User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040730 Firefox/0.9.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040730 Firefox/0.9.1 When uploading large files through a form, firefox does not give any indication of progress. Yet it knows the size of the file(s) it is sending. For large files, the user is left hanging with no idea how long the form submission will take. There are many web sites which accept large files through web page forms. Reproducible: Didn't try Steps to Reproduce: 1. Go to web form which accepts large files. 2. Browse... to a local large file. 3. Submit the form. Actual Results: The browser says it is sending the form, and the pointer and toolbar icons rotate. Expected Results: There should be an indication of percentage, relative or absolute progress. For example, the progress bar in the lower right corner of the status bar should update to show the relative progress in sending the file(s). This was fixed in the browser component, see bug 24197.
The reporter's OS may have been Linux, but, obviously, this is neded for Windows as well. Some of my web apps accept file uploads that total in excess of 300MB; and this feature would be very nice for impatient users (myself included)
*** Bug 362405 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Bug 362405 suggested putting the progress indication in the file upload control, but I think the status bar makes more sense.
(In reply to comment #3) > Bug 362405 suggested putting the progress indication in the file upload > control, but I think the status bar makes more sense. > For pages with more than one control, having the progress indication in the control would be useful.