User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; de; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/126.96.36.199 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; de; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/184.108.40.206 Since firefox 220.127.116.11 or later, I do not remember the correct version, when the problem occurred first, every download to desktop or selected destination freezes firefox fully for the first 20-30 seconds or until the file to be downloaded has been downloaded completely. Also CPU load raises in this freeze status. Before this problem was introduced, parallel downloads were possible and no temporary freeze occurred. We have this problems on all of our Macs (PPC - no idea on Intel-CPU). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. klick on any link with a file to downloades (small, large etc.) 2. 3. Actual Results: small files tend to freeze firefox until their complete download, where large files tend to freeze firefox only the first 20-30 seconds the begin to download an to be visible in the progress-bar in the download-manager. same seems to be true in actual version of Thunderbird, but there the problem is less obvious
It seems that the problem arises if the download list has become very long over time. By clearing the download list the problem disappears.
Good news is that this has been fixed in Firefox 3! Resolving as WORKSFORME per comment 1.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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