User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4 Alternate clicking on a graphic and saving to HD took ages and after a few saves Firfox stopped responding. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Alternate click on graphic 2. Click Save Image As 3. Click Save Actual Results: Image was eventually saved but Firefox took up to 30 seconds to respond. After several repeats with different images Firefox stopped responding. Expected Results: Saved image quickly The problem was solved by cleaning out the Download mamager. It seemed as though the download manager was going though the complete list every time and it contained a couple of items that were not completely downloaded. Firefox crashed for weeks whenever a few images were saved before I discovered the problem. Perhaps a later build could be altered to ignore checking the Download list when saving images. Alternately, there could be a problem when adding a new download to a large list and it needs addressing.
Problem is well known. for FF use this to prevent a quick size growing: bug 132755 comment 106 or for all: write-protect the file downloads.rdf (disadvantage: no dl. history) See Bug 159107. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159107 ***