Closed Bug 159375 Opened 18 years ago Closed 3 years ago

downloader plug-ins, such as Download Deputy, may leave window unresponsive


(Core :: Plug-ins, defect, P4, minor)






(Reporter: hEADcRASH, Assigned: peterl-bugs)




(Whiteboard: [PL2:NA])

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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.1a+) Gecko/20020714
BuildID:    2002071403

If you use an external downloader plug-in (such as Download Deputy), when a link
is clicked on (to be downloaded), it successfully passed off the URL, but the
browser window then becomes unresponsive. You have to hit the back button, the
same page will be displayed, but it will be, uh, responsive. :-)

The URL for the window will show the file's name, as opposed to the original
page's URL.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. (Install a downloader plug-in, such as Download Deputy)
2. Navigate to a page that has a link to a file to download.
3. Click on the link.
4. The link is passed off correctly, but the window's contents become unresponsive.
5. Click on the back button.
6. The window is, uh, responsive.  :-)

Expected Results:  Passed off the link and remained on the original page.
*** Bug 159287 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Confirmed using FizzillaCFM/2002072203. After the download is passed over to
Download Deputy, the content area of the browser window is rendered inoperable,
including scrollbars.

It should be noted that the download URL is shown on the URL Bar. That is why
hitting "Back" results in the page working again, because you actually are
returning to the page.
Ever confirmed: true
Peter: should this be part of the plug-in manager work?
Assignee: beppe → peterl
Priority: -- → P4
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.2beta
Summary: Using a download manager (plug-in) leaves the original window unresponsive. → downloader plug-ins, such as Download Deputy, may leave window unresponsive
Target Milestone: mozilla1.2beta → mozilla1.3alpha
Whiteboard: [PL2:NA]
Target Milestone: mozilla1.3alpha → Future
Select radio button "open it with" and then radio button "save" will bring OK
button into active state.
I see this with Adobe Reader 9.0 on Windows XP SP3, Firefox 3.0.11. Adobe Reader is set to open in its own instance. The display for the tab from where the PDF was opened becomes unresponsive, displaying the contents of video memory from what was in that position before switching to that tab.
QA Contact: shrir → plugins
I'm marking this bug as WONTFIX per bug #1269807.

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Closed: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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