Download manager clears list after download finishes without prompting




10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: dfpercush, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/3.0.11
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009060215 Firefox/3.0.11

Firefox automatically updated on 6/10/2009. When I opened the download manager, the list had been cleared. Now it behaves differently. The download manager seems to automatically clear when my current file is finished. Thus, the "clear list" button is kind of obsolete. I don't see any option to control this behavior. In the past, the files stay in the list until I clear them.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Note: Steps 1-3 may not be necessary
1. Revert to version 3.0.10
2. Download a few files to populate the download manager list.
3. Let firefox automatically update to version 3.0.11
4. Download a file
5. Watch the download manager window. 

Actual Results:  
When the download is finished, the entry will disappear without prompting. The list is clear.

Expected Results:  
The file should stay in the list until cleared by the user.

Downloads config is as follows:
"Show download window when downloading a file" : checked
"Close it when all downloads are finished" : not checked
Radio button is set to "Download files to <path>"

Windows 2000 Pro / Intel x86
Firefox is installed on a non-default partition (E:) which is an IDE hard disk.

Comment 1

10 years ago
I solved my own problem. I had unchecked "Remember what I've downloaded" in the privacy options. Silly me.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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