are just a few of the file types I've tested, probably there are others. 
On the other hand, zip files do have the option to pause/resume downloads.
status-firefox51: --- → affected
status-firefox52: --- → affected
status-firefox53: --- → affected
This behavior depends on the server pausing & resuming a download requires the server to accept the range parameter. 

Were all the test files served from the same subdomain/domain?

Comment 2

10 months ago
Initially I've downloaded files from the test page:
It also happens on:

Doesn't reproduce on this pages:
Mass wontfix for bugs affecting firefox 52.
status-firefox52: affected → wontfix

Comment 4

3 months ago
Is this a regression or new bug?
Flags: needinfo?(oana.horvath)

Comment 5

3 months ago
Can't run mozregression to determine this, it seems to not be working for a while now for me & others.
For additional info to Kevin's comment, these files downloads can be paused on Chrome, but not on Nightly:
Flags: needinfo?(oana.horvath)

Comment 6

3 months ago
Installed a build as far as 2014-01-31 and the issue was still reproducible.
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