User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:220.127.116.11) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; fr; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 Explorer.exe blinks when downloads are processed in the background. It is due to FireFox because once download is done, nothing happens. I don't want to use another download manager to avoid this blinking bug. There is a logical workaround. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Download a file 2. Open explorer.exe 3. Expand the tree (6 or 7 levels) 4. Wait and see Actual Results: The tree in explorer.exe blinks and I can't manage my files with a stroboscope ! I must close the window, but the desktop is also refreshed (low rate but it is a useless hard-disk solicitation). Expected Results: Use a greater buffer. Instead of writing small kB received, store them in a large buffer and write data per MB. It will decrease significantly the rate. Windows XP Home 5.1 SP3
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:22.214.171.124) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 Over to Toolkit->Download Manager for better triage. Note: I can't reproduce this locally.
Component: File Handling → Download Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: file.handling → download.manager
Version: unspecified → 1.9.0 Branch
Component: Download Manager → File Handling
Product: Toolkit → Core
QA Contact: download.manager → file-handling
Are you sure that this is not caused by third party software that integrates itself with the windows explorer ? I can not reproduce this with SM trunk on vista and windows 2003. Expected results would be that the explorer should not flash and should itself refresh only every x seconds and the windows explorer on my system is doing that.
Afaics it could be a software conflict due to Office, but i'm not convinced. I understand your position, but it didn't appear with FF2 nor SeaMonkey. Sorry for the trouble which could have been more fruitful if more details were in my ownership.
Component: File Handling → File Handling
Product: Core → Firefox
Version: 1.9.0 Branch → unspecified
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