Download causes Firefox to freeze and a hard kill is necessary




14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: taroberds, Assigned: bugs)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; MSN 9.0;MSN 9.1; MSNbQ002; MSNmen-us; MSNcOTH; MPLUS)
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Foxfire Download quit working. Foxfire freeze and has to be hard killed.  
Download popup window will not stay open but for about 2 seconds when using
"ctrl J".  I did not know I had to clear the DOWNLOAD MANAGER area.  It was set
to MANUAL CLEAR.  Foxfire freezes when I try to CLEAR DOWNLOAD MANAGER.  Is
there a way to use Windows Explorer to delete the DOWNLOAD HISTORY files.  If I
can get this CLEARed I will set to CLEAR at completion of DOWNLOAD as I don't 
need it.  The DOWNLOAD MANAGER is a real drag on download time.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Use FOXFIRE to DOWNLOAD file from URL and FOXFIRE will freeze everytime.
2.DOWNLOAD worked fine until today.  I think the capacity was exceeded and 
something broke.

Actual Results:  
Foxfire freezes! ARG! 

Expected Results:  
Foxfire should have downloaded the file from the internet site to a directory 
on my C hard drive.

Comment 1

14 years ago
Fixing summary. I'm going to assume that the reporter meant Firefox.
Summary: DOWNLOAD causes FOXFIRE to FREEZE and a HARD KILL is NECESSARY → Download causes Firefox to freeze and a hard kill is necessary

Comment 2

14 years ago
Hum... I'm experiencing something similar, but I have an explaination for what's
happening to me.
Some days ago I've downloaded something directly on my notebook share, that is,
on a network path: \\mynotebook\shared\xxx
Now firefox freezes whenever I try to download something and ask it to save it
to disk, presumably because the notebook is not connected. I have to kill
Firefox since there is no way out.
Deleting the last download directory from userPref.js solves the problem.

Comment 3

14 years ago
I have experienced this problem (Firefox freezing during "Save Page As"
downloads and requiring a hard kill) between 20-30 times in the past 3 months. I
upgraded Firefox to the new version, and it still happens. I am currently using
Firefox 1.0.2 on a Macintosh iBook G4 running OSX version 10.3.9. This tends to
occur when I am doing multiple downloads in rapid succession. It does not matter
if I switch sites from which I am downloading or if they are all from the same
site. I tried only downloading 'page as text' or 'page as HTML' instead of
'complete Web page', but it still happens. It does not happen during normal
browsing, only during downloads of pages. I've been avoiding it but copying text
or source and pasting it into BBEdit, but this is not always an option for my
research needs. What I tend to do is kill the app, restart the computer, and try
to remember where I was when it crashed. I am also going to try increasing the
memory allocation for the application. 
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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