User-Agent: Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8 I had a lot of firefox windows open (8-10) and I decided to kill the process instead of closing each of them individually. A few minutes later I wanted to download a file. After I choose the destination of the file and click save, the window disappears... no download manager. The file downloads, and the system tray popup appears, but I never see the download manager and it doesn't appear on my taskbar. Tried restarting firefox, but still the window doesnt appear anywhere. Restarted Win2k and problem was gone. Reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1.Open task manager 2.End Firefox process 3.Open new window, and download a file Actual Results: It works fine now that I restarted. Expected Results: It should have brought up the download manager so I could monitor my download. Running Win2k SP4 on an Athlon XP 2000+ 512mb ram. It would be nice to be able to disable the download manager and use the old method, which I have always preferred over managers. Also, another idea would be to run the download manager in a separate process so that in case Firefox crashes, your download is still going.
The download manager will not open for files that take less than 5 seconds to download. It'll just pop up that notification thing. Could this be the cause of what you're seeing? I'm going to assume it is, and mark this bug as INVALID because I can't reproduce this at all for large files. If you are still having this problem with large files that take longer than a few seconds to download, please re-open this bug, because in this case, if you have the preference set, the download manager should show. RE your suggests at the end. The old style download system is gone, and not going to be re-implemented. The download manager is always also going to be in firefox.exe, having a separate process isn't feasible right now.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
QA Contact: aebrahim
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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