trying to download software/information via a link/button does not succeed, an empty page is shown in stead of the download page. This problem does not occur with Internet Explorer (with same proxy settings) !



15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: fredcl, Unassigned)


Windows XP

Firefox Tracking Flags

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208

Each time I try to download software via a button (or link) on a webpage the
information page is not shown and download not started. Typically a workaround
is to go via the left mousebutton on the button to the pop-up menu and save the
target. Also do I have the impression that the requested page is loaded but only
very shortly displayed followed by a white page with the indicator 'done' at the
bottom of the screen.
This problem does not appear using the Internet Explorer tool (same settings and

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to a internet page with a link to software to download (eg try to download
Mozilla 1.6b) on the link/button of the desired software
3.nothing happens except for the display of a white page.

Actual Results:  
white page is displayed

Expected Results:  
show the download page with the indication that the downloading process has
started (asking for target file name and location).

Comment 1

15 years ago
have you tried with a new profile ?
Assignee: general → general
Component: JavaScript Engine → Browser-General
QA Contact: PhilSchwartau → general

Comment 2

15 years ago
No answer. This _does_ work, I assure you for hundres of thousands of Mozilla
users. Please try a current Mozilla version and a new profile.
-> WFM
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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