Closed Bug 318227 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago

File manager hangs on save as


(Firefox :: File Handling, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: max_lynch, Unassigned)


User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

When you right click a link to "Save As" a file, the file manager comes up, but the context menu (from the right click) also comes up.  The file manager shows the watch cursor like it is doing something, and the whole application hangs.  If you go away for a minute, it usually works and you can save the file.  This problem has been there since the 1.5 betas.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to a site to download a file
2.Right click and save the file using "Save As"

Actual Results:  
The current page went gray for a second, then the file manager came up, then the context menu came up above it.  The page froze for about 30 seconds, and then I could save the file, but the context menu was still above the file manager and would not go away.

Expected Results:  
Downloaded nicely.

GNOME 2.10.2

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 305970 ***
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Whenever(i.e. every instance) I try to "Save page", Firefox hangs but will often "unhang after 4-5 minutes,sometimes more. Same problem in right-click "Save Target as.." for most files including jpegs. 

If I open the problem page in "Open this page with IE" option, the problems do not exist in IE., i.e. I am able to save the page or jpeg without a hang that moments before was hanging in Firefox. Though I loathe IE, I have had to resort to viewing page in Firefox, but saving it through IE.  

This problem only began with v1.5- the previous versions gave me no problem. I am still running(blush here) Win98 on a 266MHz PII with 128MB RAM...

Help, please, Peter
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