User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1
Every time I attempt to download DesignPro for Mac from avery.com, a download window shows up with data - words and characters, not the download manager - and freezes up. I have to force quit Firefox everytime
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software - click on download under DesignPro for Mac.
As soon as the download window appears, everything freezes up.
The download manager should appear and the .dmg file should begin downloading
The browser doesn't freeze. Rather, the browser treats the *.dmg file
download as a text file, and starts displaying it in the download
window. Since the *.dmg file is quite large, this can substantially
slow down the browser. But I almost always found I could close the
download window, and then quit the browser, without having to
The same thing happens (in Firefox 2 and 3) on Windows and Linux.
Konqueror (on Linux) tries to open the *.dmg file in an external text
But Safari (on OS X) and Opera (on OS X) prompt you to save the *.dmg
file as a download.
I suspect this is ultimately the fault of the Avery website -- I
suspect it doesn't specify a mime-type for the *.dmg file (or maybe it
specifies the wrong type).
Safari and Opera (on OS X) seem to have built-in code that notices the
*.dmg extension and overrides the mime-type. Firefox apparently
doesn't ... but I'm not sure this is a bug.