User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199) Gecko/2008070206 Firefox/3.0.1 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.5; en-US; rv:188.8.131.52) 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 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Go to http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software - click on download under DesignPro for Mac. 2. 3. Actual Results: As soon as the download window appears, everything freezes up. Expected Results: 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 force-quit it. 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 editor. 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.