If you go to a website that uses a plugin (e.g. in this case Java) and Mozilla detects that it is not installed, the user is alerted and given the option to download the plugin for their platform. However, if the user goes to another site (or the same site) while downloading the Java plugin, they are prompted about downloading again, even if the plugin is already in the process of downloading. It seems a bit pointless to display the dialogue box again with its current message. Perhaps instead a warning (with 'disable notice in future' checkbox) shoud be displayed that reads 'The plugin required to display this page properly is currently downloading. For now page components using it will not be displayed' or something similar. URL supplied is just one with the Java plugin.
It may be extremely difficult to be able to denote that the user has selected to actually download the plug-in since the user action is outside of the window frame in which the default plug-in is being displayed. We cannot, for certain, know the action that the user has chosen in the other window, or that they chose to download the necessary plug-in
Assignee: beppe → peterl
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83754 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Priority: -- → P3
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Target Milestone: --- → Future
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